Basketball: Uma-Okoro Foundation showers children with books, toys
. Equips libraries, classrooms in Lagos, Enugu
Former Nigerian international, Ukoha Michael Uma-Okoro, has provided books and toys to children as part of his Foundation’s way of giving back to the community.
Michael Uma-Okoro, a product of Dodan Warriors Academy based in Ilupeju and a beneficiary of the Giant of Africa programme, while impacting on children through the Uma-Okoro Foundation, said the essence was to provide for children what their peers were enjoying, but they could not because they lacked access to such facilities.
The community outreach programme this year had children in the Amuwo Odofin community, with over 400 kids benefitting from food items, cloths, shoes, books and toys.
At the Ojokoro community, also in Lagos, the Foundation equipped a library with 317 amazing books for both children and adults.
Not stopping in Lagos, the Uma-Okoro Foundation was also in Enugu where it completed classrooms projects that it began in 2019 in Obi Agu Primary School.
According to the graduate of Business and Sport Management from the University of Hertfordshire in England, the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 stalled lots of the foundation’s activities.
The foundation donated books to their libraries, painted the classrooms, bought four big white boards, provided text books, desks and chairs as well as small whiteboards, pens and erasers for over 160 kids.
“Due to COVID-19, I couldn’t come back in 2020 to complete the Uma-Okoro Foundation “Equipped classroom project” we started in 2019.
“Thankfully, we have completed it this year with four classrooms in Enugu and previous seven classrooms done in Martlicia Schools, Ajegunle Lagos, in 2019, making a total of 11 classrooms.
“It gladdens our hearts that we were able to achieve this as it would give a better learning environment to the kids,” Ukoha stated.