Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs and wife, Joke Silva were among notable personalities who supported the ‘Lend a Helping Hand’. The initiative is an awareness campaign on the growing scourge of out-of-school children in Nigeria.
The campaign is an initiative of Bethesda Child Support Agency, a non-governmental organization which was launched on Children’s Day with an art impression activity that runs till the June 27th.
Also joining the train were Banky W and his wife, Adesuwa Wellington and other personalities.
The Programme Director of NGO, Ijeoma Nwachukwu said that for the past 18 years, the foundation have impacted the lives of over 5,000 orphans and vulnerable children through the provision of free quality education.
“We can take the next potential area boy, armed robber or prostitute off the street by lending a helping hand,” Nwachukwu said.
“For the past 18 years, we have impacted the lives of over 5,000 vulnerable children through the provision of free quality education.”
Bethesda currently has over 1,000 children on its admission Wait List and another 500 children who are at risk of dropping out of school.
Bethesda through the assistance of partners and sponsors has spearheaded efforts to provide free education, school supplies, nutrition, and healthcare for tchildren in Lagos and Ogun states.