By Emiko Perea
The COVID-19 pandemic caused many businesses and schools to close worldwide. Private school teachers from Nigeria were among many in financial difficulty from the shutdown of schools. Private school teachers rely on funds that directly come from parents paying for their children’s education. With schools shut down, these teachers lost an essential source of income. So, in order to support these teachers, Global Peace Foundation Nigeria donated food items to 200 private school teachers in Nigeria through the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS).
The following is an excerpt from Independent: COVID-19: Foundation Donates Food Items To 200 Teachers In Kaduna
“We have reached out and assisted so many people during the lockdown with our personal incomes, we are encouraging others to do same as it’s humanitarian and will be repaid by God,” Hayab [The Country Director of GPFN] said.
He called on the Government and other spirited individuals and organisations to assist private school teachers especially during this period of hardship caused by the pandemic.
Also, Malam Halliru Maraya, the Northern coordinator of GPFN, said the gesture was aimed at putting smiles on the faces of private school teachers.
“Private school teachers play a critical role in provision of education in the country pursuant to the apparent neglect and collapse of the public school system, he said.
Maraya added that the government had not done much to ameliorate the plight of Private school teachers regarding palliative.
“Although our donation is small, it is not really small metaphorically because it would bring happiness to the teachers,” he said.
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