Urja Foundation has advised Nigerian children and youth to embrace positive values that will transform their lives for a better future.
The founder of Urja, Mrs. Rukhi Mitra gave this advice when the organization hosted over five hundred children to celebrate Nigeria’s independence at 59.
Mitra said it has provided educational support for indigent children as well as adopted children from orphanages and rural communities.
According to her “URJA, is a registered voluntary charity organization and has been able to successfully provide education scholarship for deserving, underprivileged children, since we conceptualized in 2013. We work with a selfless aim to provide education to the children, she said.
According to her, Nigerian youths who need serious guidance to live successfully.
Mitra canvassed that there is a need to love this Area Boys and make an effort to help them. She said ‘’we pick up one area boy in my estate. Even when my husband opposed to having him as our gateman, I insisted that he can become a better person. Today, he has changed drastically. We gave him a chance and he is doing well. Now we employed his brother too.
‘’We are trying as much as we can do to help this country because we love this country. Because it is our fatherland”, she stated.
The foundation also donated a lot of freebies to children of immigration, army and police officers, LASTMA, LAWMA, etc. The participating children were that of officers of paramilitary and armed forces organizations who serve the nation and nobody does anything for them.
She said the event is held annually to celebrate Nigeria at independence, which is now home to her and many Indians as well as uplift weaker section of the society through providing some form of support.
According to her, the foundation provided sewing machines to indigent people to help them start their livelihood. We took them from a vocations school. Also, we are given out starter kits for plumbers, electricians, caterers and hairdressers to start up their business.
The foundation is an educational foundation founded 5 years ago and we are trying as much as we can to ensure the less privileged have access to quality education.
Note: The founder of Urja, Mrs. Rukhi Mitra was wrongly quoted in some paragraphs of our earlier report of Oct, 7, 2019.
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