A female corps member who completed her one year service with the Batch B set has commissioned a project she started to provide a proper restroom for students in Oro Ago area of Kwara state.
The corps member identified as Mercillina Itohan explained that she noticed the students were defecating in bushes and open fields when she arrived at her place of primary assignment in Oro Ago.
In a Facebook post, Itohan noted that the state-of-art toilet was commissioned on Tuesday, October 17, with the collective cooperation and financial support provided by the host community and non-governmental organisations.
The young lady explained that she started the project to provide a healthy facility for the safety of students who could be exposed to bacteria and life threatening animals in the bushes where they formerly defecated.
Itohan who gave thanks to God for granting her the ability to succeed noted that the project was not easy to complete.
She added that she was able to complete the project with the grace of almighty God. She also thanked the Batch B corps member posted to Oro Ago land.
Read her post below:
"Late post though. So my Personal community development service (CDS) Project was officially Commissioned 2 days ago.
When I got posted to my place of primary assignment (PPA), Playfair memorial college, it was a great pain for me seeing students (mostly female) going into the thick bushes to urinate and defecate, which is not healthy and safe for them due to the fact that there are various life threatening reptiles that could harm them in the bush, and this act is very unhealthy in an educational setting. Hence, a need to provide an enabling facility which will ensure students safety.
It is in the good spirit of selfless service to humanity I took it upon my self that by the grace of God before the end of my service year in the school, I'll work tirelessly to ensure that these habits of open/field/bush defecation will be put to an end. To the glory of God its now a reality.
Of a truth, this idea would not have been successful if not for the hospitality, collective cooperation and financial support from my host community members both home and away, and Some NGO's ( P.O.S.A, O.D.U, O.A.D.C.C)
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It was not an easy task at all, the stress of travelling, prayers, writing and submission of letters upon letters, meetings upon meetings....but thank God for his strength and grace upon my life. I really appreciate all the Batch B corps member posted to Oro Ago land, they were really of great support to me and a lot of others too numerous to mention.
Long live Oro Ago Land. Long live Playfair mem. College. Long live kwara state. Long live NYSC."
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