***Over 40 students, 28 teachers receive scholarships, cash rewards from Osaseyi Foundation
***foundation CEO gets award of recognition, as stakeholders ask for more
by Akadiri Ademola Emmanuel
The Osaseyi Foundation in continuation of its pro educational development program, awarded scholarships to 42 students from across public schools in Kabba-Bunnu Local Government Area while 28 teachers from these schools were given cash gifts of #30,000 for their stewardship.
The scholarship awards included the payment of their three term school fees, alongside provision of funds for their West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) fee while each of the beneficiaries were provided with academic materials.
Also the foundation awarded cash grants of #100,000 each to the overall best students Male and Female in the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) results namely, Ayo Rotimi Segun and Joseph Fehintola Justina.
In his opening speech, founder of Osaseyi Foundation, Mr. Richard Abayomi Osaseyi said his motivations were founded on his desire to raise leaders who would become successful in their respective professions and would also in the nearest years replicate same gesture.
He said that although previous year’s gesture was limited to Ijumu Local government, this year’s program was extended to Kabba-bunnu because of the passion of the foundation to reach everywhere possible within their reach.
Mr. Osaseyi noted that he believed that NGOs like Osaseyi could secure the future of communities by investing in our students who have great potentials and by investing in their educational development, we won’t be bothered about what the future holds”
The Obaro of Kabba, HRH Oba Samuel Dele Owoniyi in his address stated that the generous disposition to humanity of the foundation and the founder was highly commendable and such a spirit was required in our society.
He said as individuals we must come to terms with placing premium priority on human development than gathering wealth and resources adding that the founder, deemed it fit to add his quota to developing a critical aspect of the society while he prayed for God to continue bless the foundation with the requisite resources.
He noted that the world was currently evolving to becoming Science and Technology oriented hencet teachers must emphasize the teaching of Science and Technology with the interest of developing talents in this fields while government must similarly give the necessary support
The Chairman, All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, Kabba-Bunnu Local Government, Mr. Abolusoro Femi Emmanuel thanked the foundation for extending the scholarships and other benefits to Kabba-bunnu public schools adding that such would have a positive impact on the life and future of the beneficiaries.
He similarly hailed the foundation for honouring teachers for their stewardship with cash gifts as such would motivate them to do more adding that well meaning individuals with the financial means must emulate Osaseyi Foundation.
One of the beneficiary students, Ayo Rotimi segun while speaking with the press thanked the foundation for investing in their education, assuring that they would ensure that they made their community and the founder proud.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of an award of recognition to the CEO of Osaseyi Foundation, Mr. Richard Osaseyi by the Management of St Monica’s College Kabba-Bunnu owing to his numerous philanthropist gestures.