Brace-Up The Young has donated writing materials to 199 schoolchildren in Ogun and Lagos States.
While speaking on Friday February 19, 2021, the Founder, Obasanjo Fajemirokun, stated that the donation was aimed at assisting parents to cushion the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the education of their children.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a ravaging cankerworm that has eaten deep into every sector of the human endeavour, particularly the educational sector,” Obasanjo said.
He added, “This period has been quite challenging for students, parents and the teachers in adjusting to the new normal.”
According to the Founder, part of Brace-Up The Young’s mandate is to educate the young generation.
“This is the major reason we embarked on a project tagged ‘Back2school’ to assist students with needed school materials such as pen, books, erasers, sharpeners and textbooks.
“In December 2020, a call for donation was made and we received $105 in cash donations used to purchase notebooks, pens, cleaners, sharpeners, colours, over 200 pencils and 157 textbooks from Street2School and well-meaning Nigerians,” he said.
Fajemirokun explained further that this year, textbooks, notebooks, pens, cleaners, color pencils and pencils were donated to 199 children in Ota, Ogun State and Orile Iganmu, Lagos State.
He stated that organisation targeted students whose parents could not afford those school materials.
He said, “Ninety-three students in three secondary schools: Floridan Model School, Lè- Companion School and Peaceful Royal Academy) in Ota, Ogun State were visited
“We also visited Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd School, Orile Iganmu, Lagos State where textbooks, notebooks, pen, pencils, erasers, colour pencils and sharpeners were donated to 106 nursery pupils, basic 1-6 and junior secondary school students.”
While appreciating the donors and sponsors of the materials, Fajemirokun stated that” “Brace-up The Young is not resting on its oars but aims to reach as many students as possible in more states.”
“We believe so much in the power of education and that every child can learn,” he concluded.
Brace-up The Young, a youth-led organisation, focuses on educating and mentoring young people living in low-income communities to become innovative and accountable leaders in their fatherland, Nigeria.