A Non-Governmental Organisation based in the Federal Capital Territory, Divine Virtuous Shunamite Ministry, is to provide instructional materials for over 200 pupils across the six area councils of the territory as part of its efforts to boost teaching and learning in the area.
It has also rolled out its 2016 palliative plans for widows and orphans in the nation’s capital.
Speaking in Abuja at the weekend, founder of the organisation, Uduak Dondon, disclosed that new school books, bags, uniforms and sandals would be provided for the pupils upon resumption in September.
“It is common knowledge that a lot of families, especially widows and orphans, will not be able to provide these items for their wards when schools eventually resume,” she said.
She said further: “We have taken it upon ourselves to provide these basic items for these kids who cannot afford them by themselves. We will also conduct free medical check-ups for these kids in order to keep them fit for school.
“So on September 3, 2016, our organisation seeks to empower 200 kids with 1,200 pieces of note books, 200 pieces of school bags, 200 pieces of uniform, 200 pieces of Mathematical sets and one cartoon of biro and pencil.
Dondon urged both Christians and Muslims to give priority attention to issues bordering on the less privileged in the society.
She said: “Instead of caring for the vulnerable in the society, we see them becoming preys living among predators. Most times they are victims of the same people who ought to have been their first line of solace.
“Knowing full well that they are very close to the heart of God, we, at the Divine Virtuous Shunamite Ministry, have been privileged to stand in the gap for them through prayers and various methods of operations.