Foundation Donates Books, Uniforms to Indigent Students in Sokoto

On Friday, the Balarabe Goronyo Foundation, based in Sokoto, donated 3,000 exercise books and 150 sets of uniforms to orphans and disadvantaged students in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Malam Junaidu Aliyu-Balarabe, a representative of the family expressed joy in giving back to society.

He stated that the foundation’s mission was to empower economically disadvantaged students, enabling them to pursue education at all levels and become valuable contributors to both their own lives and society.

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Aliyu-Balarabe emphasised that the benevolent gesture was aimed at preventing poverty from hindering the education of indigent and vulnerable students.

“Education is crucial for improving the socio-economic status of the citizens. Through this initiative, beneficiaries will be empowered to secure a bright future.

“Recognising that no nation can surpass the level of its educational system, our family is committed to supporting these students to get quality education,” he said.

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Aliyu-Balarabe added that besides educational support, the foundation regularly conducts free medical outreaches for indigent patients in Sokoto and its surroundings.

“During these medical outreach programmes, the foundation not only provides free drugs and medical supplies but also sponsors surgeries for patients with eye ailments,” Aliyu-Balarabe explained.

He appealed to other affluent individuals, families, and groups to emulate this gesture, thereby strengthening the education sector in the country.

The recent distribution included school uniforms and educational items for less-privileged pupils, focusing on areas such as Kofar Bai, Galadanci, parts of Gidadawa and Kofar Rini, all in Sokoto metropolis.

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