Top students in Anambra State walked home with goats as gifts for their stellar performances in school.
The bright students holding unto their goats
A school in Anambra state was mocked last year after outstanding students were given goats by the management for distinguishing themselves academically.
The authorities of Santa Mary Nursery and Primary school 2, Nibo, a school managed by St. Theresa’s parish, Catholic diocese of Awka, Anambra state, gave pupils that came top in their classes the unusual gifts.
On Monday, 15th October, 2018, the Ora Goat Project took place again in the same school. It was revealed that the goat gifts were given to pupils that took first position in their respective classes from primary one to six in both campuses.
According to a report by Tobenna Obiano, the school organisers said, “the essence of the project is to inculcate the habit of caring in the Children and also to assist the children in paying their school fees through the proceeds from the goats as it begins to multiply. As the children learn how to care for the goats, they will as well learn how to care for themselves, parents, family, etc and the society at large especially in this milieu where nobody hardly cares.
Report has it that this is the third time this is happening in the school.
Tobenna Obiano has urged citizens that the unique gift and concept should be appreciated and supported by all. He also said other communities in and outside Anambra State may also consider adopting it so young ones are taught to honour traditions of love and care.
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