A non-governmental group, League of Achina Women Professionals, LAW-P, has distributed learning materials across public primary schools in Achina, Aguata Local Government Area.
LAW-P is comprised of women from Achina and those married into the town, who are graduates and self-sustained.
The association focuses on intervention in health and education, and carries out its activities basically in Achina community through the sponsorship of members.
Among the schools visited by the group in Achina were Central School, Obinikpa Primary School, Migrant Farmers School, Progressive School and Primary School, Eke Achina.
Educational materials presented to each pupil in the schools include school bags, exercise books, pencils, pens, and also snacks, among others.
The program was tagged “The Way Out Of Poverty”.
In her presentation at each of the schools, LAW-P President, Mrs Chinwe Mba, said that the objective of the group is to make sure that every Achina child acquires quality education, adding that basic education for every child is the driving force of social, economic and political progress.
Mrs Mba, a lawyer, said that they will continue to monitor the pupils up till university level to make sure that they follow their dreams, and also promised that LAW-P will continue to reward the best among them.
She commended Governor Chukwuma Soludo for his love for education, and appealed to him to send more teachers to public schools to help the pupils compete better with their contemporaries elsewhere.
On their parts, the President emeritus of LAW-P, Dr Adaku Aniebue and the President-elect, Mrs Josephine Ezenachi, encouraged the pupils to take their education seriously, utilize the opportunities available to them, assuring that with education they will go places in life.
Welcoming the group, the headmistresses of the various schools, Anastasia Okpalechere, Florence Ezeatuegwu, Edith Ikeluka and Viviana Kpara, commended them for the gesture and promised to continue to mould the pupils in the best character.
Speaking to the ABS, some of the pupils who benefited from the outing, Chialuka Ezeanokete and Kosisochukwu Ejimnkeonye, expressed appreciation to LAW-P, and said it is a golden opportunity to further their academic pursuits and achieve their dreams and assured not to disappoint.
The group also embarked on a site-seeing of their resource center that is under construction at Mbara Oye, Achina.