JCI ABUJA UNITY 2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Aug 16th 2016

JCI ABUJA UNITY 2016 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
JCI Abuja Unity has continued to create positive and sustainable impact within its local community- Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. In its 2016 Plan of Action, the Local Organisation planned intervention community development programmes for Health, Environment and Education in furtherance to the SDGs.
 
HEALTH: #KICK-OUT LASSA FEVER CAMPAIGN
On Saturday 6th February, 2016, JCI Abuja Unity members created awareness on the prevalent scourge of Lassa fever in the country in line with SDG on health. By this project, JCI Abuja Unity set the tone for the kicklassafeverout campaign in 2016.
Galadimawa village, a suburb of Abuja Municipal Area Council was selected based on the fact that it is a high risk community. i.e dominated by the low social class with poor housing and sanitary facilities. The campaign commenced with sharing of the handbills within the community especially in the market area. Thereafter the community members gathered at the venue of the campaign where they were sensitized in Pidgin and Hausa language. Questions were asked to ensure that the residents understood what the awareness was about. Rat traps, sanitary items and storage cans were shared amongst the residents. The campaign ended with distribution of refreshments and photo shots of residents with JCI Abuja Unity members kicking Lassa fever out of Nigeria were taken.
The community development project was covered by ThisDay Newspaper.
Before the community outreach, JCI Abuja Unity President – Sylvester Oshode with support from EVP North West (Kola Osinowo) and EVP North East (Adedayo Franklin) and Senator Olabisi Aniso were at the Nigeria Info radio station to speak about JCI and the kicklasssafeverout campaign. The LO also reached out to the general public using posters, handbills and social media-facebook, twitter, instagram, and a website that provides one stop information about Lassa fever.
ENVIRONMENT: #GO GREEN PROJECT
On Saturday 16th July 2016, JCI Abuja Unity and her partners from the Indonesian Embassy and the super enthusiastic School Authorities/students of Government Secondary School, Gossa, Abuja planted over 100 trees within the school premises and as well emphasized the need to go green to the students.
The project was designed to act sustainably in line with SDG Goal 15. We believe that as we plant trees, we combat climate change, clean the air, conserve energy, prevent water pollution and soil erosion, provide food, provide development and ultimately create positive change.
An online blog insidetrackabuja covered the outreach.
 
EDUCATION: #EDUCATIONAL IMPACT PROJECT
On Friday 22 July, 2016, JCI Abuja Unity handed-over its Educational Impact Project which is geared towards supporting and improving the standard of education in public schools within the FCT thereby working to make the learning environment fit and conducive in line with the SDG Goal 4: Quality Education.
Basic 1 classroom was completely renovated and brought up to the standard one can find in any good private school and learning aids/materials (refurbished desks and tables, branded exercise books, textbooks, writing materials, etc) were donated to the school to enhance teaching and learning experience. The children were dewormed and treated to a light refreshment.
 
We sincerely thank our Partners (SAM Empowerment Foundation, GEMS Initiative, Sesame Square and Progressive Bookshop, Kaduna) for believing in us and contributing towards ensuring that our vision on this project is actualized. NTA Channel 5, Abuja, ThisDay Newspaper and Blue Print Newspaper also gave publicity to this laudable project.
 
The Hakimi of Tudun Fulani, the school authorities, representatives of Universal Basic Education, Friends of JCIAbuja Unity and even the children appreciated our little effort at making education fun and interesting in the community.

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