07 September 2020 By Remi Johnson
A Non Governmental Organisation, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, is to unveil a scheme tagged: “Adopt a Library Initiative” to bridge the gap between urban and rural schools in the territory.
President, Helpline Foundation, Dr Jumai Ahmadu made this known at a press conference to mark
2020 edition of the International Literacy Day in Abuja.
According to Dr Ahmadu, the prolonged closure of schools as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19 has widened the gap between schools in urban and rural communities.
Dr Ahmadu who decried the absence of online learning platforms in rural communities, said Helpline Foundation would as a matter of urgency, launch an e-library initiative as part of its scholarship scheme towards providing access for students in rural areas to upgrade themselves with current realities.
Ahmadu used the medium to call on all stakeholders in the education sector to support the scheme in rural communities across the six area councils in the territory.
This she said would help to equip the rural students for National and global competitiveness.
According to her: “since the outbreak of COVID-19 we have explored the gap regarding technology integration between urban and rural schools in the Territory and Our findings show…significant difference. We at Helpline Foundation for the Needy Abuja,with the help of friends and partners, can reach more students with books, computers, internet facilities and other learning materials” she said.