NGO donates WASH facilities to two FCT schools
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.