Focus Africa, IVTEC, Charcoal, NAKSS, others partner Kalia to school Kwara indigent students

By Imam Moromoke

An Ilorin based cordwainery company, Kalia Footwear Production has announced new partnership for her School Indigent Pupil (SIP) project, which targets provision of two thousand (2,000) school sandals to needy students in public schools within the Kwara state.

In a statement signed by the project’s Director of Publicity, Shafihi Abdulrasheed, the list of partnerships includes Focus Africa Series; International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC), Ajase-Ipo; Charcoal eatery, Ilorin; Kwara state Chapter of the Nigeria Youth Congress and National Association of Kwara State Students, National Headquarters.

Speaking on the development, the Director General of the project, Issa Mutolib Ayobami said “We believe in working together to add values, flexibility and integrate the course to provide students with 2,000 sandals.”

The CEO, Kalia Footwear Production, Ibrahim Kale Jimoh also remarked that, “The project team is reaching out to individuals for possible collaborations. So far, the responses have been very encouraging. We implore other well-intentioned institutions across Kwara state to support Project-SIP.”

The partners in their response expressed satisfaction with the cooperation and benefits that children of ordinary parents and the community at large would earn from this laudable project.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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