A Corp Member identified as Ike Juliet Chiamaka serving at Birnin Kebbi has narrated how she successfully completed and commissioned her Personal Community Development (CDS) Projects.
The projects includes;
1. Construction of a permanent Kitchen blocks for a Government Secondary School
2. Distribution of foot wares (Sandals) to students
3. Sensitization of Female Students on the Girl Child on personal hygiene and as well Distribution of sanitary pads to some students.
In her words, She wrote;
One of my goals for service year was to embark on a Personal Community Development Service Project.
When I was deployed to serve in Kebbi, I was not happy and for days I was almost depressed because I have not been to the North before and I couldn’t imagine being without my family to such distance for long.
While leaving for the Orientation Camp, I had plans on working my redeployment, but…. like they say; man proposes but God disposes… The story changed.
At the orientation camp, I began to see sense in what I felt was not important and eventually, I was sent to my Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) which happened to be a school.
✓ At my arrival, the first thing I sighted was students who were walking on “bathroom slippers” and some walked barefooted. .
Immediately, it struct a thing in me and I made up my mind to give footwares to as many as I can.
As the day goes, I began to realize that there were more problems and challenges faced by the students in my school and the ones nearby. Some ranges from;
✓ The demolition of the school kitchen by heavy rainfall, which was badly constructed with zinc and wood
✓ Another was the negligence of parents in paying more attention to the Girl child on personal development, health and hygiene
At extreme cases, I realized that some of these students shy away from the simple hygienes and the care of the body, especially the mensural process. Some who couldn’t afford sanitary pads at extreme cases use napkins which in most cases are not healthy for them; I have been there before…
These and many more…
Out of my zealousness in solving some of these problems, I decided to embark on these three projects and despite the fact that it was not so easy raising funds for it (especially due to the pandemic), I was able to pull through.
I am so happy that these three projects were executed and commissioned.
I am so grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to be a blessing to my Host Community and Kebbi State as a whole.
I give God all the Glory