By Isek Violet And Lucky Edem
The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) in collaboration with Care Mentors Innovation Networks (CMIN) has put together “Out of School Children Community Project” targeting to send 600 (Primary and Secondary) school children in Akpabuyo and Bakassi LGAs back to school.
The project will do so in three batches of two hundred each. So far 120 have been shortlisted in Akpabuyo and 80 in Bakassi.
Speaking seperately when the project team visited Ekpri Ikang and Ikang both in Bakassi local government area of the State, the Executive Secretary of The Bridge Leadership Foundation, Mr. Uche Achunine, revealed that the foundation has been organizing Leadership and Community Development Programs in the State over the years with success stories.
“About 600 children that are not in school will be taken back to school at the end of the program; we need the help and support of the communities for the smooth running of this project.”
Also, the Founder of Care Mentors Innovation Network, Miss. Frank Edima emphasized the importance of the project stating that, “We have observed that many children in Bakassi Local Government are not in school because of financial challenges. In the course of this project the volunteers had carried out a community survey of children who are not in school as well as those out of school in January 2018.”
His Royal Highness, Chief Archibong Adim Edem on behalf of Ekpri Ikang when speaking lauded the initiative as and solicited for the selection process to be by merit.
The team also visited His Royal Highness Etiyen Kenneth, who on behalf of Ikang community encouraged the project team to keep up the good work.
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