Female Corps Mmeber Donates 1 million naira library to School
A female member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Nwania Chibundo Winifred, has donated a one million naira library to a Lagos school as her personal community project .
The library, modern library equipped with books and computer, was donated to Dr. Teslim Elias Model Primary School in Lagos Island, The Guardian reports.
At the commissioning ceremony, Winifred said she embarked on the project based on the conviction that citizens should do something for their country, not only the other way round.
“I began to think of how I would buy books for a school and after our orientation camp, I did a research which revealed that many schools in the area I was posted had no library,” Winifred said.
“This made me to be racking my brain on how to provide books for them; not only to provide books but also to get a place where the books provided can be read comfortably in an environment conducive for reading.
“This was how I came up with the idea of a library equipped with books and computer, which is a necessary facility in a modern library.
She revealed that the project cost nearly one million naira to complete.
“The project was established with about N993,605 that I sourced mainly from my sponsor,” she said.
“I hope the school authority would make the best use of the library for the pupils.”
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Lagos Island Local Government Inspector, Patience Ukpe, the Zonal Inspector, ‘B’ Zone, Lagos NYSC, Stella Nweke and the Education Secretary for Lagos Island Local Government Education Authority, Moshood Olanrewaju Maiyegun among others were present at the commissioning.
Ukpe commended the corps member, noting that the personal community project is one of the Corps cardinal points.