An NGO, Education Today for Sustainable Development Initiative (ETSDI) has distributed learning and sanitary items to learners in non-formal education and life skills programs across Ebonyi government.
The Head of Programmes of ETSDI, Mrs Glory Brendan-Otuojor, while presenting the items on Monday in Abakaliki, said the gesture was intended to boost the state’s non-formal education and adult literacy programme.
She commended the developmental strides made by the present administration in eradicating illiteracy in the state through its adult and non formal education programme.
According to her, the initiative had received immense support from the state government since it started promoting adult literacy programme in 2019.
She noted that the materials were part of ETSDI’s efforts to support Ebonyi in the war against iliteracy.
“We are here today to handover materials to support the programme that you already have on ground.
“We are happy to present these materials to the state government and believe that they will enhance the learning process.
“We also believe that the girl-child and indeed every woman deserve to be educationally empowered, hence we came up with the programme.
“Because we are in COVID-19 pandemic, which has restricted most of our activities, we considered it appropriate to include protective materials to enable adult learners protect themselves when they go out to learn,” Brendan-Otuojor said.
The Special Assistant to Gov. Dave Umahi on Adult and Non-formal Education, Mrs Stella Nwagu, received the materials on behalf of the government.
She appreciated the initiative and synergy between the NGO and state government, and hoped that the materials would facilitate teaching and learning in the education sector and also help to enhance the teaching of family life and health education component of the programme.
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