From Esther Akaa, Lafia
A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Centre for Women, Youths and Community Action (NACWYCA), has renovated 12 classrooms, donated 200 school desks and two first aid boxes worth N5.5 million to government owned schools in Nasarawa State.
The Chief Executive Director of NAWYCA while handling over the renovated classrooms and other items donated by the organisation at a ceremony held in Wamba Local Goverment Area, said the classrooms were renovated and furnished by NACWYCA with support from the Institute of Human Virology (IHVNigeria), Center for Disease Control (CDC) in order to create a conducive environment for school children who are the most vulnerable especially in the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Aboki mentioned the renovated schools in the state to include; three block of classrooms each in Government Day Secondary School, Wamba LGA, Pilot Science Primary School, Nunku in Akwanga LGA and Government secondary school, Alushi in Nasarawa Eggon LGA
He stated that the organisation also donated two first aid boxes, 200 desk with 100 each to Ta’al model Islamia Secondary School and RCM secondary school Wamba respectively.
“Other items donated include 2 first aid boxes and 10 tables and 20 chairs for teachers and total cost of this project is N5.5million only.
“This organisation is committed to identifying and supporting the vulnerable women and children in the area of good nutrition and education through a platform known as OVC–ACHIEVE (Orphans and vulnerable Children–Achieving Control of HIV/Aids Epidemic Through Evidence.
“I, therefore call on the beneficiaries of these items to make judicious use of them in order to achieve the goals which it was given,” he said.
Receiving the items on behalf of the schools , the Chairman of Wamba LGA, Hon Abubakar Abbas commended the organisation renovating , furnishing and providing items for the selected schools in the state.
“We are very happy and as well challenged by your determination and sacrifices for providing items that create conducive study environments to the vulnerable children in the rural schools.
“I urge the school managements to maintain the items prudently and the hosts communities to also provide security against vandalism,” Hon Abbas said.
On her part, the principal of Government Day Secondary School, Wamba, Mrs. Regina Dauda said that the renovation of the block of three classrooms in her school will create a conducive learning environment for the students .
Some community leaders in Wamba, Nunku and Alushi also lauded the NGO for reaching out to the vulnerable in their communities and appealed to the state government and other concerned agencies to emulate the gesture.