By Binebai Princewill
A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), operating under the aegis of Ernest Bebenimibo Foundation (EBF) have on Tuesday began its operation return 7000 kids and teenagers back to school in Delta riverine communities. The Liberator Newspapers can report.
The foundation led by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Comr. Ernest Bebenimibo embarked on the journey yesterday with members of his team to the Delta riverine communities to distribute the items to kids and teenagers in the area.
According to Ernest Bebenimibo, Chairman and founder of the foundation who briefed The Liberator Newspapers on the matter, hinted our reporter that the EBF team upon leaving Warri, first visited the Niger Delta revered paramount ruler of Gbaramatu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, Aketekpe (Agadagba) at his royal castle in Oporoza, traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State for the official introduction of the foundation and its team to the royal father.
After the introduction, Ernest Bebenimibo maintained that the elated paramount ruler could not hold his joy as he dished out royal blessings to Ernest Bebenimibo and the entire members of the foundation that had paid him the visit for introduction of the NGO, stressing that all shall be well with the foundation and its activities.
However, shortly after the fruitful introduction of the team members to the paramount ruler, EBF continued their journey of street to school project by visiting Gbaraun Grammar School, Oporoza; Fiyewei Primary School, Oporoza and Okpele-ama/Tebujor primary school all in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State to distribute dozens of notebooks, writing materials, school bags, mathematical sets among other vital things that where distributed to the students to enable them go back to school without any hiccup.
However, The Liberator Newspapers can report that on the waterways of Gbaramatu Kingdom and at some houses at Oporoza and Tebujor communities, the Ernest Bebenimibo Foundation also presented dozens of wrappers to the aged men and fisher women on the waterways of the kingdom and their houses.
Below is what the Ernest Bebenimibo Foundation wrote on the day one of their 7000 street to school exercise in the Delta riverine communities on Tuesday (yesteday ).
ERNEST BEBENIMIBO FOUNDATION kick off Street2School Project 2020 at Delta state Riverine communities on the 3/11/2020.
The team at:
1. The team visited the Palace of Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom HRM OBORO-GBARAUN 11,for official introduction of the foundation(NGO) to the paramount ruler of Niger Delta,he received EBF team members with joy and showers his Royal blessing on team members..
2. We visited Gbaraun Grammer School, Oporoza,where we distribute thousands of notebooks,mathematical sets biros and other educational aids to the students of Gbaraun Grammar schools,Oporoza,Gbaramatu kingdom of Warri South West LGA,Delta state.
4. We visited OKPELE-AMA PRIMARY SCHOOL,TEBUJOR,we meet student in a dilapidated building with all pupils without school uniforms,sandals,books and notebooks,EBF team members distribute bags and other educational aids to assist the pupils Back2School…
5. We also celebrate the aged women in thier house and at the sea where they are fishing and Presented them few wrappers for them to look decent to put smile on thier faces at OPOROZA and Tebujor Communities of Gbaramatu Kingdom Warri south west LGA of Delta state…..
Meanwhile, Mr. Ernest Bebenimibo stated that the NGO is fully set to reach out to more communities in the Delta riverine communities, adding that the 7000 kids and teenagers target must be met, stressing that the NGO has strategically mapped the entire exercise into three days as today marks the day two of the exercise.