It was a result-oriented session when, on Saturday April 24, 2021, Ejalonibu Foundation, an NGO whose aim is to provide succor to the needy, rolled out free jamb forms to over 200 youth of Badagry with a view to supporting their academic pursuit.
The event, which took place at Marina, Badagry, had youth from various wards across the Badagry Federation in attendance.
Addressing the beneficiaries, the founder of the Foundation, Mr. Wusu-Babatunji Ejalonibu encouraged the youth to see education as light to life. He emphasized that the rationale behind the birth of the Foundation is to be of benefit to humanity, Badagrians especially. In his words : ” One of the reasons to have this Foundation is to help our people in Badagry. Youth is our priority and we are committed to their progress.”
The occasion also had as part of its agenda Career-Guidance Session. Under this session, the Founder encouraged the applicants to go with what they have natural passion for and be who they are. ” Be who you are. Be good ambassador of Badagry and when you find yourself in my shoe, be of assistance to the less privilege”.
” Applicants should take the pain of schooling to reap the fruits bountifully”. the philanthropic Ejalonibu remarked.
Corroborating the position of Mr. Ejalonibu, the co-ordinator of the project, Popoola Grace Oluwapelumi, encouraged the applicants to shun violence and use the opportunity provided by the Foundation to add value to themselves.
To further encourage the applicants to be studious, the Founder promised students who scored 300 and above of some additional benefits. On this, he said : ” For students who scored 300 and above, the Foundation will take full responsibility of scholarship of such students. For those on Medical and educational courses, the Foundation shall pay 50% of their tuition.”
Reacting to the kind gesture, the applicants were full of gratitude to the Foundation. Hunkalin Deborah, a beneficiary registered her feeling and said : ” I sincerely appreciate the kind gesture of the Foundation and I promise to study hard not to disappoint the vision the Flu has for me.”
Popoola, Grace Oluwapelumi
Co-ordinator Ejalonibu Free Jamb Form.