Almajiris: Mallpai Foundation To The Rescue
Like the saying “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”
On Saturday, 11th of January 2020 at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The Mallpai foundation, a non-governmental organization set up by Her Excellency, Hajiya Atiku Bagudu celebrated 10 Years of taking children off the streets and putting them back to school for a better life.
Her NGO, Mallpai Foundation has been empowering the less privileged in the society and also addressing the plight of the Almajiris, the Mass Literacy for the less privileged and the Almajiris Initiative popularly known as MALLPAI. The foundation was founded 15 years ago and officially registered 10 years ago by the wife of the Executive Governor of Kebbi State, Her Excellency Hajiya Aisha Bagudu.
Set up for the empowerment of the less privilege in the society and enrollment of children in school by driving out illiteracy in the communities, enrich the minds of the youths, help develop unskilled women and educating the girl child.
The foundation is also being driven by adding values to the lives of the most vulnerable and making society a better place to coexist.
The Chief Host, His Excellency The Executive Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Atiku Abubakar Bagudu while speaking at the event express his commitment to support the foundation to realize its goal and also encourage them to be more focused in actualizing the mission of the foundation.
The Mallpai foundation focus is to get 20,000 students educated before 2025.
Present at the event was the wife of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Mrs Oludolapo Osibajo. Other dignitaries present includes the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha duly represented, Her Excellency, Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello, First Lady of Niger State, Hon. Zainab Ahmed (Minister of Finance), the Former First Lady of Malawi, Her Excellency Madam Calista Mutharika, Prof. (Mrs) Asaba Kabir, Prof. Abba Abubakar (NMEC), Stella Okotete, Hamzat Lawal, Mc Eva Temofe (Moderator) among other Kebbi State dignitaries.