A Non-Governmental Organisation, Treasured Point of Light Foundation, on Wednesday empowered over 300 primary and secondary school students in Gbagura area of Abeokuta with educational materials.
The gesture was carried out ahead of the school resumption date of Sept. 18, especially to the less-privileged.
Under its back to school outreach, the foundation gave out school bags, shoes, lunch bags, food flasks , water bottles and stationery to the students.
Speaking to newsmen during the programme, the President of the foundation, Damilola Onebamhoin, said no fewer than 300 students benefited from the free gifts.
She noted that the gesture was also aimed at helping to cushion the effects of subsidy removal and the current state of the economy.
“We remember where we came from and as a psychologist, you know every child needs to be loved. Moreso, school is going to resume and we want to just encourage them to go back to school.
“It is one thing for you to want to go back to school and another thing to have what it takes to go back to school.
“Giving a child a mathematical set or a school bag can encourage the child to go back to school and increase enthusiasm,” she said.
She called on the government to channel funds in the right direction in order to address the needs of the indigent students.
A member of the foundation, Oluwaseun Lapite, explained that the organisation had imbibed the culture of giving back to the society yearly.
She called on wealthy individuals and corporate bodies to always help the needy in society.