For 13-year old Faith of Dakwa community, the highlight of 2016 is a playground in LEA primary school Tungan Dalatu in the FCT where she attends. The primary 5 pupil and member of the arts club believes the provision of the recreational equipment will go a long way in promoting child enrolment in her school.
‘‘Going to school has never been fun. The bare ground in the school environment also makes break-time seem like a period to get dirty; I was one of those who remained in class during this period to avoid getting dirty while playing. Having the swings, merry-go-round and the slides is the one of the best things that has happened to my school and the community. Having recreational equipment is attracting children enrolment in school.’’
As one of the students who participated in the arts training organised in February 2017, by ActionAid Faith I have learnt a lot more. She says ‘‘For as long as I remember after I joined the arts club, we haven’t really done much besides practising how to draw better. The training by ActionAid was the first we participated in. We were trained on the use of colours and how to improvise with things around us to make good designs. It was educative yet fun to do.’’
She excitedly concludes ‘‘I will soon be concluding my primary education and truly appreciate ActionAid for making the past year in school very interesting. Thank you!.’’
For Faith and so many other children around communities where ActionAid works, access to basic things such as text books, sandals and uniforms not to mention gender sensitive toilets is a luxury many can only wish to have. If you would like to sponsor a community today through ActionAid, in-order to empower more children to gain quality education kindly donate here!
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