ACTDF Awards 60 Scholarships to Children in Bauchi State.
This mission was to award 60 scholarships to children in Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools in Bauchi State. Before their arrival, the scholarship award had already been announced in the state media, and so on the 10th of September, those interested in gaining the ACTDF scholarships flooded the General Sani Abacha Gymnasium in Bauchi town.
Earlier, the ACTDF team met to put finishing touches to their planning in order to have a smooth and successful award ceremony. Prof. David Ilefin of Economist Dept, University of Maiduguri headed the Examination team as a criteria for the award of these scholarships?
While the Pupils cracked their brains to answer the quiz, their parents and guardians were seated with the invited guest, as the ACTDF team took them through the activities of the organization. Some of the invited guest commented on the good work of ACTDF, and described it as one of its kind in the state.
( Alh Issa Jubrin, Rep. the Deputy Governor of Bauchi State and Alh Abdukadir Chika soro Bauchi, Rep Emir of Bauchi, Rep of Head of service, former comm. Of information and special asst to FCT Minister
At the end of the test, 17 Nursery and 20 Primary school pupils won the scholarship, while the remaining 23 scholarships were given to JSS 1 students who proved themselves during the test. Engr. Noah Nuhu Dallaji, the Founder and President of the foundation promised more.
What is the cost implication of this scholarship award. Mr. Chidi Ikoroha, is the director of programmes, ACTDF.
Desmond Elliot and Uche Jumbo where present and commented on the award given.The African Children Talent Discovery Foundation, believes that true humanity is cardinally anchored on the idea of being our brothers’ keeper. That this single gesture is one of the demarcating factors that differentiate us from other animal species and the desire to give a helping hand to our neighbors in need is innate in every one of us.
And so the African philosophy, which believe in the notion that a child belongs to the entire community rather than the biological parents alone, is what the ACTDF hinges on, and has become its propelling force. Through education, ACTDF wishes to create a platform for the unprivileged among us to break away from what could have otherwise hold them back from becoming what so ever they desire to become.