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TSI to Educate 1 Million Pupils on Drug Abuse

The Stellar Initiative (TSI), a non-governmental organisation, has disclosed plan to educate one million pupils on drug abuse and give five million pieces of stationery to pupils in disadvantaged communities in Benin, Kano, Oyo, Enugu, Kogi and others.

While disclosing this on Friday June 4, 2021, Lead Volunteer and Founder of TSI, Precious Eniayekan, stated that the plan would be executed through its Book Tour and Movie Show project, launched on April 5.

“The initiative will leverage the movie ‘Nimbe’ to educate pupils on drug abuse, bullying, self-esteem, among others,” Precious said.

She added that the project would positively impact pupils in low-income communities.

“Studies according to UNICEF have shown that one in every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria. This to us means that there is need for an urgent intervention in the education sector.

“Every Nigerian child deserves the right to quality education, irrespective of their financial capacities or geographical locations,” Precious said.

“Sadly, many communities continue to degrade due to several blue factors, ranging from economic downturn to financial instability, to lack of security and lots more. Raising children in communities like this, without proper care, will not only hurt the child, but ultimately deprive Nigeria of building a sustainable nation,” she stated.

She continued that closer attention must be paid to how children are raised in disadvantaged communities.

“Having launched this project at Ijero Baptist Primary School, Ebutte Meta, and received positive feedback, we believe that expanding our reach to other regions is a step in the right direction towards instilling the kinds of character, beliefs, and support every child should have.”

The Stellar Initiative is a non-profit organisation committed to the welfare, development and growth of children in rural communities.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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