By Ononye VC
It was a joyous moment for pupils of Crowther Memorial Primary School and Omunwagboka Primary School, both near the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha, as Catholic mothers under the umbrella of the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO), of Christ the King, Ward B, GRA Onitsha, paid a surprise visit to teachers and pupils of the schools last week to celebrate Mothering Sunday with them.
The women, led by their ward president, Lady Stella Okafor, came with various cartons of biscuits, drinks, cheese balls and many other goodies that they deposited to the authorities of the schools for welfare of the pupils.
The climax of the visit was when the members paid the sum of ₦55,000 for the levies of the less privileged pupils at Omunwagboka Primary School, to the joy of the pupils and the teachers.
Earlier at Crowther Memorial Primary School, one of the ladies who didn’t want her name mentioned gave scholarships up to secondary level to six pupils who had lost their mothers.
Earlier while addressing the children, Lady Okafor enumerated the importance of mothers in the family and urged them to be good children and to respect their mothers and fathers and also read their books so that they can be good citizens in the future.
Also advising the pupils, a top official of the group, Mrs Chinwe Nwaribe, spoke on the special love mothers have for their children and the need for children to reciprocate by being obedient and willing to help their parents at home.
The headmistress of the school, Chinwe Anyaora, expressed gratitude to the visiting mothers. She also thanked the Catholic mission of the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, especially the archbishop of Onitsha, the Most Rev. Valerian Okeke, and the rector of the basilica, Monsignor Nwokedi Ezumezu.