A United Kingdom based Non Governmental Organization, BHAMUSON foundation has presented scholarship award to pupils of some selected primary schools in Kwara State.
The scholarship award which worth millions of naira, featured payment of school fees as well as presentation of school uniforms, textbooks, notebooks, shoes among others.
Speaking during the presentation in Ilorin, the Coordinator of BHAMUSON foundation in Nigeria, Alhaji Gbadebo Lawal said the foundation was established some years ago for charity and humanitarian services.
The ceremony which took place at Adeta primary school, attracted eminent personalities including school teachers, parents of the recipients among others.
Gbadebo explained that founders of the BHAMUSON foundation were old students of Queen Elizabeth School, Ilorin and other volunteers based in the UK and Nigeria.
He added that the main aim of establishing the foundation was to assist the less privileged in the pursuit of the academic endeavour.
Gbadebo said many pupils had benefitted the foundation’s scholarship award from primary to secondary school level.
He explained that the foundation had sunk bore holes for many communities suffering water problem, while a lot dilapidated school structures had been rehabilitated with millions of naira.
According to him “as a charity organization, they help underprivileged children in society by providing scholarships to deserving pupils in primary school and by providing school materials such as school uniforms, school sandals, writing materials, school fees, PTA levies and text books”.
Lawal used the occasion to advised parents to assist the foundation by supporting their children in their studies through sustained encouragement, maintaining that positive results would spur the foundation to offer more scholarship in the future.
Reacting to the gesture, the Head Teacher of Adeta ‘A’ LGEA, Mallam Issa Ayinde Jimoh and Head Teacher of Apalara/Adewole LGEA school, Hajia Ahmed Ramat Onagun, appreciated the foundation for its contributions to education sector.
They noted that with the scholarship award embarked upon by the foundation, many pupils of the school had successfully completed their educational pursuit.
Speaking on behalf of the parents of benefitting pupils, Mrs. Afusat Sulyman, thanked the foundation for the scholarships, praying to Almighty God to enrich the members of the foundation.
The recipients of the scholarship award were Yinusa Toyin, Abdullahi Fatiha, Mohammed Rodiyat, Abdulganiyu Jamiu, Abdurahman Rofiat, Musa Mariam, Adebayo Yusuf, Abbas Rokeebat, Sulyman Abdulrafiu and Abdulrasaq Jemilat among others.