Corps Member donates 10-Month Allowance as Scholarship to Student in Rivers


A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member identified as Bright Martins Ekong, has donated his 10-month allowance to pay the school fees of a 12-year-old girl, Sokari Wealth, from JSS 1 to SSS 3.

Ekong, who is from Akwa Ibom State, said he surrendered his allowance as a way of giving back to society as his pet project.

The 25-year-old corps member stated that the family of the girl had been facing difficulties since their father’s death.

Wealth is a pupil of Community Secondary School, Bukuma village in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State where Ekong is serving.

Ekong, who graduated from the University of Calabar said: “Sokari is brilliant, there is need to encourage her because she has lost her father and the mother cannot afford to pay. It is risky to allow such a talent to waste.”

The mother of the beneficiary, Madam Sokari, appreciated Ekong for his kind act.

“Even though my children and I have been struggling to survive since my husband’s death, I never expected help to come from someone I had never met. This scholarship is a big relief for me. It has come when it is most needed,” she said.