The Annual Lateefah Moyosore Durosinmi Foundation (LMDF) will on Saturday, 7 November, 2020, give out 42 new scholarship awards, six further scholarship supports to students as well as grants to 28 women in small scale business.
The chairperson of the Foundation, Prof. Fatimah Abdulkareem stated this in a statement announcing the seventh edition of the award.
She said all the beneficiaries are selected from the six south west states and Ife Central Local Government in Osun state.
With the 2020 awards, the Foundation would have given out 159 scholarships to students and grants to 90 women in the zone.
The Foundation has also continued to give further support to previous beneficiaries for sustainability.
Abdulkareem said that the event will hold at the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife on Saturday from 11am with Alhaji Moshood Giwa, Managing Director, GMT Hotels & Events Centre, Osogbo, as Chairman, while Dr (Mrs) Taiwo Adeagbo, Ag. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, will speak on “Education and Economic Challenges under a Pandemic period, The Way Out”.
Other dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include Barr. Olubukola Olaboopo, Osun State Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, State of Osun; Alhaja Maryam Ogunlade, Ekiti State Commissioner for Women’s Affairs; Prof. Abubakre Sanusi, Professor of Medicine, OAU Ile Ife; Mr. Jamiu Olawunmi, Special Adviser on Education to the Governor of Osun State, amongst several other dignitaries.