W-I-N foundation in touch with the society
Posted by Frontline Express
·Renovates class room block, promises to do more
By Odunze Williams
When In Need (WIN) foundation, a non-governmental organization based in the United State of America (USA) has commissioned two sets of class room blocks renovated by the organization at Sam Njemanze primary school Amanwo, Owerri municipal council.
Speaking on the occasion, the coordinator of the non-governmental organization in Nigeria who is also the initiator of this project Mr. Casmir Nwoga said that the mission of the organization is to be in touch with the society mostly the common people who may not have the necessary social amenities within their immediate environment. According to him, the organization is making sure to see that it lives up to its name that is why they renovated some of the dilapidated school structure in this primary school. He said that this initiative is not out to achieve any political gain rather it is purely designed according to its name to reach out to the people in need. His words: “this is a private initiative carried out by W-I-N foundation. We have a body that decides on what to do. Right now we are rehabilitating some dilapidated school structure within the state and to today we are here at Sam. Njemanze primary school to commission two sets of class room block rehabilitated for the school and the restoration of water supply to the school”.
He further stated that the reason of choosing only public schools is because it is where they can meet with the less privilege in the society and also to compliment the state government on its free education program. He used the occasion to thank the national leader of W-I-N foundation Mrs. Chetachi Ecton who he said made it possible for these projects to be a success.
Also speaking during the occasion, the state chairman of Universal Basic Education (UBE) who also was the chairman of the occasion Mrs. Gertrude Odika thanked W-I-N foundation on behalf of the state government for initiating projects in the state and enjoined others to emulate the good gesture by W-I-N. She said that what the foundation has done through its initiator, Mr. Casmir will remain indelible in the history of the school. She therefore advice the teachers, pupils and the host community to take adequate care of the wonderful structures.
The host community who could not hide their joy thanked the organization through their chairman Chief John Igwe saying that W-I-N foundation has rescued the school and promised to jealously guard the structure from now henceforth
Expressing their own joy, the staff and pupils of the school through their head teacher, Mrs. Comfort Akujuobi thanked the organization for giving them sense of belonging and said that the school will ever remain grateful to the organization.
The ceremony was witnessed by the state chairman of UBE Mrs. Gertrude Odika, the UBE board of director of supervision and supply lady Stellar Ukegbu, the Education secretary of UBE Owerri Municipal Sir Peterson Onyekach, staff and pupils of the school Executives and members of W-I-N Foundation and Amanwo community.
The pupils of the school also rendered a welcome song to entertain the visitors.