EKITI IN DIASPORA FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
ADDING PROGRESS AND VALUE TO EKITI PEOPLE

Non-Politically aligned, Non-Profit Organization

"Ekiti Indigenes Creating Better Tomorrow with Our Collective Intelligence"

FOOTSTEPS TO A BETTER TOMORROW!

Why School Sandal?
Many children in Ekiti grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:
  • Soil-transmitted diseases are prevalent in developing countries, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.
  • Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.
  • Many times children can’t attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don’t have shoes, they don’t go to school. If they don’t receive an education, they don’t have the opportunity to realize their potential.
  • Many Ekiti students attend school barefooted because their parent can’t afford the cost, thereby many drop out of school out of shame.
Our goal is take their shame away and kit them through “Footsteps to a better tomorrow” project
Please make your donation today to support this project.
Thank you in advance for your support.
“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”
-James M. Barrie.
These sandals have tremendous impact on the kids.  There are currently over 15,000 kids in dire need of basic sandals to get from home to school and back safely.  These sandals are saving our kids lives.  Many times children can’t attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don’t have shoes, they don’t go to school. If they don’t receive an education, they don’t have the opportunity to realize their potential. Many parents can’t afford the cost, thereby students attend school barefooted. As a result many drop out of school out of shame.
Our goal is take their shame away and kit them through “Footsteps to a better tomorrow” project. Rather than concentrating on what to wear to school, these kids can focus on their studies.
Please make your donation today to support this project.
Thank you in advance for your support.
For each student, we provide:
  • 1 pair of customized leather sandal
Our goal is to provide school sandals to all students in Ekiti-State public schools from Primary 1 through Primary 6. The envisaged student population is 15,000. For each student, the present project will provide a pair of customized sandal at an average cost of NGN 3,200 (Three thousand, two hundred Naira).
We are proactively looking for Donors to partner with us on this project. Individuals or Organizations that are willing to partner with us may make their donations payable to “Ekiti in Diaspora” First bank account # 2014736096 or contact our Nigeria Coordinator, Pastor Olusegun Omooba on 08098076479.
Anticipated investment value is NGN 48,000,000 (Forty-eight million Naira).
We are on a journey that will leave behind positive imprints on the most vulnerable. Our desire is to provide for all children in need.
Therefore we need all the help you can provide.
Please join us in making a commitment today. Get Involved today!
Your support is key to our success. Please donate to this project today.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”
~ Winston Churchill
EDESC is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible
We appreciate your support and welcome your commitment. Please support this project with a donation today!

On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, Ekiti in Diapora for Economic and Social Development  launched  “Footsteps to Better a Tomorrow Project” with the delivery of 200 shoes to the students of community primary school, Igbehin Ile-Aaro, Erijiyan, Ekiti-State, Nigeria.

Ekiti abroad donate to Erijiyan Community Primary school

Indigenes of Ekiti State in various parts of the world have donated 200 pairs of school shoes worth N500,000 to pupils of Community Primary School, Igbehin Ile-Aaro, Erijiyan in Ekiti West Local Government Area of the state.

The Erijiyan gesture, according to sons and daughters of Ekiti State grouped under the aegis of Ekiti in Diaspora for Economic and Social Development (EDESC), was first in the series meant to distribute empowerment materials and infrastructure worth about N50 million to primary and secondary schools across the state.

The body, made up of indigenes of the state based in Europe, America, Africa and other parts of the world, said the members aimed at contributing to the development of education in the state in what was tagged “Footstep to a Better Future for Erijiyan primary school students.”

In an address by EDESC President, Mr Julius Akinyemi, presented by Mr. Bodunde Olorunfemi, at the school compound, the group said the dream to empower the students and schools of Ekiti State was “conceived by your brothers and sisters that formed the EDESC a few years ago.”

The statement added: “You may ask why the shoes? We thought of many things we could do but, given the various activities the government is already doing or planned to do, we concluded on the shoes as a way of building our knowledge base.

EDESC added that it was also “because we hope that having a comfortable pai