12th March, 2012
For her exploits in community development, Miss Adeola Adeyemi, 25, who just completed her National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, can be described as an uncommon corps member.
Adeyemi, who served under the Lagos State Ministry of Rural Development renovated a block of four classrooms and donated 24 pieces of self made plastic water dispensers to Egan Senior Grammar School, Igando in Alimosho area of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, while still a corps member.
The young woman said she was driven by passion to impact on grassroots community, the reason she expended N300, 000 to carry out the renovation of the classrooms and gave out the water dispensers.
Adeyemi, who studied Earth Science, with specialty in Geophysics from Ladoke Akintola University, said she decided to renovate the classrooms because they were dilapidated, as a result the students were learning under harsh condition.
She was given a certificate for her outstanding performance by the NYSC and giving a pat in the back by the state government.
“This is a gesture that is highly commendable. Her dedication and commitment to serve humanity is worthy of emulation, and I hope that other corp members will emulate her,” said the Commissioner for Rural Development, Cornelius Ojelabi.
“Her decision to donate the self made plastic water dispensers where students can wash their hands came at a time the United Nations is sensitizing the world on hand washing, to reduce the risk of contracting diseases, especially among children between the ages of 8-17yrs,” added Ojelabi, who was represented at the handing over of the projects by Engr. Sanni Anibire.
Ojelabi stated that hand washing prevents cancerous grow in the mouth as well as promotes a good sanitary habit in the students and the community at large.
“Not just washing hand with only water but with soap and should be done after going to toilet, playing , before and after cooking and most importantly, before and after eating,” he said.