Pupils of St. Williams primary school, Oda road, Akure witnessed a memorable show of humanitarian service as KitAChild, an initiative of Rhealyz Naija, a non-governmental organisation donated writing materials to the school on November 16, 2017.
The founder, Mr. Ireti Adesida and his team in conjunction with other volunteers and philanthropic partners put smiles on the faces of the children as they gave out writing materials including fictional books and notebooks to promote access to quality education and to improve their literacy skills.
The volunteers also painted the blackboards in the classrooms and took turns to put hand prints with colourful paints on the edges of the boards to give it a child-friendly feel.
A book reading session was also organised by some of the volunteers centered on improving the language skills of the pupils.
For many volunteers like Mayowa Adekoya, it was a first of its kind for them and they were glad that they were able to impact lives and give back to the society.
It was an atmosphere of fun for the children who sang and danced happily as one of the volunteers Bolatito Obadoye taught them the fundamentals of music.
For Kelechi Ndukwe, Project Manager for Rhealyz Naija, ensuring that every child has access to quality education will ignite a generation of team leaders and nation builders.
"It is about what we can give back to the society and how much impact we make. These are the things that count.", She said.
The Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Atere Aderoju explained that since the establishment of the school in 1972, little efforts have been put in place by the government to provide enough equipment and other facilities.
"Formerly, the government used to give us money grant. Since a year plus now, we have not been receiving anything.
"Teachers have been contributing a lot to the progress of the school. Through these contributions, we are able to do the windows, do the flooring.
"We expect more to be done from the government."
On the #KitAChild initiative, Mrs. Aderoju told SUNSHINE HERALD that the project is worthy of emulation.
"It is a good voluntary organisation. If we see more of it.
"It will be nice if the government put in their own effort to elevate the scheme which will make the organisation grow within the state."