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Medemaku Initiates ‘Back to School’ Project

– Presents Exercise Books, School Bags and Instructional Materials to Pupils of Gbenopo Ajara, Methodist Itohan and Special Centre for Pupils with Disabilities

As part of his contribution to reduce the effect of Covid-19 on businesses and families in the community, Medemaku Samuel from Badagry has initiated the “Back to School” project which witnessed the presentation of exercise books, school bags and instructional materials to pupils of Gbenopo Primary School, Ajara, Methodist Primary School, Itohan and Special Centre for Pupils with Disabilities, Badagry, yesterday, Monday 9th November 2020.

During the presentation, Medemaku noted that he is happy to give back to his alma matter, Gbenopo Primary School and the society in general, adding that other old students should learn from this and do their best to impact their communities in positive ways.

“I give glory to God today that I’m alive to give back to my society, you too can go back and do the same thing, you can pick it from building or fixing other social amenities for use… I want to urge our students to be diligent and face their studies.

“What inspired me was that during my school days we had access to various learning materials but today the population is high and the government cannot do it alone that is why I come to contribute my own quota to add value to our future leaders because education for all is very paramount.” He said

“I am also calling on well to do individuals that passed out from this school to come back to the school and contribute their quota and I want to plead with the state government to allow other philanthropists, because some people are ready to make changes but cannot do so due to protocols,” Medemaku added.

While commending the efforts of Lagos State Government towards improvement of the education sector, he said, “I really commend Mr. Governor’s effort towards improving education in Lagos State through his ‘THEMES Agenda aimed at providing better transportation, healthcare, education, entertainment, tourism and security.”

Medemaku however urged the state government to put in more efforts by giving more percentage of its budget to the education sector.

Responding, the Head Teacher of Gbenopo Primary School 1, Mr. Olaonipekun lauded the efforts of people who remember their alma matter and do great things there, adding that the partnership of NGOs with the government is needed to improve the system of the school.

“Those that remember their alma matter and do this type of thing is good, as you can see, we need fence, roofing and other thing, if we can see someone that will partner with the Governor, it will be better, we need NGO interventions because the Government cannot do it alone,” he said

Also speaking, the Head Teacher of Gbenopo Primary School 2, Mrs. Omolara Onifade noted that Medemaku is supportive and passionate.

“He is very supportive, he is ready to help the pupils excel, so far he was one of our pupils here then and we can see the glory of God in him and I pray that whatever he lays his hand upon will prosper,” she added.

After the presentation at Gbenopo Primary School, Ajara-Badagry, he moved to Methodist Primary School Itohon where Mr. Oni Aihonsu received the presented items on behalf of the pupils and school.

In the same vein, Princess Mauyon Mobee received the gifts on behalf of Pupils with Disabilities in Special Centre, Badagry.