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The Christian faith is based on love, a concept which entails the willful and sacrificial sharing of virtuals between brethren. Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity, emphasized on different occasions, the importance of sharing, especially to the needy.
Unfortunately, many Christians and Christian Organizations seem to have either forgotten or willfully decided to play down the urgency of this divine injunction. Some of them have built schools through the collaborative efforts of the church membership but sadly, most of these schools are out of the reach of the average member due to high tuition fees.
While this set of acclaimed believers have continued in their systematic deprivation of the poor, a few others have decided to follow the footsteps of the Master by building schools and providing free educational services to the downtrodden in society. Below are four of such individuals and organizations that have built free schools for poor children in Nigeria.
Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere
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Helping the poor is a show of appreciation to God for all He has done. This is what the founder of Omega Power Ministry (OPM) has been doing through his free school program. Having tasted poverty as a young man, this generous Apostle has decided to dedicate his life to lifting young needy children from poverty by building free schools.
Chibuzor Chinyere has built several free schools in Rivers, Bayelsa, Abia, and Kaduna States.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
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Christ Embassy is one of the largest Christian denominations in Nigeria but it is one of the only few big churches that have built free schools for the poor. The Chris Oyakhilome Foundation has supported many children through school and currently has a free school located in Adamawa State.
Mrs. Jacqueline Oni
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Oni is not just a mother, she is a Christian mother who has allowed her motherly compassion to spread to the poor. The year 2006 was when she birthed the dream of running a free school for children whose parents are poor. Mrs. Jacqueline Oni who used to be a UK-based banker at the time, managed (through the assistance of others) to raise around £40,000 which was used to build Omolade and Adetoro Sijuwade Memorial Primary School, which offers free education and food to poor children in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Oba Adedokun Omoniyi Abolarin
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Another kind-hearted individual from Osun State that has built a free school is Oba Adedokun Omoniyi Abolarin. This school which has been in operation for several years is completely free, including free hostel, food, and free laptops for the children.
This generous gesture made by this king to the poor children of his community has helped many children to rediscover and pursue a purposeful life.
Truth be told, these individuals have done wonderfully well and as such deserved to be appreciated. One way you can show appreciation for their generous deeds is to share this post with as many as possible for the world to know the good things they have been doing for humanity.
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