BY EDIDIONG DAVID- PROGRAM MANAGER
STRENGTHEN 100 VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS IN CALABAR
In pursuing our vision, the Professor Charles Effiong Foundation has continued to support the education of vulnerable children in school. In the quarter under review, the Foundation provided educational support to thirty (30) children across primary and secondary schools in the Southern District of Cross River State.
These children were provided with support in forms of school/tuition fees payment, provision of school materials, psychosocial support (in forms of recreation and counselling for children), and academic performance assessments during routine school visits paid to the schools by the Foundation’s staff.
These services were provided to aid increase in school attendance and improved academic performance of children. To further buttress efforts to ensure this, caregivers of children during home visits were educated on their roles in ensuring children’s school and academic performance, regular school attendance and participation.
Evidenced from school assessments and school visits reports, the children have been regular and punctual in school. Teachers also report that the children engage in school activities such as the ongoing inter-house sports competition in schools meant for recreation, and to inculcate team building skills, sportsmanship and to a large extent, leadership skills in children.
Termly examination will commence soon in schools, thereafter, children will disembark for holidays. Staff will continue to provide necessary support to children and households especially during the examination period through home and school visits.
The Foundation remains grateful for your continuous support in enabling her achieve her goal of providing care and support for vulnerable households thereby building a brighter future in our societies.