As part of efforts to support young adolescent girls in formal and non-formal education in Yobe, Plan International, a non-governmental organization (NGO) ordered and handed over Friday ICT labs, temporary learning centers and latrines at Arikime Government Junior Secondary School. in Potiskum.
The project is part of efforts to help young girls be trained and equipped with basic ICT skills to enable them to access recorded lessons on their computers.
Speaking on the occasion, Yobe State Plan International Field Director, Avandigh Alagh Titus thanked all the dignitaries present at the occasion and the directors for the successful intervention.
Titus said that for them, in Plan International, this is just the beginning.
“As we look forward to giving greater opportunity to touch the lives of our young girls and young women, we pray that every contribution we have made will receive abundant reward,” he said.
For her part, Humanitarian Program Manager, UN Women, Lilian Ngussur Unaegbu, singled out Plan International for the great work they have done.
Unaegbu thanked the Japanese government and people for their continued support.
He said, “The Japanese government also believes in infrastructure as they have built a huge female empowerment hall in Damaturu which will train at least 1000 women in Gashua, Yobe State.
“This is just the beginning, we want to come back and see women doing business and able to do things for themselves, as well as young girls being able to speak fluent English.”
In his vote of thanks, the state government representative and permanent member of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Jaafar Muhammad Nejo, thanked the organizations for the gesture, calling on the secondary school to maintain and secure them.