Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has bestowed high praise upon the Olesin Foundation, hailing it as a formidable agent of change that possesses an unwavering dedication to improving the lives of the state’s residents, particularly through the realm of education.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prince Mahee Abdulkadir, highlighted that under the visionary leadership of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Kwara State has witnessed substantial progress and development. He expressed appreciation for the invaluable contributions made by the Olesin Foundation.
Governor AbdulRazaq emphasized the pivotal role played by the Olesin Foundation in providing educational opportunities and mentorship to Kwara’s youth, empowering them to reach their full potential and contribute to the state’s growth.
The governor’s commendable remarks emphasize the crucial partnership between the government and entities such as the Olesin Foundation, illuminating the profound and positive effect that cooperation can exert on the welfare and prosperity of Kwara State’s communities.
In the heart of Kwara State, a remarkable organization known as the Olesin Foundation has emerged as a force for change, driven by an unshakable passion for education and a resolute commitment to bettering the lives of Kwara’s residents.
For years, the Olesin Foundation has been a pillar of support for education in the state, offering scholarships, educational programs, and mentorship opportunities to students of all backgrounds.
Ambassador (Dr.) Ibrahim S. Tajudeen Olesin, the visionary founder of the Tajudeen Olesin Foundation, delivered a speech on Sunday, September 17th, 2023, in Ilorin.
In his address, he emphasized that the foundation’s impact extends far beyond education. It has served as a catalyst for driving positive change within Kwara communities. The foundation has taken the initiative to support projects geared toward enhancing infrastructure and promoting environmental sustainability.
According to him, “Eight years ago, The Olesin Foundation embarked on this mission driven by a deep passion for education and a dedicated commitment to creating positive change in our community.”
“However, the road to progress is not always linear, and we must acknowledge the unforeseen challenges that disrupted our journey. The global COVID-19 pandemic forced us to skip some years, compelling us to adapt and find innovative ways to continue our mission amid adversity.
Dr. Olesin expressed overflowing pride and joy as the foundation concluded the 5th edition of the Free Summer Lesson Programme. The journey, which began with a simple yet profound mission to deliver quality education to the less privileged, has evolved into a beacon of hope for the community.
“In our unwavering commitment to educational equality, the Tajudeen Olesin Foundation launched the initiative to provide free writing materials to our students.
“We recognized that many of our participants hailed from financially challenged backgrounds, and we firmly believe that education should be within reach of every child. By alleviating the burden of purchasing costly writing materials, we aim to encourage more students from disadvantaged backgrounds to partake in our program, fostering not only learning but also confidence and self-esteem,” he said.
He extended his heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated teachers and coordinators, recognizing that their tireless efforts have brought the vision of providing quality education to young minds to vibrant life.
He said that the foundation has made significant contributions to education by granting scholarships to three students in every class, covering the WAEC and NECO fees for exceptional students, and providing support to neighbouring summer coaching programs.
“We have invested in the development of GDSS Amule, our venue, by renovating classrooms and providing essential equipment such as computers and printers. In the 4th edition, we increased the number of scholarship recipients to seven best-performing students in each class.”
“Our Foundation’s reach extends beyond education. We have taken on challenges in our community, including addressing the issue of erratic power supply. We have invested in infrastructure by grading a 5km dilapidated road and have supported local businesses. Additionally, we have contributed to the welfare of the community by painting mosques and empowering individuals through financial assistance.
“We envision the establishment of a Free Computer-Based Training (CBT) Centre for students preparing for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination.
He further explained that the program seeks to provide students with crucial computer skills to enhance their academic endeavours.