According to the UNICEF’s information sheet on Girls’ Education 2007, education of the girl child does not only bring the immediate benefit of empowering girls, but is also seen as the best investment in a country’s development. Nothing puts a smile on the face of a girl child than to be well assured of a continuous education even in difficult times. And so the word “Priceless” does not do justice to the smiles that caressed the faces of 15 GEANCO scholars as they gladly received brand new tablets loaded with educational materials and solar power banks for continuous learning amidst the corona virus pandemic. Truly, 11th of June will always remain a memorable day in their lives.
Brightland Academy, New G.R.A Enugu, where the distribution was held, was not left out of the gesture as they graciously received a donation of fifty-five Tablets and solar power banks for their students’ continuous learning. It was indeed a day of smiles as the recipients were overjoyed and grateful.
The beneficiaries were adequately trained on how to use their gadgets. Screen guards were provided for the protection of the Tablets. They were also enlightened on the importance of leading a healthy life style even in this period of pandemic. They were taught the proper ways of washing their hands with soap and water as well as with the use of hand sanitizers.
The parents of the GEANCO scholars and the teachers alike could not hide their excitement. Words of gratitude and prayers were on their lips as they blessed the GEANCO Foundation for allowing God to use them to better lives and put smiles on the faces of the people of the Coal City State.
As a matter of fact, this project was made possible by the kind and generous donations of our donors. The cities of Ibadan and Jos also benefited from the tablet distribution. We pray to do even more and to reach as many cities as possible, as we receive your unreserved support.