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NGO do­nates WASH fa­cil­i­ties to two FCT schools

- By Olayemi John-Men­sah Nigeria News · Society · Education · Cosmetics · Beauty · Fashion & Beauty · Council · United States of America · Soap · Skin Care · Australian Capital Territory

A non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion (NGO), Pub­lic Health Aid Aware­ness and Ed­u­ca­tion Or­gan­i­sa­tion (PHAE), has do­nated fou­runit toi­let fa­cil­i­ties and two bore­holes to LEA Kuyami and Takushara com­mu­ni­ties in Abuja Mu­nic­i­pal Area Coun­cil (AMAC), Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT).

The project, spon­sored by the US Em­bassy, in Abuja, un­der the Am­bas­sador's Grant, is to help pupils in the FCT ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties have ac­cess to good Wa­ter, Hy­giene and San­i­ta­tion (WASH) es­pe­cially in the COVID-19 era that hand wash­ing has be­come a life-sav­ing mea­sure for ev­ery­one.

Speak­ing dur­ing the han­dover of the projects to the two schools, the project co­or­di­na­tor, PHAE, Uchechi Okon­mah, said “We were given a list of 72 schools in FCT com­mu­ni­ties that lack such fa­cil­i­ties. We are just start­ing with these two and will con­tinue to reach oth­ers.

“The schools in the city cen­tre are en­joy­ing a whole lot of fa­cil­i­ties but those in the ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties are not that priv­i­leged. We know that there are some ba­sic fa­cil­i­ties like wa­ter, san­i­ta­tion and hy­giene that are nec­es­sary in schools for pupils to en­joy."

She also said they are out to close the inequal­ity gap be­cause they feel what a child in the city en­joys, the one in the ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties should en­joy too.

The Head of Depart­ment School Ser­vices, FCT-Univer­sal Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion Board (FCTUBEB), Dangiwa Mairiga, who re­ceived the fa­cil­i­ties on be­half of the schools, lauded the NGO for the sup­port and called on other donors to rise up in sup­port of pro­vi­sion of in­fra­struc­tures, adding that ed­u­ca­tion for all is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of all.

 ?? Photo: Ikechukwu Ibe ?? AMAC of­fi­cials try to im­pound a car in front of Zenith Bank at Jabi in Abuja re­cently
Photo: Ikechukwu Ibe AMAC of­fi­cials try to im­pound a car in front of Zenith Bank at Jabi in Abuja re­cently

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