AKWA IBOM – A humanitarian group, Kingsley Byron Foundation has distributed 1500 copies of exercise books to students in secondary schools in Ibesikpo Asutan local government area, Akwa Ibom State.
The foundation which is funded by an officer of the Nigerian Army, Mr. Kingsley Byron Ekpenyong has undertaken many interventions in support of the free and compulsory education programme of the Akwa Ibom state government.
In 2017 the foundation reconstructed a three classroom block at Comprehensive secondary school, Ikot Akpaetok/Ediam which was destroyed by windstorm and also donated a fully furnished computer laboratory and generating set to the school.
The coordinator of the foundation, Mr. Aniekan Okon said the exercise books were distributed to JSS1 students in three schools namely, Brotherhood secondary school, Ikot Ide Etukudoh; Comprehensive secondary school, Ikot Akpaetok/Ediam; and Ndikpo Grammar secondary school, Ikot Obio Nko, Ibesikpo Asutan local government area.
Presenting copies of the exercise book to Mr. Kingsley Pius Etim, principal of Ndikpo grammar school, Okon said Kingsley Byron Foundation which aspires to build a better future for the youths and aged, has in the last three years given support for educational programmes, healthcare, youth capacity building and entrepreneurship and the provision of basic social infrastructure in many communities within and outside the state.
He said the donation of the exercise books was part of the foundation’s new academic year project for students newly admitted into secondary schools in rural communities.
Principal of Ndikpo Grammer school, Ikot Obio Nko, Mr. Kingsley Pius Etim thanked the foundation for the gesture.
Distribution of the exercise books to the students was witnessed by the chairman of NUT, Ibesikpo Asutan branch Elder Umoh Umoh.
Kingsley Byron Foundation recently sponsored 50 youths from Ibesikpo Asutan for training on automobile repairs, aluminium fabrication and hair dressing and donated wrappers, food items and toiletries to 35 widows in Ibesikpo Asutan under its ‘hope project’ targeted at giving psychological and material support to widows who are weak and confined to their homes.