To ensure that youths are well-educated, a non-governmental organisation, the Light Givers Foundation (LGF), has awarded scholarships to 10 indigent students in Anambra from secondary school to university level.
Secretary of the foundation, Dr. Onyinye Okeke, said beneficiaries were students of Abbott Girls Secondary School, Ihiala, Anambra.
Okeke said 45 indigent students took part in the examination where 10 came out tops and qualified for the scheme worth millions of naira.
She expressed hope that the gesture would have a great impact in the lives of the beneficiaries and enjoined them to make good use of the opportunity.
LGF Founder, High Chief Stanley Obodoagwu, encouraged the students to be more committed to their studies and pursue their ambition to attain greater heights.
He said: “I am passionate about the future of these young children who are leaders of tomorrow and it is paramount to ensure that they get educated, most importantly, supporting the indigents among them.
“This is also part of a series to mark the obsequies of my father, late Eugene Obodoagwu, a business tycoon, and in fulfilment of his promise to offer scholarship to 10 indigent students from secondary school to university level,” he added.
Representative of Anambra State Ministry of Education, Dr. Chukwuka Eto, who is also a member of Post Primary Schools Service Commission, Nnewi lauded the foundation for the support.
The LGF is a humanitarian body founded in 2019, by Obodoagwu. It collaborates with other civil societies to alleviate poverty, health challenges, support education, improve living conditions and promote community development through execution of projects.