By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
No fewer than 10,000 branded reading and writing books were on Monday donated to the famous Waziri Model Primary School, Sokoto by the late Malam Balarabe Goronyo Foundation Family Initiative to commemorate the 2021 International Book Giving Day.
The school is one of the oldest that has produced a number of personalities including the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar among others in the academia.
The categories of books donated to the school for distribution to pupils from nursery 1 to primary 6 included: 20 leaves writing books, Mathematics for classes 1,2 and 3; Success with Grammar reading book 2; Islamic and Arabic language books and Simple Dictionary for understanding names and verbs translated in English and Hausa.
Dignitaries at the brief symbolic presentation to 25 pupils were representative of the Wazirin Sokoto
However, the donor of the educational books, Zayyanu Aliyu Balarabe Goronyo of the Class of 1985 said there was the need to demonstrate a sense of belonging by actively contributing to his almamata through promoting standards and supporting the growth and development of education especially of pupils from poor backgrounds.
According to him, it will boost their morale as well lessen the burden on parents and encourage learning and teaching activities.
Speaking on behalf of the family , Alhaji Bala Balarabe Toronto said the essence of the family initiative was to further support the course of achieving educational excellence by extending its gesture to pupils and students to have unfettered access to basic books for effective learning and teaching.
” Today is a very important moment especially to our kids , the future leaders of Nigeria ad the world , who will benefit from this noble gesture of our family.”
He explained that the family chose to pioneer the observance of the day by donating books as a measure to curtail the negative toll of poverty on education of indigent pupils and students which include the beneficiaries of the items.
The Headmaster of the school, Nasiru Shehu expressed appreciation to the family for choosing to benefit the school especially those from the indigent homes.
” In must say that most of us are from poor backgrounds who need support to access education which your family is fantastically championing in good faith. May God reward your intentions and good deeds to humanity.
” Nothing symbolises premium value to humanity than education. We can’t thank you enough”, Shehu added.
Expressing her joy, a primary 1 pupil, little Amira Nasiru Bazza who was first to be presented with the books said ” today I have story to tell my parents about these books. I am happy . I will show my friends.
Dignitaries at the brief symbolic presentation to 25 pupils were Alhaji Ahmad Muhammad Bello who represented the Wazirin Sokoto among many others.