we ain't giving up yet on the future of the kids in sagbokoji primary school in the slum of cms Lagos state Nigeria , obviously there have been a quick dive in the price of steem and cryptocurrency in general which has lead to the devaluation of acquired tokens but we still believe in the fact that no token is too little or large to impact into the lives of these kids. They all risk their lives everyday attending classes under leaked roofs and weak bad pillars which can collapse any time any day.
change starts from you and i, we want to have a better world and impact our generations but this change doesnt start from the government but from you and i..
The poor state of sagbokoji
Sagbokoji is a rustic community, an. Island inside our own mega city of lagos, surrounded by blackish water, sagbokoji is so close to the popular CMS market in lagos and apapa, which is just 15minutes boat ride from there, yet this community is literarily far for any form of civilization as they lack every form good things that come from this modern age including electricity, and proper water supply, it was said that a past government provided them with solar panels years back, which is obviously dead now.
As our team arrived on the shore of the community, there where pigs and dirt all over the places , at the same time there was a whole lot of children roaming around and some hawking during school hours which was quite strange.
we were not alone
Yes this survey was accompanied by team members of @wafrica and @surfyogi the founder of @wafrica.
We made our way to the primary school and majority of the students where out during school hours.
We where welcomed by the head teacher of the school who was already notified of our visit, she made us understand that the students where outside for the following reasons:
They have teachers that were shuffled between each classrooms.
the pupils lack chairs and they have to move the classes with available chairs when its their turn for lectures, which means the classes are either stuffed or the less busy pupils stay in the empty classrooms.
Now we get it, that situation was inevitable, the head teacher is pleading for support for our support, for the following:
If the proper number of chairs are provided the students can sit in their classes to study. Most chairs found at the school were either broken or useless.
the floors of the classes were broken and cracked which is not convenient for the kids to study, it created imbalance for the chairs and tables in the classrooms.
Most of the pillars was weak and might collapse anytime soon which poses great danger to this children and their environment as well, it is a risk which they take everyday to attend classes.
the roofs are leaking, the pupils cannot learn once it rains, we were told the pupils hang around and classes stops whenever it rains and sometimes part of the roof pulls out to expose the children to rainfall or sun.
The school and the community lacks electricity, many of them go as far as the main city to get electricity for use.
Steem helping hands is already in contact with REESAFRICA their project deals on provision electricity for communities and slums.
We are pleading with the Steemit community to support us so we can help this school regain it's stand and help secure the future of this pupils.
Budget for the donations and repairs of sagbokoji primary school cms Lagos state
- 3 dozens of plastic chairs for kindergarten and nursery = 36,850
- construction of 10 wooden benches and tables for primary pupils = 45,000
- Teachers tables and chairs repair = 5,500
- Carpenter's payment = 15,000
materials needed for plastering of the classes floors
3 bags of cement = 8,500
half truck of sand = 10,000
materials needed to fix the school pillars
12 bags of cement = 30,250
half truck of sand = 10,000
half truck of granite = 15,600
rentage of cement mixer = 9,500
workers payments = 40,000
Total cost in Naira = #226,200 (two hundred and twenty-six thousand two hundred naira)
Total estimate in steem = 1200 steem
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