In the bid to support less privileged children with education materials for the school year, Bestspring Foundation recently had its annual Back-To-School program at its community centre in Ijegun where it gave out school bags, books, lunch bags and other items to over 140 children and youths for the 2019 school year.
The program which held on 7th September featured a sensitization talks on the importance of goal-setting, focus and dogged determination with hard work in order to achieve academic excellence. Special attention was also given to those seeking admission into tertiary institution as Dr. Albert Oikelome enlightened them on the numerous opportunities open to them and urged them to seize it.
Together with Mr. Daniel Peter Collins, he also addressed some of the pressing issues teenagers’ face, especially as it relates to handling peer pressure, temptation to drugs and negative influencers that are lurking everywhere, waiting to distract attention and lure young minds to sex, drugs, cyber crime and other social vices that inhibit success.
The school materials (which included text books, notebooks, bags and other stationery) were later distributed to the beneficiaries in four categories- Nursery and Primary School, Junior Secondary School (JSS 1-3), Senior Secondary School (SSS 1-3) and Ex-Students/Undergraduates.
In her closing remarks, the Executive Director, Mrs. Aramide Oikelome expressed profound appreciation to all our sponsors, individuals, NGOs and corporate organizations that donated the school materials and made this year’s Back to School event possible. She also prayed for the children and youths that the new academic session would be the best and they would excel in all their endeavours.