Oblivious of the challenges facing children in Nigeria, TV Girl, Mercy Alexander, and founder of RhanaMerzy is reaching out to society to help underprivileged children in the country.
“Giving back to society”, a watchword of hers, is taking the communities by surprise, as the foundation’s interventions is changing the lives of the beneficiaries.
The organization, which is non-political, non-religious, has reached out again to the society by empowering 20 kids with educational materials to support them in school.
At the empowerment occasion, which took place on Saturday 9th of September 2017, at Big Brother Cafe, opposite Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos, Mercy Alexander said the primary goal of the foundation is to take children out of the streets back to the classrooms, a desire, she noted, “was borne out of her life experience”.
The programme, which started over a year ago, has benefitted over fifteen students now enrolled in various schools in Nigeria.
Alexander said her efforts would not have been successful without the support of people who believed in her, such as Dr Babatunde Adejare, the Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, for his invaluable support to the organization since inception.
She also implored parents and guardians to encourage and support their children in pursuit of education to be better citizens.
Guests at the event expressed satisfaction at the improvement and level of achievements the foundation has attained in its relatively one year of existence while pleading to the Government and the society at large to support the foundation in whatever ways they can.
One of the benefactors of the foundation, Abigail Monday, who spoke on the occasion, said she is grateful for the opportunity.
Abigail’s sister, Juliet, who was also on the occasion, said it has been a life-changing experience for Abigail since she was enrolled into the foundation.