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In a bid to cushion the effect of out-of-school children, a nonprofit organization which has been identified as Helpers Social Development Foundation (HSDF), has sponsored the establishment of a school, Lugard Citadel Nursery and Primary School in Amagu, Akpugo-Eze Community, Oji River Local Government Area, Enugu State.
The Eastern Updates reports that the school was established to provide access to quality education for every child in the community.
HSDF said that the school was created to reduce the number of out-of-school children and help the less privileged people secure a better future.
Speaking during the official inauguration of the School, the co-founder and chairman of the foundation, Mr Okeke Chinwendu, restated the foundation’s commitment to ensuring that orphans and less privileged people get access to quality education.
He said that he started nursing the desire to establish the Lugard Citadel Nursery and Primary School when a vulnerable child met him at the community during school hours and appealed to him to help her pay school fees.
Chinwendu assured the community that he would make sure the school produces the best students who would compete internationally and also help others in the community get quality education for a better society.
He however, said that they sponsored Mrs. Stella Beneath to open the school due to her passion to train children and making sure that every child gets quality education by providing school desks, different school uniforms, notebooks, textbooks, chalk, school bags, and many other items.
“The organization chose to sponsor Mrs. Stella to open Lugard Citadel Nursery and Primary School to help her achieve her dream, vision, and mission of reaching out to less privileged and unreached orphans with the aim of impacting them with knowledge for a better future and peaceful society.
“We are here to officially open the School which will help the orphans and less privileged children within this area get access to education notwithstanding the effect of financial challenges lingering in the country.
“Based on the condition in the nation and the need for support, we were able to establish this school to provide quality education to less privileged to help have a peaceful society and better future.
“We expect a get the best students that will be leaders of this country at the end of their programme here. We noticed that our people do not have a culture of giving out to others but we believe that they will see the need of giving out to others at the end of their program here,” he said.
A community leader, Chief Chukwubuike Elendu, lauded the organization for their support in bringing the low-cost schools to AlpugoEze, assuring their maximum support to ensure it grows to become the best among the best.