Members of the Covenant University(CU) Faculty Women Advance (FWA) have encouraged pupils of Kingdom Heritage Model School (KHMS), Canaan Land, Ota, to embrace the culture of giving and reading.
This admonition was passed to the pupils during the visit of the FWA team to KHMS in commemoration of the recent Children’s Day celebration.
Speaking during the visit, the FWA Coordinator, Professor Aize Obayan, expressed the excitement of the entire Faculty Women Advance team at commemorating the Children’s Day with the pupils. “We are here to celebrate the children’s day with you and to commemorate the day with you in a show of love,” she said.
Professor Obayan emphasised the need for the children to understand that they are special, especially in the eyes of God. She encouraged the pupils to always take time to thank God when they wake up every morning for making them special.
Citing the scripture in John 3:16, she pointed out the value of giving to the children, describing the ability to give as a very noble thing which should be espoused by the children in their dealings with others. She encouraged them to embrace a reading culture, which would expose them to a wide variety of knowledge and prepare them to be future leaders.
There was a reading session, with Professor Obayan leading members of the FWA to read parts of a story titled, ‘The Bishop’s Candle Sticks’, to the children. The story was laden with lessons on hospitality, love, forgiveness, and generosity. The children were also taken through an interactive session.
Earlier, in her introductory remarks, the Deputy Coordinator of the group, Dr. Tayo George, described FWA as a group of women in the academia, who have come together to deliberate on how they can advance the cause of women in order to impact the society. She added that one of the things the group does is to show love to students and pupils by identifying with them and impacting them.
The FWA made a presentation of gifts to the school with a promise to make a return visit.