The Mona Audu Foundation (MAF) has equipped over 700 students in Abuja, the nation’s capital, with school supplies, to enable them to return for the new academic session.
This was part of the organisation’s 2022 Back-to-School programme to provide support for the academic endeavours of children, especially those from indigent homes.
A number of organisations which supported the Foundation’s scholarship programme include; the United Arab Emirates Embassy and the Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation.
Speaking during the kick-off of the project at the LEA Model Primary School, Maitama Abuja, the co-founder of MAF, Prince Mustapha Audu, noted that the bedrock of any society is built on a concrete educational foundation and the literacy level of its people.
According to him, the enlightenment and education of a people must begin from childhood. He, therefore, explained that the back-to-school programme was an expression of the Foundation’s burning desire to build a viable and independent society in the country.
Speaking also, Zahrah Mustapha Audu, disclosed that in its bid to stretch its hand of generosity to other kids in different states of the federation, the Foundation has extended the ‘Back to School’ initiative to nine other states including Lagos, Adamawa, Kano, and Kogi among others.
Other schools covered in the 2022 edition of the programme in the FCT include; the LEA Model Primary School Asokoro and the LEA Primary School Karu Central.
Responding on behalf of the benefiting schools, Mrs Georgie Nwachukwu, the Assistant Headteacher of LEA Model School, Asokoro, thanked the Mona Audu Foundation, saying that the gifts will enhance the children’s learning process. She promised that the back-to-School items would be put to best use by the students.