Natives of Duburo Community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State were full of excitement last weekend, when the O.B. Lulu Briggs Foundation visited the community primary school and made donations to students, volunteer teachers and headmasters of the school.
The foundation, during her visit, presented school bags and books to over 60 most performing pupils from primary one to six, while the headmaster and volunteer teachers were rewarded with cash gifts.
Also, several packs of hand sanitizers were donated with intent to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the school and its environs.
The group explained that the essence was to encourage the students to take their studies seriously, as well as appreciate the staff for their efforts and commitment in the children’s academic pursuit.
It was revealed that this is in continuation of the “Student Outstanding Achievement Reward (SOAR)” project of the O. B. Lulu Briggs Foundation, aimed at promoting academic excellence amongst primary school pupils across Rivers State.
Speaking with TNN in an interview, Mr. Yellow Barilula, a native of the community said “they have done very well, this is a huge encouragement to these children and relief to their parents. We are glad to have been remembered like this by this time.
“Lulu Briggs has done Christmas for us by this act of giving and reaching out to the needy. Yes, there is serious hunger, some people will ask why didn’t they share rice, food, but I want to reply them by asking how many group, organisation, government have even remembered us.
“I want to say a big thank you to the group and I pray that God will bless them for putting smiles on the faces of these children.”
On his part, the Community Development Committee Chairman, Mr. Vincent Gbosi, said “this intervention and the choice of the Community Primary School in Duburo Community was made possible through the Community Development Committee, CDC, of Duburo Community. A total of 60 most performing pupils in each class, from Primary 1 to Primary 6 were presented school bags with books, to encourage them to be more serious with their studies.
“Cash rewards were also presented to the headmaster and the volunteer teachers by the foundation, to appreciate them for their untiring efforts in impacting knowledge on the pupils. Also, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the school and its environs, several pack of hand sanitizers were donated to the Community Primary School. We pray God to continue blessing and protecting her and grant her good health and long life.”