Corps member renovates broken classrooms in Kogi; fixes roofs, paints walls during service year

Corps member renovates broken classrooms in Kogi; fixes roofs, paints walls during service year

- Iheoma Sunday saw her NYSC year as an opportunity to make lives better and she did exactly that

- After gathering help, the young lady was able to change the horrid states of learning places into better centres

- Many who saw photos of her project online praised her, saying she indeed touched lives

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A Nigerian lady, Iheoma Sunday, has used her one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme to make many smile.

Taking to her LinkedIn page, Iheoma said that she took it upon herself to raise awareness and source for funds to renovate classrooms in disuse.

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She revealed that with the help of the project, students who could not continue their education because they lacked conducive environments to learn returned to their classes.

The lady said it gave her a great feeling that she was able to contribute her quota in 2020 to make society better.

Corper renovates broken classroom in Kogi, fixes roof, walls during service year
The lady was praised by many for making people's lives easier in her little way. Photo source: LinkedIn/Iheoma Sunday
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The change agent, therefore, added that she looks forwards to more humanitarian services in the year 2021.

One of the snaps the lady shared showed the roof of an old class coming off. Photos of the renovations have the whole classroom clean and painted.

A part of her post read:

"I completed a personal community project during my Youth Service (NYSC), helping to raise awareness for and to renovate dilapidated classroom blocks for a rural community in Lokoja, Kogi state." compiled some of the reactions to her post:

Tunji Oyebanji said:

"You have demonstrated that everyone can make a difference if they set their mind to it. Well done. Keep working to make the world a better place one small step at a time."

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Daniel EZE said:

"Kudos Iheoma, for your efforts. This is Kogi state, where the governor is celebrated as being revolutionary, yada, yada,yada...and is now being positioned for 2023."

Darling Peters said:

"Iheoma Sunday - I am saying 1 million congratulations to you for actually doing what the administrators and people in NYSC should be doing. What you've done is in line with the original purpose and intent of the NYSC program, not the 'I made so many people friends' nonsense."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that another Nigerian lady, Juliet Ike Chiamaka, contributed greatly to the country during her NYSC.

On Monday, October 12, 2020, the lady said that one of her several goals for the programme was to complete a personal Community Development project.

During her service year, she was able to build a structure for the school where she served and also instil a sense of hygiene in the students.

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Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.


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