USAID to Enroll Displaced Children Into Schools


Daniel Karlmax FRCN

The United States Agency for International Development, USAID-Office Transition Initiative says it will enroll one hundred displaced and indigent children from Godogodo chiefdom into public primary schools.

The Programme Manager of USAID’s Nigeria Early Recovery Initiative, NERI, Mrs.Chikodinaka Omokide stated this during the profiling of beneficiaries for the program at Ungwan Gwandara, Jagindi Ward of Jema’a LG, Kaduna State.

Mrs Omokide explained that about Eighty Children and beneficiaries of the USAID Programme were displaced Fulanis from the Kussom community that resettled in Ungwan Gwandara, while the remaining Children are from the host Communities within the chiefdom.

She explained that the initiative was to speed up the process of social integration and bonding between the children of the displaced Fulanis and those from their host communities which according to her, had rich implications for lasting peace, inter-communal understanding and cooperation.

Mrs Omokide said NERI would provide the children with school uniforms, Bags, Shoes and writing materials as well as pay their Parents Teachers Association, PTA levy for the first three terms.

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