PEEL empowers through education by providing scholarship support for the less privileged and at-risk youths, for youths to learn relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship. The first sets of beneficiaries were 110 students from about 20 schools in Rivers state. They received scholarships from PEEL Initiative, and had a one week in house training where they were taught several skills by seasoned experts. Twenty(20) underprivileged students, mostly orphans, those raised by a single mum received academic scholarships to support their education. The others, who stated the need for financial support to fund their education and the need for motivation, received skill acquisition scholarships.
On 16th January, 2017, we presented to Precious Amadi (of Federal Government Girls College, Abuloma), her academic scholarship reward of 50,000 naira. Precious Amadi and her mom were so delighted and expressed their gratitude to PEEL Initiative.
Also, on 17th January 2017, Duru Chiagoziem, Oyonumo Emmanuel and Mighty Joel Dada (all PEEL scholarship beneficiaries) received their scholarship funds. They also received exercise books from ‘Dreams from the SLUM’ of Isaac Success.
They are students of Community Secondary school Elekahia, Community Secondary School Onne and Community Secondary School Alode-Eleme, all in SS1.
These students come from poor backgrounds, which makes paying their tuition a struggle. Peel Initiative eased this with its scholarship intervention.
Edidiong Etim is an SS3 student of Loretto School of Childhood, Igwuruta. His widowed mother supports him and his siblings by herself. He received his scholarship funds on January 19th, 2017.