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Orphans,vulnerable children get scholarship in Ebonyi

By  Dennis Agbo

ABAKALIKI—NO less than 20 orphans and vulnerable children, OVC, were yesterday at Abakaliki Vistula Centre, presented with cash and other scholarship materials by the wife of Ebonyi State Governor on behalf of a non governmental organisation, the Netherlands Holdings.

Six undergraduates received N20,000 each, wile 14 secondary school students were presented with school uniforms, bags, sandals, text books, desks and other educational materials.

Representative of the Netherlands Holdings, Emeka Ogazi stated that the organisation had been to different prisons in Enugu and Ebonyi States for the same purpose of giving alms to the less privileged, adding that in 2009, 38 persons benefited from the organisation’s charity.

Wife of the Ebonyi State Governor, Josephine Elechi said she was delighted be part of efforts to assist indigent children through educational support,stressing that her pet project,  the Mother and Child Initiative, MCCI, has been committed to ensuring the improvement in the living conditions of vulnerable children, who she said have no source of help in their quest for survival.

The Governor’s wife said that her organisation conducted a survey of orphans and vulnerable children across the local government areas of the state, which she said led to the presentation of educational support to encourage them.


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