A Corps member, Olufemi Ebenezer, has renovated two classrooms in Bishop Dimieari Grammar School (BDGS), Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The 2021 Batch B, Stream 1 corps member told newsmen that alongside the renovation, he donated educational materials to the student of the school, noting that some students had to stand while receiving lectures before the renovation was made.
“What actually motivated me was that the environment was not conducive for the students in the sense that they don’t have enough chairs. The students usually manage in the classrooms and, considering social distance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are not supposed to be jam-packed on seats.
“They are supposed to be comfortable and enjoy free ventilation. That was why I decided to provide more chairs for the two classrooms. Then the classroom was dirty; even the Bible affirms that cleanliness is holiness, and that was why I also opted for renovation.”
The corps member from Ila Orangun, Osun State, said: “I was able to source for funds from politicians and philanthropists within Yenagoa and outside Bayelsa State. In fact, three of my sponsors are from outside Bayelsa State and they did more than 50 per cent of the sponsorship," he said.
Ebenezer noted that the 67-year-old school where he was posted as his Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) is one of the oldest in Yenagoa.
Ebenezer added that he donated 30 pieces of dual chairs, 500 pieces of 40 leaves exercise book, 500 pieces of Biro and, 500 pieces of facemasks.
“All the educational items were customised with my pictures. I equally organize inter-class quiz competitions for both senior and junior students,” he added.
The graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State, said the Headteacher, Enemugha Indoru Albert expressed her happiness at his gesture and also commended him for his contribution to the school.