NAWOJ, South East Zone Pays School Fees For 30 Indigent Female Children In Awka, Nimo

School fees of thirty indigent female children have been offset by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, South East zone.

The pupils were selected from Igwebueze Basic School, Ifite Awka and Awator Primary School, Nimo.

Queen Anigbogu  reports that this was achieved through the pet project of the Vice -President of the association, Girl-Child Scholarship Scheme.

According to the Vice-President of NAWOJ South East zone, Mrs Stella Igboka, she is targeting to pay the school fees of one hundred indigent girls as part of the activities to mark the International Women’s Day.

She explained that the scholarship will help in taking the girls out of the street to place them in schools to enable them fulfill their aspirations in life.

The NAWOJ Vice-President South East zone also urged the National Assembly to revisit the rejected gender bills adding that women must be given full representation in the nation’s polity.

Lending her voice, Mrs Ify Obi of UNIZIK FM, described the rejection of the bills as unfortunate noting that whoever hurts a woman is hurting himself.

In his remarks, the Manager of Igwebueze Basic School, Reverend Father Remigius Obasi and the Headmistress of Awator Primary School, Nimo Mrs Chinwe Okpatu, while appreciating the association for its financial and moral support to the children stressed that women are very important in nation building.

Miss Chiemelie Ayiba and Miss Chimkasi Ibekaku, on behalf of other beneficiaries, prayed that the pockets of the members of the association will never go dry and promised to take their studies seriously.

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