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Corps member renovates dilapidated school in Abuja

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A batch B National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member serving in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Aisha Kuntin La’ah has renovated dilapidated school structures at LEA Kado in Abuja, FCT.

Ms La’ah with call-up number NYSC/BUK/2020/101912 said when she learnt about the state of the school through her CDS officer, she was not only sad but felt devastated that such level of devastation could be found in an Abuja school.

The graduate of Library and Information Science, Bayero University Kano said the situation spurred her to contribute her own quota to the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, by renovating it through her foundation.

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“Girl child education has always been my passion since my school days… education remains my topmost priority, therefore, it is highly imperative that I use my widow’s mite to put a smile of the faces of students of LEA Kado and environs who find themselves studying and learning in a hostile environment,” Ms La’ah said.

Before rehabilitation
Before rehabilitation
After rehabilitation
After rehabilitation

She hoped that her effort will leave a lasting impact and encourage others to undertake similar gestures where needed.

Reacting to the gesture, the personal assistant to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad, commended the initiative.

“Glory to Allah, this is highly commendable,” he said.

Also commenting, a Facebook user, Faisal Bukar Mallum wrote, “Masha Allahu! Way to go! #CommunityDevelopment. If we as a people will help build our communities regardless of governments.”

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Ms La’ah is the Executive Director, Hope for the Village Girl Foundation, a Kaduna based charitable organization that focuses on health education and safety issues of the girl child.

The organisation has since inception donated about 7,500 text books and 385 hand pump wells to communities lacking portable water and access to educational resources.

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