By Sylvia Akpan
Atycare Initiative, a non-profit organization based in Cross River State, in a bid to touch the lives of 1,000 pupils in Cross River and beyond, has offered scholarships to ten (10) school children of Calabar Oil Palm Estate Primary School, PAMOL, Akim-Akim of Odukpani LGA.
The project – Impact 1,000 School Children Campaign is a periodic exercise carried out by the NGO led by Miss. Atim Eso, to support the less privileged pupils with educational materials and scholarships.
In the first edition in 2022, the organization reached out to 105 pupils of the school located at the outskirt of Calabar metropolis. The distributed items include 31 school uniforms and bags, 30 dozens of exercise books, 25 school sandals, 2 packet of pens, 1 pack of pencils and 74 sharpeners.
Shortly after the exercise, the founder of the Initiative, Atim Eso, called on parents and guardians to carter and protect their children no matter the economy and rage that might have been triggered, expressing optimism they (children) will one day wipe away their tears for the best.
She said: “Temper justice with mercy when you’re dealing with your children no matter how hard they might provoke you. Do not curse them. Among these children are governors, doctors, professors and other great personalities.”
Miss Atim noted that, every adult was once as a child and in a way or two offended their parents without realizing it.
Her words, “I have offended my mother countless time but I still love her regardless. She has never for once said anything ill to me and I want all parents to follow suit no matter how hard it may seem.”
In appreciation, the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs. Affiong Effiong, lauded Atycare Initiative for the support confirming that it will go a long way to ease the burdens of parents and guardians.
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