Barely one week after rehabilitating internally displaced women in Gombe by giving them funds and equipment to start businesses and paying for their rent; Body Enhancement Foundation has sponsored the education of 501 displaced children between the ages of 1 to 14yrs at the Lamido Lawal Model Primary School, Girei LGA, in Adamawa State.
Upon visiting the camp, the team discovered the children were not being educated unlike some camps where temporary schools are provided for the children.
At that point, the foundation immediately provided funds for school uniforms, shoes, books, writing materials, boards, writing chalk, rulers and hired teachers amongst the displaced Nigerians at the camp to commence teaching the children. The foundation has also taken up the responsibility of paying the teachers monthly salaries. All the children between nursery and primary 6 ages at the camp are beneficiaries of the Foundationâ€™s benevolence.
On Wednesday, February 25th the donated items were presented to the students and present at the ceremony which held at the camp, was the first lady of Adamawa State, Her Excellency, Mrs Hasana Ngilari who gave an appreciation speech and joined in distributing the school materials to the children.
Modupe Ozolua during her speech thanked the governor, the first lady, officials of Adamawa State SEMA and all other relief organizations that have worked tirelessly towards providing different forms of assistance to displaced Nigerians all over the country.
In addition, she informed the displaced families that they should be hopeful because God has not forgotten nor forsaken them. She also told the children that their destinies are not tied to a refugee camp, so they should not feel they canâ€™t be as great as they wish to be.
Ozolua stated the Body Enhancement Foundationâ€™s sponsored school program is part of the organizationâ€™s rehabilitation plan for the internally displaced Nigerians, which will impact all camps in Nigeria.