The faces of pupils and staff of Uweifo Primary School, Ewuru-Agbor, were aglow, as some philanthropic and good hearted individuals under the auspices of the Ewuru Education Incentive Programme, visited the school and donated educational materials and stationery to the school children, on Monday, September 24, 2018.
Mr. Ogwu Benjamin, the project executor, explained that the project has been an annual affair, since 2011, stating that the Ewuru Education Incentive Programme was created in order to alleviate some of the deficiencies in the educational life of the pupils, by giving educational aids to them. He also expressed his hope for the pupils, saying that the pupils of Uweifo Primary School will become future Nigerian leaders.
His words: “The Ewuru Education Incentive Programme was established in the year 2011, with Mr. Steve Ashien, Publisher, Ika Weekly Newspaper, as the Coordinator and I, as the Project Executor. Since the inception of the Foundation, we annually donate educational materials to the pupils of Uweifo Primary School, Ewuru-Agbor, as a way of giving back to the society. We want these children to become Presidents, Governors and top officials in the society. This cannot happen, if the children do not have a solid educational foundation. Therefore, we have decided to provide incentives in order to support the education of the pupils of Uweifo Primary School.
Members of the Ewuru Education Incentive Programme, who were present to distribute the educational items to the children were Mr. Ogwu Benjamin, Mr. Egwabor Emmanuel, Mr. Ashien Johnson, Mr. Anthony Agborha, and Mr. Nzeh Ozor.
The items which were distributed to the entire 222 pupils of Uweifo Primary School consisted of large quantities of notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, rulers and drawing books.
The school’s headmistress, Mrs. P.N. Okunbor, expressed her gratitude towards the Coordinator and executors of the Ewuru Education Incentive Program for their marvelous works towards the teachers and most especially, the pupils of Uweifo Primary School.
In her words: “I am very happy to see what the founders of the Incentive Programme are doing for us. They have been able to reduce the number of notebooks that ought to be bought by the pupils . This is really wonderful, because some parents, who are not well-to-do find it difficult to provide enough notebooks, pens and pencils for their children. The inability of some parents to provide enough notebooks, pens and other educational materials for their children has been a constant source of stress to the teachers and pupils of Uwefoh Primary School. Thus, we are happy to see that the burden has been reduced by this great gesture”.
The pupils of Uweifo Primary School also thanked the philanthropists for coming to their aid, through the Education Incentive Programme. They expressed their desire to work hard at their studies, in order to fulfill the hopes of their benefactors.
Master Okoh Marvellous, a Primary Six pupil, expressing his thanks said, “I thank the founders of the Ewuru Education Incentive Programme and I pray that God will replenish the pockets of our benefactors. I promise to be hardworking in my studies in order to ensure that the hope of our kind and good hearted patrons is not thwarted”.