Ojo Temitope, an eyes impaired student at the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State has been gifted N700,000 by the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) pursue his Higher National Diploma (HND) study.
The gesture, according to by association was part of the celebrations marking the 86th birthday of Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka.
The money is expected to cover his school fees, laptop, typewriter, digital recorder as well as frame and stylus to write.
Ojo who lost his sight due to glaucoma at the age of 17 in 2009 has been searching for funds to enrol for his HND programme having obtained his Ordinary National Diploma (OND) at Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo.
Being the first child of his widowed mother, Ojo had relied on assistance from public spirited individuals to complete his OND programme and has been hoping for a miracle to enable him pursue his HND programme.
The Deck Capoon of El- Paso SS0, Mr Shina Oguntomi who made the donation on behalf of the association noted that NAS is supporting Ojo to enable him achieve his academic dreams and contribute his quota towards Nigeria’s development.
“This is not the only thing; the association will continue to give you all the necessary support. More support is still coming” Oguntomi added.
A visibly elated Ojo commended NAS for the donation and assured the association that the money would be used judiciously to get equipment needed for his HND programme.
“ I am using this medium to say thank you to the National Association of Seadogs all over the world for the noble charity work for the less privileged”,he said.