Edo Underprivileged Children’s Scholarship Trust Fund

The Trust fund is established with the sole aim of providing qualitative education for brilliant but indigent children in line with the United Nations Convention on the Right of a child to basic qualitative education.

Objectives:

• To provide basic and qualitative education for brilliant but indigent children.

• To prevent illegal withdrawal of any child from school for child labour.

• To prevent all forms of child abuse.

• To prevent discrimination against any child due to unfavourable circumstances of birth.

• To ensure that no child is coerced into any form of criminal activity.

Its focal points are the orphaned, the indigent and the physically challenged children.

Achievements:

• Over 210 beneficiaries with end results being among others, a practicing Medical Doctor, and an Accountant.

• Donation of books to several Primary and Secondary schools in Edo state.

• Successful corrective surgeries for five children with cleft lips and plates.

• Contribution to the establishment of a Youth Resource Centre that facilitates capacity building of adolescents.

• Sponsorship of the Bill against Female Genital Mutilation passed into law on 4th November 1999

• Lobbying for the Law against Harsh Widowhood Rites

• Joint presentation of National Law against Human Trafficking and Other Related Offences to the National Assembly on 16th February 2001

• Donations to Paragon school for show learners

• Donation to Handicapped children of Government school for the physically handicapped at Ikpoba Hill

• Donation of wheel chairs to children with special needs.

• Donation to Oronsaye Orphanage

• Donations to Sir. David Osunde Foundation

• Donations to Esther Maternity Home

• Donation to Edo Orphanage Centre

• Offsetting medical bills for patients who could not afford to pay.

• Public presentation of the magazine “Save the Children”

• Participation at the Senate hearing on child Slavery in Nigeria and the circumstances leading to MV ETINERO incident, organized by the senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development

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