17 Years old,Teenager empowers 60 indigent kids with education kits

17 Years old,Teenager empowers 60 indigent kids with education kits

A cross-section of children at the event
A cross-section of children at the event

By Cleopatra Eki

TO promote the practice of giving while improving the quality of the less-privileged, Valery Charity Foundation has empowered over 60 children with gifts during the Yuletide.

Valery Chidinma Nwuka, founder of the foundation, disclosed that the initiative is meant to put smiles on the faces of the indigent children during the festive period.

The elated children of the St. John Catholic Church, Ladipo-Shogunle, Lagos, all received gifts, which included superior wax cloth materials, t-shirts, milk, Indomie, Macaroni, spaghetti, drinks, pencil, erasers, among others.

The teenager recalled that the foundation was born after attending a United Nation Millennium Development Goals conference on Education. “I thought about what I could do towards improving the education sector. I am grateful to my parents, who supported me when I conceived this idea two years

Today, I am 17 years and I am living my dreams of impacting the lives of the less-privileged.”

While noting that education is not well- funded in the country, Nwuka, who is currently in England for her ‘A’ Level programme in Hailey College, hopes with support from other Nigerians, the foundation would help bridge, the gap between quality education and indigent students.

“The foundation would concentrate on education and scholarship programmes for indigent pupils,” she added.

Mr. and Mrs. Vitalis Nwuku, parents of Valery, said from childhood, the NGO founder has had a burning passion for children and always willing to fight the cause of children. “She hated injustice and abuse of other citizens. We are here to support her dream of empowering indigent children in the society.”