The creative kids Academy has harped on the need for Nigerians especially the elite to support the government by engaging in community services to provide a better environment for education.
The Director of creative kids Academy kubwa Abuja, Mrs. Tawa Adedeji, made this call during a courtesy visit to LEA Nomadic primary school Dutse Alhaji.
She said: “when we first visited this school, we discovered that most of the children were sitting on the floor they don’t have enough seats, so we felt like as a neighbor, we have to do something to help our community, so the children that are graduating this year decided to donate some desks.
“When i look at the educational system, I discovered that a lot of things are not right, children have the right to have the best of education and we need to support the government. I think its also our responsibility as citizens to help if we are in the position to do so.
“We teach our pupils that its their responsibility to make this country a better place. We decided that from their primary school they should start being responsible for the community. When they grow up with this and become the president or a senator, they would always want to go back to the grass root and help,” she stressed.
Adedeji further informed that the community service is an annual project embarked upon by the school graduating pupils, adding that it is part of the school value system.
“Last year the graduating student donated to the Dutse health centre, bed sheets, high blood pressure machine and chairs for their visitors, and in the previous we donated to the police station, we gave them chairs also vest for traffic warders”, she said.
She also added that February 14th which is Valentine ’s Day, is observed as charity day in the school where every children go out to orphanage homes visit Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Meanwhile, Speaking on the need for more collaboration with government to better the education system, the head mistress of LEA Nomadic primary school, Amaka Meheobi urged Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) , parents and influential persons in the society to engage in community service.
She said, “The government are trying their best, we have so many schools and demands, that’s why we need more community services, NGOs, parents and other people to assist the government. we have to work hand in hand to carry the education forward to see that these children have a conducive environment for learning”.