by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Chairperson of late Senator VK Dangin Foundation, Mrs Loko Dangin, has disclosed that, payment of SSCE fees for selected number of less-privileged students across the four districts of Langtang North local government area shall be a yearly routine.
She said it’s in tandem with her late husband’s vision for his immediate community and sustaining what he cherished doing, while he was alive.
Some beneficiaries of the SSCE registration, who spoke to our correspondent, appreciated the gesture of the VK Dangin Foundation, saying, the only way they can reciprocate this gesture is by reading hard to come out with “flying colours” in the forthcoming SSCE, and to pursue their various ambitions religiously, so as to become useful to themselves and the society at large.
The Foundation has been lauded for its various humanitarian activities that have brought succor to many downtrodden citizens of Tarok nation.
It had also made a donation of one million naira in cash, thousands of hand sanitizers and face-masks to the local government’s Covid-19 committee in Langtang North, with the view to waging a successful war against the dreaded virus.
While providing the palliatives to thousands of citizens of the locality to help cushion the hardship occasioned by the pandemic, Mrs Dangin said this was to fulfill its mission of reaching out to the less-privileged and ameliorate the hardships faced by Tarok people.
The VK Dagin Foundation, which came into being to immortalize the vision of the late Sen. VK Dangin, had sunk boreholes in various communities of Langtang North, and paid the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) fees for tens of less-privileged children across the four districts of Langtang North, in order to help actualize their dreams of obtaining western education and become useful to the society.
Various communities that benefited from the provision of hand-pump boreholes expressed their gratitude to the foundation for helping to cushion the adverse effect of the perennial water scarcity that had hitherto bedeviled their communities.