VISIT TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED BY BRIGHT STARS MODEL SECONDARY SCHOOL
ON TUESDAY 27TH MAY, 2014.
It has become an annual routine of Bright Stars Model Secondary School, Aka Itiam Road, Uyo to celebrate the children’s day with the less privileged children. This time, it was at the St. Vincent De Paul children Care Services Centre, Eniong Offot, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State where almost all the children found were orphans, deaf and dumb or both.
As at 9.00am, the selected students from Bright Stars Model Secondary School, Aka Itiam Road, Uyo had already gathered at the school compound as well as teachers.
On arrival at the centre, the children had been seated. The Rev. Sister in-charge, Rev. Sister Martha Ukoh welcomed us into the premises and gave us a brief overview of the centre.
Mr. Emmanuel Udoma who spoke on behalf of the school told the Rev. Sister in-charge that visiting the vulnerable children with some gift and food items has been a yearly event embarked upon by Bright Stars Model Secondary School as her way of celebrating the children’s day.
Items Presented to the Centre were:
Five Cartons of Indomie Noodles
Two Bags of Rice
Toiletries including soap and detergents
Ten Tubers of yam
Milk and biscuits
The presentation was done by the school Head Girl, Ememobong Umoh on behalf of the Proprietor, Management, Staff and Students of Bright Stars Model Secondary School, Aka Itiam Road, Uyo.
In appreciation, the Rev. Sister in-charge, Rev. Sister Martha Ukoh expressed happiness over the gifts. She thanked the school for the humanitarian gesture of showing love, care and support to the needy. She finally prayed God to continue to bless the Proprietor, Staff and Students of Bright Stars Model Secondary School as well as replenish in hundred folds the pockets from which money has been dipped for the purchase of the gifts items.
Although the scene was tensed and moody being that none of the children could hear nor talk but the mood was made lighter as the children later sang using sign language to express their joy.
The event lasted for about an hour. The students were conveyed back to the school at 12.00 noon.
It was a hitch free outing.
Some of the students who visited the centre expressed their feelings as they came back and were captured live by the Nigerian Television Authority Uyo, for Society Cocktail Reporting.
E. S. Udoma