Special Report On Mawumadoka Orphans & Less Privilege Home/School, Oko-Agbon, Makoko

 

“Recently, one of the sponsors requested a video of the children in school in order to raise funds for the sand-filling of the school due to the heavy flood that covers the entire area of the community. The sponsor, (name withheld) resides in Germany. The video was sent to her but surprisingly it went viral”

*Pupils of Mawumadoka Foundation Home/School; still loyal to the nation as they sing the National Anthem, despite their plight!

PEGASUS REPORTERS, LAGOS | NOVEMBER 1, 2021

During the week, a video went viral showing Nigerian kids standing in a water logged ground and singing the National Anthem. To many Nigerians home and abroad, this was unacceptable in a a country that prides herself as the giant of Africa, more-so, in the 21st Century.

While the video trend and many concerned individual and organization called upon the government to do something urgent to salvage the situation, Pegasus Reporters linked up with the the legal adviser to the institution and below is the story behind the situation! …Editor

Evangelist Martins Zannu Joshua, the grandson of one of the Community Leaders, Late Chief Zannu Anigle Galufa (the first Baale of OKO-AGBON water -front community) created a small space in his home to render humanitarian services for the ORPHANS and OUT OF SCHOOL Children in the riverine area of Lagos State.

In order for them to get easy access to free education, free feeding, clothing and free school materials he contacted some charitable organizations, individuals, churches etc to come to the aid of the children.

These good Samaritans help in providing for them including the payment of the teachers salaries.

This project came into being on the 5th of August, 2018, during the long vacation session but got registered on the 16th of February, 2021

The beginning of same creates easy access to free education and stands as a landmark to success for the children without excuses for future failure.

Good Samaritans, Organizations and churches do send in monies, writing materials, clothing and raw food for the children’s education and welfare.

Churches like Christ Embassy and Redeem Christian Church of God helped out.

Evangelist Martins Zannu Joshua moved from his home to his mother’s parlour with his immediate family to live in when the children’s population are getting unspeakable.

In the foundation, Evangelist do take care of 350 orphans and out of school children’s education and general welfare.

In that community where the school situate, there is always a yearly problem of flood between the month of September and December, afterwards dry land surface. But for these 3 months the area is always a canoe ride environment.

Recently, one of the sponsors requested a video of the children in school in order to raise funds for the sand-filling of the school due to the heavy flood that covers the entire area of the community. The sponsor, (name withheld) resides in Germany. The video was sent to her but surprisingly it went viral.

Even before the video was captured the RCCG Mega Church 2 Ikeja, has sincerely raised an helping hands toward the education and well-being of the orphans and out of school children in the community by donating some monies for the rebuilding of the educational center of Mawumodoka Foundation.

Presently, the building used for the school/home has been demolished, building materials have been made available and construction have been scheduled to start on Tuesday, 2nd of November, 2021.

It is worth noting that the video of the school children on the flooded assembly ground that went viral was taken some months ago on request by an international sponsor who wanted to use the video to raise fund for the school/home

VISION: Our vision is to develop well rounded,confident and responsible pupils who aspire to achieve their full potential, and provide them free education and scholarship.

MISSION: Our mission is to educate all less privileged children to the highest levels of academic achievement, to enable them to reach and expand their potential and to prepare them to become productive, responsible, ethical, creative and compassionate members of the society.

Florence Adewale, Esq., is the Legal Adviser to Mawumadoka Foundation

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