964 students get Rotary toilet facility
NINE hundred and sixty-four students of LEA Primary School, Gwarinpa, are to benefit from four units of toilet facility constructed and donated to the school by the Rotary Club of Abuja, Gwarinpa.
The project, according to Rotary, satisfies three of its areas of focus: water and sanitation, disease prevention and treatment, and basic education and literacy.
The District Governor, Rotary District 9125, Nigeria, Mr. Tolu Omatsola, who commissioned the project, stressed how it had added value to the school.
He said the toilets, which have water facilities, would enable the students to ease themselves properly, wash their hands and avoid diseases.
He said: “What we are doing today is in tandem with the goal of Rotary Club International.”
“In executing the project, the Club was particularly concerned that a school with a population of 964 pupils, founded in 2002 did not have a modern toilet. Pupils and staffers alike use a very old and ancient overflowing pit latrine with the attendant infection risks among others,” Omatsola said.
The Chairman of the Service Project Committee of the Club, Mrs. Angella Agbayekhai, recounted that the club had been involved in carrying out projects in the school in previous years, chief among which were school scholarship given to 105 pupils of the school in 2009.
The Head Teacher of the school, Malam Shuaibu Usman, stressed how the school had longed for a modern toilet facility.
“If all NGOs could perform like the Rotary, primary schools will not lack in facilities. Rotary Club is the first to build modern toilet in LEA Gwarinpa. We say thank you very much and pray that this partnership will continue to thrive even as we expect through the help of the Director General that you add another toilet for us.”