NewsNGO Donates 50 Chairs, Tables To Government School In Akwa Ibom community

NGO Donates 50 Chairs, Tables To Government School In Akwa Ibom community


September 05, (THEWILL) – A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) under the aegis of Mkpat-Abasi group, USA, have donated fifty Quality plastic chairs and tables to Early Child Care (ECC1/ creche) class of the QIC Primary school Ikot Obio Ndoho in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.

THEWILL, learnt that the gesture came as a promise fulfilled, as the group which is made up of Ikot Abasi and Mkpat Enin Local Government indigenes in the United States of America had pledge to support educational, medical and cultural projects in the two LGAs.

Speaking while handing over the chairs and tables to the school at the weekend, the president of the organization, Dr Joseph Akpanikot, mentioned that researchers have emphasised on the importance of early childhood education as an essential building block for a child’s future, hence the decision by them, to take up the project.

He said that the report of those infants in creche falling from the heavy desks provided by the state Government, even as one has a dislocated knee as a result of such a fall made the organization to ensure that the plastic chairs were provided before next academic term resumes.

Akpanikot who was represented by the Treasurer of the group Mr Steve Ikpim, noted that children of such ages deserve an enabling environment to learn for their brain to develop positively, promising that the organization will do everything possible to ensure that the creche Section of the school is encouraged.

According to him; “QIC Primary school, Ikot Obio Ndoho is the only school we have in my village, so when I came home, I decided to pay a visit to know what my group overseas can contribute to make the school better, and from my findings, I saw the dilapidated classroom block, no perimeter fence, Electrical pole on the middle of the school field, and the Cables almost touching the grass, then the Headmistress also told me, she needed desk for pupils in the creche, that those children do fall from the government desks.

“I took pictures and sent to the group and all members felt sorry for those little children, and so that is the reason we decided to fix their classroom and provide soft chairs and tables before their resumption date.

“I give Glory to God for enablement and I also thank the Headmistress of the school Mrs Korona Akpan and the village head Eteidung Friday Jeremiah Akpan for accepting our token of love to our community.

“Researchers have emphasised on the importance of early childhood education as an essential building block of a child’s future, so our Children at the Early Child Care class deserve an enabling environment to learn and interact with their age mates, and this will help their brain to develop positively. We will try our best to encourage those children because education is the key to success.”

Receiving the donations at the school premises in Mkpat Enin, the headmistress, Mrs Korona Akpan, lauded the group and the initiator of the idea, saying that for reaching out to the school, they have rescued the future of the children and generations unborn who will learn through the school. She prayed that God should bless them abundantly.

She however called on the Akwa Ibom State Government, to send more qualified teachers to the school as they have only three teachers to teach two hundred and fifty pupils from ECC1 through Primary six.

She also called on the state Government and relevant authorities, to help remove Electrical polls and cables from the school field, complaining that pupils no longer play on the field for fear of being electrocuted.

According to her, the polls were taken out of the roadside to the middle of the field with a promissory note from the authorities that immidiately after the dualization process on the road, it would be taken back to the roadside, “the work had since been completed but the polls are still on the school field.

“I have seen and recieved this great gift from Mkpat Abasi group, USA, to our Creche section (ECC1), furnishing a whole classroom with plastic chairs and tables , including two teachers table and desk, sir we are greatful, please extend our thank you to your members, our children will have a story to tell their parents at home, and they will no more fall from the heavy desks.

“I always feel sad seeing the children fall from those heavy desks, especially the last incident which a child had a dislocation. That is why I told the group about it, and not up to a week, this group furnished the children’s class and it now looks like what I have been seeing in television, may God almighty visit you all at the point of your needs, in Jesus name, Amen.

“I want to use this medium to call on the Government of Akwa Ibom State to send us teachers, the population of this school is two hundred and fifty pupils, (250) as at last term, with only 3 teachers including myself, the Headmistress.

“We have written time without number to the ministry of Education Akwa Ibom state, but up till now, there’s no response from them.

“We also call on our Government, charitable organizations, lovers of education and able individuals to help us renovate the three dilapidated classroom block because we only have 4 class rooms right now for ECC 1 to primary 6, we have been managing, we are pleading, please come to our rescue”. Mrs Akpan explained.

The community leader, Eteidung (Chief) Friday Jeremiah Akpan expressed gladness at the donation by Mkpat-Abasi group, USA, calling on other well meaning indigenes of the area to emulate the kind gesture and give back to the society that produced them. He prayed God to replenish the source of their income.

“I thank God for his grace and wisdom of how you can develop your community school, thank you for bringing your group to finish a class room for our Early Child Care, we the entire members of this community, we are grateful to you and your group.”


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