Kwara State first lady, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed has adopted 175 indigent children, bringing the total number of children adopted within two years to 960 under her empowerment initiative, LEAH.
The wife of the Kwara State Governor said that her “Adopt a Child Programme“ which is coordinated by the Life Empowerment Anchors Hope (LEAH) initiative has afforded her the opportunity to educate and care for indigent children.
“My adoption programme is in accordance with adopting a child scheme created for the children of less-privileged,” she said.
The latest set of adoptees from the remote village of Ologede village in Oke-Ero council were provided with uniforms, school books, socks, school bags and daily lunch, among others.
According to her, the programme will continue to reach out to children of the indigent who are handicapped due to lack of necessary schooling materials.
She also pledged to give education to these children to the best of her ability.