Among the eighteen fresh graduates was Amos Ishaku, who despite all odds, bagged a first class in Chemical Engineering from the Edo State University, Uzairue. Amos was the best graduating student in his faculty with a cumulative GPA of 4.80.
The joy of the Coordinator, Home for the Needy Foundation, Past Solomon Folorunsho and that of the Book Haram Internally Displaced inmates was at weekend in Benin City climaxed as eighteen of the over three hundred inmates in different universities in and outside Edo State graduated.
Basking in the euphoria of the moment, Folorunsho, while addressing a press conference said, he feels fulfilled seeing the Internally Displaced Persons, who nobody had given any chance in life, succeed adding that the Home for the Needy Foundation started in 1992 as a non-governmental, non-profit making organization engaged in providing shelter, education, health services and other welfare services to internally Displaced Persons across Nigeria.
“Today, we have good results coming out from here. Here we have a young man who just graduated, he has bagged a first-class, while others have second-class upper. We want to draw the attention of the government of Nigeria to see what we are doing here. We are contributing to government efforts. Doing things to make sure that those who have no opportunity are given opportunity in this country.”
Continuing, Folorunsho said, the aims and objectives of the Foundation are to help the needy, such as orphans, street children, children from broken homes, and those from poor families, among others.
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