Children Day: LCF awards scholarships to children

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A non-profit Organization known as Lumiere Child Foundation (LCF) has on Saturday, the 28th of May, 2022 hosted an academic competition tagged ‘Lumiere Book Challenge’ in Lagos to celebrate the 2022 children’s day.

The event was held at Shibiri, Ojo Local Government Area, Lagos and had in attendance, a representative of the Baale of Imude Land, and a representative of the Local Government Chairman of Ojo Local Government Area.

In October 2020, the organization, Lumiere Child Foundation (LCF) was founded by Miss Ejiro

Enakirehrhi who serves as the Executive Director, and Mr Imoh Essien who is the serving Deputy

Director. The organization was founded in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal

4; Quality Education. And since formation, the organization has directly impacted over 1500 children,

through its different uniquely designed projects. The word ‘Lumiere’ is said to be French, for ‘light’.

The Lumiere Book Challenge held on Saturday was specifically designed to acknowledge and celebrate

academic prowess of children in a low income community. The competition was held between 5

children from JSS One and JSS Two, from 5 different schools.

The 1st Position, Miss Feranmi Ajibade was awarded a scholarship for three terms. The 2nd Position, Miss Rokibat Ibrahim was awarded a scholarship for two terms. The 3rd Position, Miss Damilola Olawale was awarded a scholarship for one term.

In a speech made by the Executive Director, Miss Ejiro Enakirehrhi, she also encouraged kindhearted

organizations and individuals to not only look in the direction of the elites, but also acknowledge that

brilliance can be found amongst the children in low income communities. The Deputy Director, Mr Imoh

Essien also called for support towards organizations that have given themselves to make sure of equal

access to education among the rich and the poor.

The representative of the Baale, also praised the organization for their initiative, and pointed out how

this was greatly appreciated by the authority of the land. He also called upon the government,

organizations, and individuals to remember the education of children in low income communities; as the

Lumiere Child Foundation has done.

In a brief interview, the recipients of the scholarships expressed their joy and excitement. They

mentioned how this has served as a motivation to put more work into study, and that it shows how their

efforts aren’t in vain.

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