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Adaigbo women in diaspora begin feeding programme in Anambra primary schools

The Adaigbo Women in Diaspora, an American-based non governmental organisation (NGO), on Thursday formally kicked off its intervention feeding programme for 63 primary schools in Anambra State.

Mrs. Eunice Onwunyi, the President of the group, said at the launch of the programme at Trinitas Nursery and Primary school, Nri, Anaocha Local Government Area of the state, that the initiative was their contribution to the development of education in the South-East.

Onwunyi, who was represented by Mrs Nkiru Udeorji, a member of the group,  said that overtime, the programme would be extended to other states in the zone.

She said: “It is part of the community development efforts of the Diaspora women of Igboland to our area.

“The distribution of food, rich in protein and vitamins, as well as drinks would cover primary schools in the South East.

“It is intended to complement the efforts of the Federal Government for healthy growth of school children in the country.”

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She said that three primary schools each from the private and public sectors, which were most disadvantaged, would be selected from each of the 21 council areas of Anambra to benefit from the programme.

Onwunyi decried the dilapidation of Trinitas Nursery and Primary School building and promised that the group would soon begin to address the infrastructure needs of schools in the zone.

She said that the NGO’s cardinal community development programme also included medicare and educational supplies.

According to her, “we shall help to improve the schools’ learning environment by making it part of our programme implementation chart.’’

In her remarks, Mrs Roseline Jideobi, the Proprietress of the school, thanked the group for choosing her school as one of the beneficiaries of the school feeding programme.

Jideobi said the school had never enjoyed such a kind gesture before, saying that the feeding programme would have a positive effect on the pupils.

“We shall equally appreciate sending us children books and sports wears for our pupils,” she said. (NAN)