By Friday Idachaba
Tima Foundation Inc, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has donated educational materials worth millions of Naira to primary and secondary school students in the East and West Senatorial districts of Kogi.
Founder of the foundation, Dr (Mrs) Fatima Alfa, while presenting hardcover notebooks to students to Yabma International Science Academy (YISA), on Wednesday in Lokoja.
Alfa, a U.S. based accountant said the Foundation, a Non-Profit, philanthropic outfit was out to support humanity in the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge, especially at the foundation levels.
She said that the foundation had at different times donated computer sets, hardcover notebooks and other materials to the Institutions in Kogi and Lagos States.
Alfa added that the Foundation had also given, grants, scholarships and tuition assistance to indigent students in the state.
According to her, in addition to promoting education, the foundation also empowers women through various skills acquisition and support for small scale businesses.
Proprietor of YISA and former Majority Leader of Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Yakubu Yunusa,
commended the foundation for supporting the educational advancement of the state with the educational materials.
Yunusa, represented by Mr Emmanuel Yusuf, Principal of YISA, applauded the Foundation for the gesture and particularly for the show of love to Nigerian students.
Also speaking on behalf of students at YISA, Miss Khadija Ahmed, a final year (SSS-3) Student, said the foundation had made them happy and proud to have such high quality materials.
Principal of Secondary Commercial College, Anyigba, Alhaji Mohammed Adams, one of the benefitting schools, commended the Foundation for supporting the students with the materials.
Adams prayed for long live for the Foundation, founder and staff and urged them to continue with the good work saying that God would surely reward their good heart and enlarge their coasts.