A Non-Governmental Organisation, Evolving Women in Progress and Community Development (EWIP) in collaboration with the Charitable Network for Community Empowerment (CHANCE) and The Rewrite Nigeria Development Initiative (TRNDI), has emphasized the need to eradicate illiteracy to achieve true and sustainable development.
The NGO embarked on a back-to-school scheme in Lagos, seeking to enhance access to basic and quality education.
In her opening remarks, Mrs. Olajumoke Saliu, the Lagos State chapter Coordinator, said, “As part of our intervention programmes, we are here at a school within the White Sand area of ljora Badia, a typically disadvantaged Community, to give them school supplies like bags, books and writing materials.
“We collaborated with EWIP on this very laudable project, first because EWIP is a reputable body that shares our ideals and this very well fits within our scope.
“Secondly, all we saw was a true need and we felt that impact would be greatly made in that community if embarked upon. We look forward to many more partnerships towards sustainable development,” said Saliu.
She assured that before the year runs out, the organization will organize a series of other impact-driven activities.
“Upcoming in the last quarter of the year would be our hygiene outreach to teenage girls; walk against indiscrimination and many more,” she added.
Founder of the TRNDI, Gloria Jemedafe while speaking at the event, also promised that her organization will further bring succor to the children and families in the community.
The high point of the event was the reaction of the recipients and residents as they expressed appreciation to the organizers for alleviating their pains and applauded them for such a laudable programme in delicate times as this in the country.