Inauguration of a 8000-litre rehabilitated borehole to LEA School, Kado-Sabo, Life Camp in Abuja.
By Felicia Imohimi
The International Lions Club, Abuja Metropolitan Charter, has donated a 8000-litre rehabilitated borehole to Local Education Authority (LEA) Primary School, Kado-Sabo, Life Camp in Abuja.
Mrs Ladi Okojie, the Club’s President identified the rehabilitation of the borehole as one of the club’s signature projects initiated to provide potable water to the school, communities and entities within FCT.
According to her, the primary school was faced with severe water challenge, following the breakdown of the existing borehole provided by FCT administration.
She said that the pupils were forced to defecate randomly around the school premises for couple of years.
Okojie also said that the pupils were vulnerable when they sought for decent toilet facilities around the neighborhood where the school was located.
She said: “A clear case as narrated in the course of carrying out needs assessment shows that several female pupils come down with Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases ( PID) owing to lack of water.
“Also, there were several cases of attempted rape on the females in the course of finding best and seemingly decent points to ease out.”
Okojie said that other interventions by the association in the school were signage, educational materials, oral health education and distribution of toothpaste and brushes to the pupils.
He said the interventions were aimed at improving the educational standard and health of the children, respectively.
The president added that the projects were expected to complement government efforts “as they continue to find ways in providing improved social welfare services in Nigeria and improve the livelihood of her citizens.
“The project is expected to improve the social welfare status of Kado residents in line with the mandate of Lions Clubs International to provide quality services and the Sustainable Development Goals in the country.”
Okojie listed other projects executed by the club across FCT as provision of scholarships to students in primary and secondary schools, water projects in Tunga Maje, Kado Community and donation of a Resource Centre at School of the Blind, Utako.
Others included donation and equipping of a 20-bed Oncology Centre at University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, massive hunger relief programmes as well as sight preservation projects.
She expressed the commitment of the club to do more to improve reading condition and educational standard of the school.
This is in the area of renovation of classroom blocks and provision of desk and benches among others.
“Every members of Abuja metropolitan lions club remain resolute in the business of improving the lives and welfare of individuals, our communities and the nation at large,’’ she said.
Also speaking, Etsu Danlami Audu, Village Head of Kado, Life Camp commended the club for its continuous support aimed at improving the livelihood of members of the community.
Mrs Aishatu Mohammed, Head Mistress of the school commended the club for the gesture and assured proper maintenance of the projects. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Bashir Rabe Mani