It was all smiles as the first batch of beneficiaries of he Tokunbo Ajila Jakande Children Foundation (TAJ) received cheques for their scholarship awards for 2nd term 2019/20 academic session.
Roundoffnews gathered that the beneficiaries were drawn from primary and secondary schools in Ado Ekiti.
The award recipients who converged on the TAJ Children Foundation Center were filled with excitement and joy for the gesture.
Presenting the cheque on behalf of the founder, Hon. Mrs. Tokunbo Ajila Jakande, the contact person, Mrs Fatima Bello congratulated the students and pupils on emerging as the lucky ones, and encouraged them to be focused on their studies.
She also encouraged all to cooperate with the donor so that she can execute all the great plans she has in place.
Also speaking, Otunba Demola Ayoola, the coordinator of Ado heritage, extolled the virtues of the donor and described her as a politician with a difference.
He noted that while other politicians come around only when they are vying for position, Hon. Mrs. Tokunbo Ajila Jakande had been consistent in seeing to the welfare of her people even during political off seasons.
The chairman of APC Ward 11, Ado Ekiti, Oba Adegoke Hamed described Hon Mrs Tokunbo Ajila Jakande as a kindhearted and calm individual who had been making an impact on the future through her gesture of giving scholarships to students just as he promised his support to the foundation.
Responding on behalf of other recipients, Adegoke Rasheed and Olajide Aminat thanked TAJ Children Foundation for the cash gift and prayed for God’s protection on the founder.
A parent, Mr. Ademiloye also thanked the organization on behalf of other parents and pledged their continued support for Hon. Mrs. Tokunbo Ajila Jakande.
The recipients are: Olajide Aminat, a 9 year old Primary 3 pupil; Fatimehin Ayomide, 11 year old primary 6 pupil; Adegoke Rasheed 15 year old SSS 3 student; Babalola Timilehn 13 year old JSS 3 student and Ademiloye Pamilern 8 year old primary 2 pupil.
Founded four years ago, Tokunbo Ajila Jakande Children Foundation has been offering the hand of support to indigent students and others who need intervention in the society. Founded by Hon. Mrs. Tokunbo Ajila Jakande, the foundation is committed to providing opportunities for children in the hinterlands to have access to quality education and exposure to modern trends in the learning process in order to broaden their horizon and give them sense of self worth.
Located at Odo Ado area of Ado Ekiti, the ultra modern Tokunbo Ajila Jakande Children Foundation center is equipped with modern ICT gadgets, constant power supply and a mini film theater among other great facilities to enhance the objectives of the organization.