Glowing Splints Development Initiative, an NGO has donated learning materials to three public primary schools in Lagos State, as part effort to enhance the quality of education.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the beneficiaries are Abesan Primary School, Estate Primary School, and Housing Primary School all in Ipaja.
The donation tagged “Welcome back to school,” was made by Mrs. Stella Francis, the Executive Director of the NGO, on Friday.
Francis said that the intervention was to assist less privileged pupils in public and low-income primary schools with learning materials at the beginning of every school term.
“The first project took place in February this year at two low-cost schools in Lagos, just as Nigeria was coming out of the terrible impact of COVID-19 on our economy.
“It is our belief as an organisation that every Nigerian child deserves a quality education and in line with Lagos State SUBEB mantra, “Leave No Child Behind”.
“We decided to give some pupils of these schools, school supplies, such as school bags, water bottles, exercise books, socks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, and rulers,” she said.
Francis said she was optimistic that the gesture would enhance the learning experience of the beneficiaries and lead to an increase in the completion and transition of quality education.
In her remarks, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Monye, Head Teacher, Housing Estate Primary School, commended the organisation for the generosity and thoughtfulness toward the pupils.
Monye said that a lot of pupils in the school were in need of the donated items, noting that the idea was a welcome development.
“We also want this NGO to use their power and humanitarian acts to provide water supply in the schools, especially the toilets,” she pleaded.
Also speaking, Mr. Alabi Adekanmi, Head of Section, Social Mobilisation of Schools, Alimosho Local Government Area, stated that the initiative would enhance the quality learning process among the pupils.
Adekanmi urged other NGOs to replicate such initiative, by providing school furniture, boreholes, and other basic infrastructure to schools.