By Ifeoma Njoga, News/Comments, October 20, 2022
LAGOS-Last week, Representatives of Action For Change and Empowerment (ACE) UK, Nigeria Country Director – Ms. Dotun Adejumo and Project Officer – Ms Chiamaka Ukpanwanne, were at JAKIN NGO in Onike-Iwaya, Yaba, Lagos where they reiterated their commitment towards supporting the NGO, even as wheelchairs were given out and others. Our correspondent who monitored the distributions, including a follow up visit to JAKIN ACE Upgraded ICT centre had a brief chat with the President of the NGO, Mrs. Olubukola Adebiyi, who was joyous at the kindness of ACE, while noting however, that it is the 2nd edition Of ACE sponsored wheelchairs distribution in partnership with the NGO, as the duties of ACE is to raise funds for projects implemented by identified credible charities majorly in Nigeria. 30 Wheelchairs were distributed earlier on in the first edition while 55 wheel chairs were offered to not only Lagos beneficiaries but other 7 states which are Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Ogun, Kogi, Cross Rivers and Imo States in this second edition.
Adebiyi noted that ACE had few months earlier on May 22nd upgraded the NGO ICT centre with 10 desktop computers, 10 laptops, and 10 UPS to enable excellence, empowerment and change through technology providing ICT & Basic Coding training to indigent youths and also Orphans/Vulnerable Children.
The ACE representatives further interacted with some participants of the ongoing 3 months JAKIN N.G.O Access bank ACT Foundation sponsored Fresh Foundation project for 30 Indigent out of School youths benefitting from the ICT center during a follow up visit. 80 Secondary School level Orphans & Vulnerable Children have also benefitted from the ACE Upgraded ICT centre through the ongoing JAKIN N.G.O 6 weeks Junior ICT and Basic Coding Training (JIBACT) Project She added.
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