By Faith Igbudu
Two children, Abigail Yange and Gabriel Ayoosu have been offered free education by the management of Kyesco International Bilingual Nursery, Primary and Secondary School in Agan Council Ward of Makurdi Local Government Area, Benue State as a way of encouraging educational development in the community.
Proprietor of the school, Mr Nicholas Kyeleve disclosed this on Sunday during a church service held at St Peters Catholic Church, Ancha, Mbagune Nyiev community in Agan, Makurdi LGA of the state.
According to him, the gesture was part of his Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aimed at encouraging the growth of education in the area and state at large.
He said education is a good investment as it paves way for development for the future of the children, their families and the society at large.
He encouraged parents in the area to work towards enrolling their children and wards into school so as to give them education, saying it will curb children from engaging in social vices and help them become better citizens tomorrow.
“I see the need to support children who have the passion for education but their parents are not doing well financially. I see the need to encourage them to acquire education so that they can become pillars to attract development to
their community and homes tomorrow,” he said.
Mr Kyereve also called on government and well spirited individuals in the society to support his educational support initiative to give back the little they have in educating the less privileged children in the society. He said the child you fail to train today will become a pain tomorrow to the entire society.
One of the parents of the beneficiaries of the scholarship, Augustine Nyigwa, while expressing joy at the offer, thanked the donor for coming to their aid.
He said the insecurity in the state has created hardship making them downplay the need for education. He prayed God to reward the donor financially and grant all his heart desires.
Chairman, Church Council, Jeremiah Ancha on behalf of the church, expressed appreciation to the proprietor for the gesture. He encouraged parishioners to continue to be committed and dedicated to the service of God to continue enjoying help and goodwill.
He appealed to the donor to extend the scholarship to other less privileged children, especially those affected by herdsmen attacks, in order to help secure their future.
Ancha, who further decried the level of insecurity in the area which has brought about fear, uncertainty and economic backwardness, called on the state government to come to the aid of the community and restore peace in the area.
Also speaking, Barnabas Kwaghbo KSM in a brief charge to the parishioners encouraged them to remain steadfast as the persecution presently experienced in Tiv land will soon work out for good. He added that with the persecution, a Tiv man will go far and wide which will expose them to several opportunities to succeed.
The Voice reports that over 20 students at Kyesco International Bilingual Nursery and Primary school, Agan are currently benefitting from scholarship.