Shippers Council donates sick bay equipment to school, children home
Amidst ravaging Covid-19 Pandemic and the need to ensure schools are fully equipped to mitigate health challenges, the Nigerian Shippers Council as part of its annual Cooperate Social responsibility has handed over sickbay items to Government Junior Secondary School, Kurudu and the Abuja Children’s Home in the FCT.
The Executive Secretary NSC Hassan Bello while handing over the sickbay items noted that the gesture is one of their ways of giving back to the society.
The Queen Agness Foundation had facilitated the rehabilitation of the sick bay facility for GSS Kurudu but could not equip it.
The President of the foundation had however prevailed on the NSC to factor the school in its annual CSR activities to provide equipment for the clinic to serve the over 5000 pupils.
The Executive Secretary who was represented by the Director Abuja Liaison Office NSC, Hajiya Rakiya Nuhu highlighted the items donated to include two Hospital Beds, two Air Mattresses, two Electric Iron, two rechargeable lamp, four blankets, four mosquito net.
Other items include four white Bed sheet, four towels, one Generator, Hot water bottle, rechargeable fan, double door fridges and four buckets.
She however urged the school to judicious y use the items donated to them for the benefit of the students.
The school principal Mrs Talatu Isa while receiving the donation commended NSC for identifying the school as one of the beneficiaries of the CSR activities. She however lamented that the school does not have enough toilets to serve its over 5000 pupils, and does not have a school hall adding that a larger part of their school fence had fallen due to the heavy down pour of rain.
She however appealed to NSC to still consider the school by providing them with some of the amenities, to which the ES representative promised to look into of the challenges faced by the school and to proffer them with assistance when applicable.
President of the Queen Agness Foundation Mrs Thelma Akinduro who facilitated the donations of the items noted that the Covid-19 Pandemic has soured the need to ensure the schools are well equipped with health facilities to handle emergencies.
At the Abuja Children home the Hajiya Nuhu while handing over the sick bay items pointed out that although the home has a clinic but there are little or no health equipment or drugs to take care of the children in case of emergencies.
She however appealed to well meaning Nigerians to further support the home by providing them with the needed drugs.
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