A non-governemental organisation, African Diamond Foundation for Leadership and Creative Art, AFRID, has donated books and stationery materials including chalkboard to pupils of Divine Wisdom Nursery and Primary School, House on Lagoon, Makoko Water Front Yaba, Lagos.
The donation came on account of the story published by Vanguard Newspaper Limited, about January Wheduto, 23, who provides tuition-free education for the pupils. The team of AFRID led by the founder, Ms. Olayinka Kadiri; the project manager, Theresa Andy; and Mr Emeka Okogeri, also gave a token to assist in the running of the school.
Speaking on the reason behind the gesture, Ms Kadiri explained that the story published by the Vanguard on the plight of the children of Divine Wisdom Nursery and Primary School, House on Lagoon, Makoko Water Front, Yaba Lagos, made the NGO to assist the founder, January Wheduto and to also give the pupils respite while studying.
Expressing delight about the donations, Wheduto stated that the gifts would go a long way in helping the children learn properly.