The Morgan Smart Development Foundation has awarded scholarship to a total of 25 indigent, but intelligent students from secondary schools in Delta State under its education assistance scheme.
Described as an inspiring award ceremony and held at the Morgan Smart Development Foundation Resource Centre, the awardees were 18 female and seven male students.
With the award to the 25 new beneficiaries, the foundation has over the past six years successfully provided scholarship opportunity to 101 indigent but intelligent students.
While expressing her joy and sense of fulfilment at the achievement, the CEO of MSDF, Dr. Evelyn Atsiangbe Urhobo, said the foundation has increased its target to 500 students, and encouraged friends and well-wishers to donate and support the scheme. She explained that it costs N25,000 to sponsor a child every year.
The Chairman of the occasion, Mrs. Florence Ehinlaiye, the Proprietress of Twin Fountain Group of Schools, Warri, commended the foundation for its efforts. She recalled that the privilege of a scholarship made it possible for her to acquire the education that has elevated her to her current status. She also advised the recipients to give their education the priority it deserves and stay away from all forms of bad company, academic laziness, truancy, among others.
The high point of the occasion was the presentation of the award letters and the customary scholarship kit (new set of school uniforms, school bags, shoes, note books and textbooks) by the Chief Inspector of Education, Warri South LGA, Dr. Michael Emeshili and other notable guests present at the ceremony.
In an emotional response to the gesture, a parent, Mrs. Toki, who spoke on behalf of the other parents, thanked the foundation for the intervention and the financial relief for them, as well as the assurance that their children would complete their secondary education without any hassle, which was a source of joy to them.