By Fanen Ihyongo, Kano
The Rotary Club of Kano Dala Sunrise, District 9125, has renovated two classrooms at Fatima Muhammed Government Girls Secondary School in Gyadi Gyadi, Tarauni Local Government Area of the state.
A visit to the school showed that the floor has been rebuilt, the wall and windows fixed and painted. 60 chairs were also supplied.
The club’s President Chris Idoko said: “In the past -about one and half years ago, we were in this school to provide exercise books to the students and looking at the nature of the classrooms, we saw the need to uplift it.
“This year, when we prioritised our projects and assisting schools being one of the focus of rotary clubs, we said let us work on the classrooms. But with lean resources, we said we would start with two classrooms at the moment and continue later as funds flow in. We worked on the floor, wall, and windows, did painting and provided 60 chairs.”
It was gathered the club also has projects in Jaba, Brigade, Sabon Gari and other areas.
“As I speak with you, we are commissioning a borehole in another village tomorrow. What drew our attention there? A young boy was looking for water and he drowned in one of the local wells there. When we heard the unfortunate news, we went there to discuss with the locals and we found out that water scarcity was their problem. From there, we are proceeding to commission a solar power project in Brigade. We don’t impose projects on the people. We hear from them and provide what they really need,” Idoko said.
The school’s face lift excited its principal, Haj Sadiya Muhammed and Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and inspired the state Education Ministry to honour the rotary club with an award.
Ganduje commended the Rotary Club for its gesture. Represented by the Executive Secretary, Kano State Senior Schools Management Board, Dr. Bello Shehu, at the commissioning of the Rotary club’s renovation project, the governor described the gesture as a “community service.”