About fifteen indigent students in Rivers State have benefited from the batch B of the Empowerment Support Initiative (ESI) post primary school scholarship.
The students were drawn from different local government areas of the state.
Campus Insight gathered that the students will enjoy the scholarship at the post primary education level.
This number brings to seventeen the beneficiary of the ESI scholarship scheme for orphans and less-privileged students initiated last year.
Presented the award to the students recently, the wife of the Senate President Mrs. Helen Mark, noted that the scholarship was an eloquent testimony of the NGO’s determination to promote education among the youth.
Mrs. Mark noted that the NGO (ESI) which started two years back, has made tremendous effort in every child education and human capacity development.
She has also charged ESI on the need to keep the flag flying and encouraged them to become the hope of the less-privileged.
Also speaking the founder of the NGO and wife of the Rivers State Governor, Dame Judith Amaechi, noted that her NGO’s scholarship was initiated to assist students who could not complete their studies due to financial difficulty.
Dame Amaechi, explained that her NGO will monitor and mentor the students as well as assist them to chart their future.
Earlier, ESI’s administrator, Mr. Nowa Omeregbe hinted that the scholarship scheme was another way of complementing the state government’s effort in its bid to rebrand education in the state and actualise the millennium development goals for children and mothers.