Funtaj donates solar power equipment to Kuje schools
Funtaj International School, Abuja, Wednesday, started its rural school intervention project tagged: ‘Light up Naija,’ by donating solar power equipment to two junior secondary schools in Kuje, Abuja.
The two benefitting schools, Junior Secondary School, Dafara and Junior Secondary School, Pegi, received three power panels each, one charging unit and 75 rechargeable bulbs for onward distribution to students preparing for JSCE.
The Executive Director of Funtaj International Limited, Mrs Funke Ibrahim, said that the community oriented project was aimed at improving quality of education in rural communities across the country, especially in areas lacking electricity supply.
She said that the light up project was intended to provide alternative power source for study to students in rural communities, in place of candles and kerosene lamps which she said were dangerous to health and ecosystem.
The director, while presenting the materials to the benefitting schools, charged principals to use them judiciously.
Receiving the materials at Dafara, the principal of the school, Mr Jiya John, thanked Funtaj for the gesture and appealed to the FCT Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) for more intervention and improvement of education standard.
He identified lack of teaching staff as a major problem, saying that some subjects could not be taught in the school.
An official of the FCT Education Secretariat, Mrs Nimat Abdulraheem, commissions the light- up Naija Project at JSS Pegi, Kuje