Presenting school uniforms and writing materials to the beneficiaries at Samaru primary school, Gusau on Sunday, the State Coordinator of the Foundation, Rufai UB-Gusau, said the gesture was aimed to reduce out-of-school children in the state.
According to him, the foundation will take care of all the educational responsibilities of the selected pupils from Class One up to Class Six in their respective primary schools.
He said this was one of the efforts of the trust fund to complement the state government’s efforts in tackling illiteracy and poverty in the state.
“Two hundred and twenty pupils from various primary schools across the 11 wards of Gusau Local Government Area would benefit from the programme.
“Twenty pupils have been registered to benefit from the gesture in each of the primary schools selected from 11 wards of the area.
“We have inaugurated the programme in Galadima and Samaru primary schools where we distribute school uniforms and writing materials for them.
“We are going to continue with the remaining selected schools.
“We are collaborating with the Arewa Development and Empowerment Foundation in this programme, considering the increasing number of out-of-school children in the state,” he said.
The District Head of Tudun Wada in Gusau Emirate, Alhaji Nuraddeen Kabir-Danbaba, commended the NGO for the gesture.
Mr Kabir-Danbaba urged well meaning individuals in the state to emulate theTrust Fund by supporting vulnerable groups in the society.
Malam Usman Sani, who spoke on behalf of the parents and guardians of the pupils, described the programme as timely and a welcome development.
“We are going to make sure that that our children stay in school and pay attention to all their studies, for them to benefit from the gesture .” he promised.