By Gami Tadanyigbe
The Ane Osiobe International Foundation, an NGO, has reiterated its commitment to support the educational programmes of orphans, poor and vulnerable children in the country.
Dr Ejiro Osiobe, the Chief Financial Officer of the Foundation, made the commitment in a statement in Abuja, to mark the organisation’s five years of service.
He said the Foundation had been donating educational materials to various schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) since 2015.
According to him, the Foundation is committed to positive change, through educational support, care for the poor and vulnerable groups in the society for economic development of the country.
“I will start with a quote I play all the time in my head, no one is asking you to be Mandela, Malala or Obama; we’re are asking you to be the best version of yourself.
“What is the best version of one’s self? It is the state of mind that desires and strives to be better every day, not comparing one’s progress with others.’’
The officer also said that the organisation’s aim was to see how it could help children achieve their dreams “so that those who want to become great will achieve their desired goals.’’
He said that the Foundation had supported not fewer than 100 schools in the provision of educational materials across the six area councils of the FCT.
“Once again, we at the Ane Osiobe International Foundation will like to thank all the schools that welcomed us during the past five years.
“We promise to keep the Foundation’s founding fathers principle and by the grace of God will be allies of positive change to the Nigerian economy.
“Our philosophy is what keeps us moving at Ane Osiobe International Foundation; The Ane Osiobe Trendsetters Department, has concluded that ‘poverty isn’t a money problem but an opportunity problem,” he said.
He also urged Nigerians to make deliberate efforts in showing love through educational support and care to widows and their children to ensure their moral, social, physical and academic well-being.
He added that the NGO founded in 2015, in honour of Mrs Ann Osiobe, was established by Ejiro U. Osiobe and co-founded by Nyore Osiobe, to support education in the country.(NAN)