ROJ Charity Foundation Gives Out School Bags to Ajegunle Schools

By Godday Odidi

The Founder of ROJ Charity Foundation, Mr. Solomon Egboagu, the Isoko-born retired banker today gave out school bags and exercise books to two Ajegunle public primary schools: Oluwa and Newroad.

According to him, ROJ is an acronym of Root of Jesse: We are either religious or political and not affiliated with any ethical or racial organization in Nigeria. ROJ Charity Foundation is born out of a singular pleasure, “Selfless benevolence to humanity.

Our goal is transforming lives, building a brighter future for our children in Ajegunle. This emotional passion flows in our family and I decided to continue on the legacy of humanity. I can boldly tell you that public schools are better than private schools in terms of academic standards and teachers’ qualifications.

Adding that ROJ Charity Foundation has come to stay in spite of the economic challenges in Nigeria and Ajegunle community is my area I cannot neglect in life. This is the third year we have been giving out school bags and exercise books to Ajegunle public schools. We have so far given out over 650 school bags and 400 exercise books to pupils from crèche to primary school, specifically public schools in Ajegunle.

This noble philanthropic gesture would not have come to pass if the like of High Chief Michael Ubogu, the Managing Director of Micura Services Limited and Mr. Daniel Alabrah, the immediate past Head of Media and Communications to Presidential Amnesty Programme did not lend their financial support towards this foundation.

We want to see pupils emerging the best from Ajegunle city in terms of academic performances and create innovative solutions to meet community challenges, build strong equitable and sustainable communities through education, engagement and collaboration. God will continue to strengthen our sponsors as they support this golden foundation.

He further stated that the foundation would give scholarships to pupils from primary to university level and Essay competitions would be organized to select the best pupils.

Hon.Aboluwodi Solomon, the Education Secretary of Ajeromi-Ifelodun said, I am happy that my era, God has been using philanthropists to promote our grassroots education and I want to say here that this foundation will continue to grow in all ramifications. As a trained educationist to the core, I believe in creating values in our educational system and nothing more.

Those that graced the event were Hon. Paul Ovie, former Vice Chairman of Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA and other grassroots stakeholders.