JCI Nigeria Ikeja Donates Six Modern Toilets To Comprehensive High School In Lagos—-Junior Chambers International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has donated six toilets to Comprehensive High School, Ketu-Alapere, Lagos.
Nigeria is rated as the country with the highest rate of open defecation in the world after India, a development that is responsible for outbreak of epidemics in some communities. Concerned about this ugly development, and the need to alter it, JCI Ikeja; a Membership based Non for Profit, Non Government Organization of young people in partnership with Azvina Idowu Foundation built six blocks of toilets in the school premises.
Speaking during the official presentation, The Project Team Lead – Ruth Oriyomi Idowu said the NGO decided to reach out to the school after a visit to the school and realised the need to provide an improved form of sanitation facilities in the school. “Our initial plan was to refurbish the already existing toilet, but along the line we realise, even if we refurbish that, the pressure will still be much on it because it would not be enough to take care of the population of the students.
“So, we decided to construct new ones, the project has cost well over N3million, we are able to raise such fund through the partnership of individual and organization, people with likes mind, people that have a need for humanitarian service, we reach out to them and show them our need, it is a collaborative effort.
JCI Ikeja President – Tricia Inalu disclosed further that: “We are handling them over to the school authority and we would return here and see that they are been used assiduously, we have also set up a monitoring committee to come and inspect the project at lease once a month,” she said. t.
The school principal, Mr. Adedeji Adesanmi, commended the gesture of the NGO, saying: “We are very happy for this kind gestures coming from young Nigerians, I am amaze we still have young people with good intend and initiative, I pray for God wisdom upon them and for His reward to located them. We promise to put this project to good use.
Also in attendance at the Commissioning is the National President of Junior Chamber International Nigeria ; JCIN Ambasaador Abiola Olorunnisola who expressed his excitement for the laudable project and also encouraged the School to put to good use and ensure it is well maintained.
This project is the 2021 edition of the annual flagship project of JCI Ikeja tagged Big Broda Project which has been running and touching Lives for over 15years.
Junior Chamber International Ikeja is a Chapter of the International Organisation – JCI; a membership based Non for Profit, Non Government Organisation of young people within the Ages of 18-40 making impact in their Communities , the Country and the World at large .