[one_half][/one_half]In its fulfillment of reaching beyond creating conservation awareness in the communities but also seeking to develop and upgrade conditions of learning including the learning environment, ERuDeF’s Education for Sustainable Development arm, May 4, 2015, handed over a six-chamber toilet to G.S. Mmouckmbie in Alou, Lebialem Divison.
The toilets were constructed by ERuDeF with support from one her major partners Man & Nature. At the ceremony attended by among others, the representative of the Divisional Delegate for Basic Education for Lebialem, the Inspector for Basic Education, Alou Sub-Division, the Mayor for Alou Council, chiefs and community members, parents and pupils, the head teacher of the school, Mrs. Kedju Priscilla Mabu, hailed ERuDeF for the gesture.
The PTA chairperson of the school, Nkemgim Christopher, said he felt proud that his school was the first to benefit from such a gesture.
“We can never stop to be grateful to ERuDeF for this generous and timely support made to the school,” Nkemgim said.
The representative of the Inspector for Basic Education Alou, appreciated ERuDeF’s efforts as not only being a conservation organization but a strong partner to education in Lebialem through donations of didactic materials, books, support to kids.
[one_half][/one_half]While lauding ERuDeF for offering environmental education as well as providing proper hygiene and sanitation for schools, the Inspector’s representative encouraged the pupils and the school authorities to take proper care of the toilets.
The joy was overwhelming and the kids on their part made a wonderful display of traditional dances and singing to appreciate the support offered them by ERuDeF. However, as Oliver Twist, they asked for more while promising to take their education more seriously.
On her part, Akeh Nug as the focal person for the Education for Sustainable Development Program, appreciated the community’s participation and attendance at the occasion.
She took time off to explain to the kids how the toilets should be used and taken care of.
By Akeh Nug