A female Corper, Juliet Ike Chiamaka, has narrated her experience serving in Kebbi State and also shared pictures of her accomplishments at her place of primary assignment (PPA).
Ms Ike wrote on Facebook:
PERSONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICE PROJECTS DONE
One of my goals for service year was to embark on a Personal Community Development Service Project.
When I was deployed to serve in Kebbi, I was not happy and for days I was almost depressed because I have not been to the North before and I couldn’t imagine being without my family to such distance for long.
While leaving for the Orientation Camp, I had plans on working my redeployment, but…. like they say; man proposes but God disposes… The story changed.
At the orientation camp, I began to see sense in what I felt was not important and eventually, I was sent to my Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) which happened to be a school.
✓ At my arrival, the first thing I sighted was students who were walking on “bathroom slippers” and some walked barefooted. .
Immediately, it struct a thing in me and I made up my mind to give footwares to as many as I can.
As the day goes, I began to realize that there were more problems and challenges faced by the students in my school and the ones nearby. Some ranges from;
✓ The demolition of the school kitchen by heavy rainfall, which was badly constructed with zinc and wood
✓ Another was the negligence of parents in paying more attention to the Girl child on personal development, health and hygiene
At extreme cases, I realized that some of these students shy away from the simple hygienes and the care of the body, especially the mensural process. Some who couldn’t afford sanitary pads at extreme cases use napkins which in most cases are not healthy for them; I have been there before…
These and many more…
Out of my zealousness in solving some of these problems, I decided to embark on these three projects and despite the fact that it was not so easy raising funds for it (especially due to the pandemic), I was able to pull through.
I am so happy that these three projects were executed and commissioned.
The Commissioning was covered by Kebbi State Television Station (KBTV) and Vision FM for FREE
I was also opportune to have the Commanding Officer 1 Battalion Army Birnin Kebbi and Dr Nasiru Kigo (Executive Secretary State Pension Board) grace the event.
I am so grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to be a blessing to my Host Community and Kebbi State as a whole.
More importantly, the Kitchen was rebuilt with blocks and as well painted.
I am also thankful to everyone who supported me during the course of this project, most especially the support I got from my host communities, to my friends, families and loved ones.
I give God all the Glory
You can do me the singular Favour of sharing this as well.