Foundation begins Spelling Bee competition ,rewards winners
By Bridget Ikyado
The Third edition of the Project Hope Spelling Bee organised by Paraclete Hope Foundation has began,with emerging winners to go home with school sponsorship, school writing materials amongst others in the finale.
In her opening remarks Mrs Felicia Sams
the Coordinator of the Project Hope Spelling Bee,said 16 schools where participating in the competition.
According to her Project Hope Spelling Bee is a tool in our hands at Paraclete Hope Foundation to help run our SEND A CHILD TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN.
” Category A 1st position N50,000
2nd position N20,000,3rd position N10,000 while Category B 1st position N50,000 2nd position N20,000
3rd position N10,000
She said the initiative presented a platform for them to develop and maximise their potentials.
” Promoting digital education is one way in which we can encourage the pupil to embrace the digital space too.
” That is why we have the voice notes for them to get the pronunciations too.
“We intend to knock out stage fright from children, build their communication prowess confidence in the children and teach teach them to be bold leaders of tomorrow.
” Communication prowess Is a wonderful skill your ability to listen speak out for your self,comprehend, write, communicate fluently is golden for every child needs this in the 21st century.”She said.
Earlier,Secretary of the foundation ,Mr Samuel Usman said the competition was a means of helping the children manage stage fright as well as they were prices to be won to motivate and assist them through their education.
Mrs Anyinofu Ezinne ,Executive Assistant to the President Nikki Udezue Foundation partners to the host NGO said the children were blessed to have the opportunity of such an event.
“Helping people cannot go out of style,and helping the pupils is grace to see the light and an opportunity to excel.
She advised the students to show zeal,focus and determination as a lot of Assistance may come from the society.
She advised them to be responsible children and respect elders and parents to go far in life.
Miss Damaris Yakubu Assistant Programme Officer Helpline Foundation for the Needy said the competition was organised to as a brain booster.
” They will improve on their vocabulary and self confidence,as the programme builds up children ”
One of the pupils Charles Oche from the Brighter Steps School New Nyanya said he was happy to participate in the competition as he feels he will come out victorious and with better command of English
Also Miss Esther Popoola from the Command of Destiny Academy said the competition would broaden her thoughts and she would be bolder to speak in public.