FOOTSTEPS TO A BETTER TOMORROW!
- 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.
- 1 pair of customized leather sandal
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
Written by Sam Nwaoko,Ado Ekiti Tuesday, 11 October 2011
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