Corps D’ Progressive to Support 20 Schools in Kogi

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A non-governmental organization, Corps D’ Progressives has pledged to support twenty schools across Kogi state in the next one under its education support programme.

President of the organization, Comrade Bashir Salawudeen made this known during a press conference to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Corps D’ Progressives at the NUJ Press Centre in Lokoja.

According to Bashir, they plan to have 20 indigent students selected as the first set of full-time beneficiaries of the organization’s ‘Secondary School Tuition Support Programme’. 

“In the next one year, we shall also embark on a Mentoring Tour of 20 schools across the state. The tour will see us and some of our friends come together to build a new set of Genuine Role Models to inspire the next generation of youth leaders in the country. One student from each school to be visited will be put through our year-long mentoring programme as they go from secondary school through higher education to their career choices in life. This will be done in collaboration with the Guidance and Counseling unit of the schools.

“From 1999 to date, Corps De Progressive in her early has organized inter secondary school quiz competition, inter secondary school debates, guidance and counseling talks, campaign against examination  malpractices, advocacy on dangers of drugs abuse, to mention but few.

“We have created a new generation of young professionals with critical skill sets and values to transform our communities, our state and our country.

“This group has inspired over 100 people to seek and attain post-secondary or higher education and they have added to the pool of human resources available all over Nigeria today.

“We have also supported 10 schools in Kogi State through the provision of instructional materials such as text books, board markers and teaching other teaching aides,” he said.

The President also announced that the organization is planning to scale-up its ‘Adopt-an-Orphan’ programme by seeking more involvement by individuals, the government and corporate organisations to reach more orphans in the state. 

“Going by our achievements in the last 20 years and the lineup of activities in the next one year and beyond, we are indeed set to create a new narrative in youth empowerment in Kogi state and Nigeria,” he added.

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