RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS IS BACK AS CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL

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Victoria received a new school bag stuffed with school supplies after attending school for 2 full terms without school bags.

Being able to continue learning provides a sense of normalcy that can help children overcome trauma. It is an investment not only to an individual child but to the strengthening of the society. However, keeping a child in school is cumbersome and not an easy task especially to those who can barely afford three square meals a day. Poor parents live in worry of how to take care of the expenses of their children whom they manage to enroll in a public or low income school. When the children round-up a session, their parents are not at rest but buckle up working from sun-up to sun-down to make sure that what is required for another academic session apart from school fees is provided.

 

Most of them however, despite their hard work, would still be incapacitated to cater for the needs of their children. When this is the case, school children are discouraged from attending classes due to lack of exercise-books, sandals, uniforms, school bags, writing materials and other added things which aid learning. They are kept back at home to assist in generating income for the family and also meet their own needs. This causes instability in school, emotional and psychosocial trauma. Other children from disadvantaged homes at beginning of a new school session resume to school unequipped due to the poverty raging their family and this has adverse effect on their perspective towards learning.

Just like a farmer who goes to the farm without his working equipment would not achieve anything but overcome with so much dissatisfaction and self-pity, so also, a child who goes to school without learning materials and other educational supplements such as sandals, uniforms, school bag among other things would be sad and in no mood to learn or receive teaching with an open mind.

We can individually and collectively do some good together to change the narrative for some of these children. I appealing to our network of friends, kind hearted individuals and all good people to join us at JEOF to help  “Kit-Up” 40 children in need with (school uniforms, shoes, bag), as well as books and stationeries.

N7,500 will kit up one child with the listed items above. Small donations are also welcome. Every kobo or penny counts.

 Please Make your kind donations to: 

                              Joseph & Eunice Oladaiye Foundation (JEOF)

                                           Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

                                             A/C No: 0008697021

THANK YOU. PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT ALL FUNDS WILL BE DIRECTLY CHANNELED TO THE PROJECT.

 

Learn more about our work at JEOF on :www.jeof.org

Visit our blog : http://www.thehopebyjeof.wordpress.com   Or Call: 08164793838 OR 07033757721

We can individually and collectively do some good together to change the narrative for some of these children. I appealing to our network of friends, kind hearted individuals and all good people to join us at JEOF to help  “Kit-Up” 40 children in need with (school uniforms, shoes, bag), as well as books and stationeries.

N7,500 will kit up one child with the listed items above. Small donations are also welcome. Every kobo or penny counts.

 Please Make your kind donations to: 

                              Joseph & Eunice Oladaiye Foundation (JEOF)

                                           Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

                                             A/C No: 0008697021

THANK YOU. PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT ALL FUNDS WILL BE DIRECTLY CHANNELED TO THE PROJECT.

 

Learn more about our work at JEOF on :www.jeof.org

Visit our blog : http://www.thehopebyjeof.wordpress.com   Or Call: 08164793838 OR 07033757721

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LET US BE THE ‘MIRACLE’ FOR ONE CHILD –HELP US KIT CHILDREN WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES AS THEY GO BACK TO SCHOOL. #Random Acts of Kindness

 

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Pupils of Kuramo Primary School Lagos, received school bags from JEOF in April, 2017.

 

A number of us grew up without a lot of means, but we were very fortunate to have parents, that valued education and made it a point of duty to provide us with the best. The sacrifices they made ignited us to continually strive to become the best versions of ourselves and today, we are the better for it.

For some of us, we recall sweet memories of our parent’s taking us shopping in fancy stores like ‘Bata Shoe Shop’ in the 70’s and early 80’s buying us fancy leather ‘Cortina’ shoes.  Unfortunately, for so many children today, they have never and may never own a pair of school shoes or sandals.

The good news is that we can do something about this. Each day our work at JEOF gives us the privilege to meet and interact with some of these group of children either at school or on the streets. It hurts seeing a child without basic school supplies (shoes, bags, stationeries, etc.) even the poor state of their school uniforms is worrisome. What is most endearing is that despite their situation or outlook, they have a desire to study.

 

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Intelligent pupils selected from primary schools in Ekiti receieved school bags and scholarship from JEOF

 

We can individually and collectively do some good together to change the narrative for some of these children. I appealing to our network of friends, kind hearted individuals and all good people to join us at JEOF to help  “Kit-Up” 40 children in need with (school uniforms, shoes, bag), as well as books and stationeries.

N7,500 will kit up one child with the listed items above. Small donations are also welcome. Every kobo or penny counts.

 Please Make your kind donations to:  

                              Joseph & Eunice Oladaiye Foundation (JEOF)

                                           Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

                                             A/C No: 0008697021

    THANK YOU. PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT ALL FUNDS WILL BE DIRECTLY CHANNELED TO THE PROJECT.

 

Learn more about our work at JEOF on :www.jeof.org

Visit our blog : http://www.thehopebyjeof.wordpress.com  

Or Call: 08164793838 OR 07033757721

GIRLS EMPOWERED (#ApadAgirl)

Adolescent girls can play an enormous role in bringing about sustainable development. But for too long their rights and potential have been overlooked, and this has held back development and equality. The reality for most of young girls is that they are still held back by their monthly menstrual periods, leading them to drop out of school or totally get discouraged with getting a primary or secondary education.
Girls are agents of change.

They play a crucial role in solving the most persistent development problems facing the world today. By investing in their economic potential through education and by delaying child marriage and teen pregnancy, issues such as HIV and AIDS can be resolved and the cycle of poverty can be broken.
When girls can take charge of their own destinies, they contribute more fully to their communities’ and their countries’ growth and development. It is very important that every girls child is allowed to dream, starting with a chance to live, get an education as well as make healthy choices for her well-being.
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WESTERN UNION DONATES GRANT OF $5,000 TO SUPPORT FREE SCHOLARSHIP EDUCATION -THE GIFT OF EDUCATION

A man deprived of education is likened to one who walks in darkness, staggers, stumbles and falls because he sees not and knows not the way out of his confined walls. Education is the light that shines bright, brings bare many possibilities and answers.

The term education is one with in-depth meaning. Though education has been misconstrued to only mean learning in a formal setting known as school, it is worthy to note that education is beyond this. It is the process of learning and applying the knowledge to achieve results. Education can be formal or informal. The most important thing is equipping people with relevant skills needed to affect the society and oneself positively.

However, knowledge does not jump on people rather it is acquired through the process of learning. It is a step by step approach. A society cannot be said to be prosperous if most of her people are backward educationally. This is because education is the foundation on which industries are built and leaders made. Everyone that ever made relevant impact in the society was learned.

 

The point driven here is that to eradicate or bring poverty to the barest minimum rate, the tool of education has to be employed. This requires the joint effort of everyone – individuals, corporate bodies and the government to pull resources together and take less privileged children out of the streets into schools, poor youths and adults into vocational training centres. If everyone in the society is empowered, the term “poor” or “poverty” would have been eliminated. The result of this would be a maximum boost in economic growth.

 

Not only is education important in reducing poverty, it is also a key to wealth creation. Universal primary education and adult literacy are central to the fight against poverty. According to UNESCO (2001), “Poor children have numerous disadvantages in relation to their better-off counterparts. They are usually less healthy, their language skills less developed, generally less equipped socially, emotionally, and physically to undertake a school program.”However, when they are cared for and given the opportunity to learn, they tend to be better and enlightened thus become aware of their rights, responsibilities and abilities, self-confident to improve their lives.

 

Education fosters self-understanding, improves quality of lives and raises people’s productivity and creativity thus promotes entrepreneurship and technological advancement. In addition it plays very crucial roles in securing economic and social progress thus improving income distribution which may consequently salvage the people from poverty.

 

Education is indispensable to economic development and poverty eradication. No economic development is possible without education. A balanced education system promotes not only economic development, but improved productivity, and generates individual income per capita.

Its influence is noticeable at the micro level of an individual family whose combination makes up the nation. It is not enough to a give a child a fish to eat at all times but teaching him/her to fish is a better option. This way, the child can brace up with challenges and provide for self and immediate family and thus improve the economy of the state.

 

 

Meet Abraham, One of our 2017 Scholarship Recipient.

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Awamba Abraham is  a 200 level student of the College of Medicine,
University of Lagos.
According to him, ” I was bereaved of my father many years ago – when I was just two years old – and my mother, who works in a primary school with a lot of responsibilities to take care of alone like bills in the family, fees for my siblings etc, is not able to cope with my academics in the university with her meager salary.
I hope that  in due time, I can return good for the
good I have  received by passing on kindness to humanity”.
Abraham is being sponsored by a generous donor (One of our Board Members). He will receive the sum of N100,000 annually until the duration of his academics.

Meet Favor, One of Our Most Recent Scholarship Beneficiary

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Favor is a beneficiary of Western Union Foundation & JEOF’s free scholarship program

Favor is the second child in a family of four children.  She gained admission into the  University of Calabar to study Linguistic and Communication studies.

According to her, “My father abandoned us 15 years ago, leaving the responsibilities of parenting to my poor mother whose means of livelihood are subsistent farming and petty trading. This has made the weight of taking care of 4 children very heavy and the dream of getting proper and good quality education a dream at the verge of collapse. The present economic situation in the country has added to our sorrow. I believe that the easiest way of survival for us is through education and I am determined to pursue my dream of getting a university degree which has commenced.

My first year in the university was very tough. I resumed school a month behind resumption time because of money. Feeding was a luxury that was not readily available. I made good use of the library to cover up with my shortfall in buying the prescribed books by my lecturers which has its own ugly consequences in Nigerian public universities. As a lady, the poor financing of my studies make me very vulnerable hence the scholarship grant will be of a great relief to me and my poor mother. If my application is granted, am committed to make best use of the scholarship grant and it will guarantee my finishing school with good grades.

Thank you so much JEOF for this life time opportunity”.

MEET VICTORIA, ONE OF OUR RECENT SCHOLARSHIP BENEFICIARIES IN 2017.

 

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Miss Victoria Osuagwu, 2016/2017 Beneficiary of Western Union & JEOF scholarship

 

VICTORIA lives with her Dad and four other siblings. She passed out from secondary school in the year 2015 from Ifakodo Senior Grammar School,  in 2016 and gained admission into Nnamdi  Azikiwe University Awka (NAU) to study Law.

 According to her, she says “In no exaggeration, this scholarship will be in no small measure of great importance to my academic pursuit and in fulfilling my laid – down goals, aspiration and future ambition of being a qualified constitutional lawyer. This scholarship will kindle encouragement and determination towards my pursuit of a decent livelihood. The scholarship will mightily relieve my aging father the financial burden of sponsoring me and my elder brother simultaneously in school, combined with the responsibility of providing other life necessities for four children. This scholarship will save me the disadvantage and additional stress of part-time work, room squatting, going cap in hand for support, negative influence and societal ills as a female child.

I pledge by God’s Grace to stay focused, hardworking, determined, vision-minded, goal-oriented and firmly studious in my academics. Thank you JEOF”.

Victoria’s scholarship will continue until Law school, as long as she remains a high flyer, maintain good grades of 3.5 CGPA minimum.