The Coco-Bassey Foundation has provided approximately 5,000 kids and students in Cross River state with books, uniforms, scholarships, and other educational supplies in an effort to alleviate the miseries of the less fortunate.
Yesterday, empowerment programs for pupils in various schools were held concurrently across the state’s three senatorial districts.
Mkpang Coco-Bassey, the foundation’s Chairman, told Vanguard immediately after the session that the organization has carried out several empowerment programs in order to provide support to school students and parents confronting various hurdles in their quest for academic achievement.
“It is vital to educate children because they are the future of a nation,” he said. Engineers, teachers, physicians, scientists, political leaders, and other professionals produced by a well-educated generation will contribute to the development of a sustainable society in which job possibilities will be exploited. Additionally, proceeds are utilized to provide for our aging dads and mothers, as well as to put bread and butter on the tables of each family and their houses.
“This is the idea that has driven this foundation to reach out to a large number of people on this holy day with the purpose of hosting a yearly empowerment program that will include scholarship presentations and other activities.” Exam and school fees must be paid for primary and secondary schools, respectively.
“Scholarships include payment for school uniforms.” All pupils are given practice books and other writing supplies such as pencils and rulers. Presentation to instructors (teacher’s notes) to assist them in their teaching schedules, as well as the distribution of school bags to all pupils.”
He went on to say that the intervention is here to stay and that it would be at the forefront of the foundation’s efforts.
“Our next project will be to provide desktop computers and laptops to every public school since E-learning has become even more relevant for diverse learning as a result of continuous development and the recent pandemic that rocked the world,” says the group.
“Education promotes learning to kick-start a life of significance, which is a much-needed survival strategy in today’s society, whether it is within the four walls of an institution or a skill acquisition center.”
The Coco-Bassey Foundation is a strong supporter of education and has decided to provide scholarships and educational opportunities to the three senatorial districts of Cross River State.
Mr. Coco-Bassey, on the other hand, promised to enlist both domestic and international assistance in the development of Cross-River State’s educational sector.
“I will also broaden the program to allow the repair of current classroom facilities and, in the future, the construction of new ones,” he stated.
Roseline Okon, the Deputy Head Teacher of Ishie Primary School, praised the foundation for its generosity and urged other organizations to follow in the footsteps of the Coco-Bassey Foundation in alleviating the issues encountered by school children and their parents in the state.
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