NGO fetes Lagos school pupils
Meal for All, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has provided school pupils in Oshodi council area and its environs with free meals and gift items.
Some of the beneficiary schools are Oshodi Model Primary School; Oladere Primary School; Local Government Primary School; Ewu Primary School; and Mosuru Agoro Primary School.
Held at the State Primary School complex Oshodi, founder of the organisation, Mrs. Oluwafunke Sodade, said the yearly programme is targeted at extending hands of fellowship to public school pupils and providing them with nourished meal as part of the reason for the season.
The nutrition consultant and wellness expert, urged parents and caregivers to endeavour to provide meals with balanced nutrition to their children so as to enhance their growth and improve their intelligence level.
She said, “I started the ‘Meal for All’ programme in 2012. It is usually organised as an end of the year party for school children to show love, carter for them and also inform them of the need to eat balanced meals. We sought for the support of the education secretary, Oshodi Zone and other corporate organisations and our request was granted. It feels good to put smiles on pupils’ face and add value to the community.”
She added that the project is also in line with the government’s meal for all programme.
Education Secretary, Oshodi Local Government, Adekoya Alausa, who explained that the state government was incapable of providing all the needs of her citizens hence the need for partnership with corporate and other organisations, commended the project facilitator for her gesture towards the children this season urging other organisations to emulate the show of kindness.
In her response, Head Teacher of the host school, Mrs. Olubukola Adekoya, lauded the organisation for its efforts, adding that the programme stirred happy emotions among the children.
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