The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has supported 42 secondary school students across 16 Local Government Areas of Kwara.

The Chairman of the state chapter, Evang. Stephen Awoyale made the disclosure during the presentation of the YOWICAN Education Support (YES), scholarship to the beneficiaries, on Tuesday in Ilorin.

Awoyale said that the intervention was to support the education of the less privileged and reduce the number of out-of-school children in Kwara.

“The YES initiative is an educational support scheme that seeks to give financial support to Christian youths who, for lack of funds, dropped out of primary or secondary schools to enable them to return to school.

“Our faith admonished us to be our brother’s keeper at all times and Jesus can only effectively be preached when we show his kind of love to the world.

“The YOWICAN Education Support initiative is the association’s way of lending a helping hand to the less privileged in the body of Christ and a way of encouraging education amongst Christian youths in the state.

“I call on well-meaning Christians to support the initiative to allow more people to benefit from it by partnering with YOWICAN because the association cannot do it alone”, he said.

Rev. Sunday Adewole, the state Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, while presenting the scholarship award to the beneficiaries, commended the association for the intervention.

He admonished the beneficiaries to make good use of the support given to them.

The event was attended by Rev. Timothy Akangbe, Special Assistant to Kwara Governor on the Christian religion, Pastor Abel Aiyedogbon, National Chairman, Church Leaders and Ministers Fellowship of Nigeria and Prof. Timothy Opoola, Chairman Kwara Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, among others. (NAN)

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