Miss Erudite Nigeria, Princess Nmesoma Akabueze has revealed her plan to equip over 1,000 pupils with school materials, including school bags, exercise books, socks, erasers, pencils, pens, among others.
The distribution will take place across states of the country under a project tagged, ‘Educate the Child’, The Ravens NG learnt.
Akabueze who hails from Imo State and is a fresh student of the University of Ilorin won the Miss Erudite Nigeria Pageantry Show which debuted in 2021.
According to her, “It is saddening that some pupils in some schools still use polythene bags to carry books to school. This act portrays the level of understanding of the wards of these children about the value of education.”
She said the impact of education on the general behaviours of a child cannot be overemphasized, adding “It improves and enlightens children to visible opportunities of becoming the best version of themselves in the nearer future. It also erases the criminal potentiality in the minds of young ones. It is believed that the environment one lives in speaks a lot about the kind of person one is. However, this project will improve productivity and eradicate self-destruction caused by ignorance.
Princess Nmesoma Akabueze also noted that the project will only take place in localities in order to encourage education at the grassroots. It is well-known fact that people in localities tend to prioritize some other things over education. Therefore the project is aimed to change the narratives of the belief of the people and set their minds straight to the fact that kids can study without fear of bully or punishment for lack of school materials.
“People tend to worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. A child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him. It is very much easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults,” said Akabueze.