Heart of Gold: Young Lady Posted to Village as Teacher Sews New Uniforms for Her Poor Students

Heart of Gold: Young Lady Posted to Village as Teacher Sews New Uniforms for Her Poor Students

- A young Ghanaian national service personnel who was posted to the Bono Region has become known as The Sewing Teacher

- Janet Asibi, popularly known as Ama Val, realised many pupils did not have a uniform or they were torn and she decided to get a sewing machine to solve the problem

- Now, she has sewn for the many different schools in the community and wants to take the project to the national level when she gets support

PAY ATTENTION: Legit.ng is on a mission to support vulnerable children of Calabar – join the initiative on Patreon, let’s change more lives together!

Janet Asibi, also known as The Sewing Teacher and Ama Val, is a national service person who was posted to the Nsoatre SDA primary school situated at Bono Region.

The information available to Legit.ng indicates that when she arrived at the school, Janet realised some of the pupils attended school with either worn-out uniforms or no uniforms at all.

Read also

June 12 protest: Woman storms venue with travelling bag, preaches to security operatives, photos go viral

She saw a need and filled it

She, therefore, decided to be of help by getting a sewing machine that she had learned to use to sew uniforms for the pupils at absolutely no cost.

She said:

"This disheartening development of seeing these young ones whom we refer to as future leaders walk to school in torn clothes compelled me to put my skills in sewing to use."
Ama Val: NSS lady posted to teach sews free uniforms for all needy pupils in community
Ama Val: NSS lady posted to teach sews free uniforms for all needy pupils in the community Credit: Ama Val
Source: UGC

She considered finding solutions to this challenge a collective responsibility thereby engaging in sewing new school uniforms for each and every child in need with her personal funds and with the support from friends and loved ones.

Ama did much with little resources

School uniform per child currently costs her 50 Ghana cedis (N3,541.89) and sometimes less depending on the school.

Ama Val carries out the project successfully through partnering with another seamstress whom she pays. She engages her service in order not to overburden herself as a teacher.

Read also

How I earned N500k with skills learnt from hustling at restaurant while schooling: 25-year-old lady reveals

It is her dream to expand this project she dubbed “One Student; One School Uniform” to other affected students in other schools in Ghana.

Asibi is currently undertaking this project with one manual sewing machine which she transports from school to school.

PAY ATTENTION: Download our mobile app to enjoy the latest news update

A Nigerian lady demonstrated selfless service

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian lady, Iheoma Sunday, used her one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme to make many smile.

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

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

Source: Legit.ng

Joseph Omotayo avatar

Joseph Omotayo (HOD Human-Interest) Joseph Omotayo has been writing for the human interest desk since 2019 and is currently the head of the desk. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, with a degree in Literature in English in 2016. He once worked for Afridiaspora, OlisaTV & CLR. He is a 2022/2023 Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking fellow. He can be reached via: joseph.omotayo@corp.legit.ng.

Khadijah Thabit avatar

Khadijah Thabit (Copyeditor) Khadijah Thabit is an editor with over 3 years of experience editing and managing contents such as articles, blogs, newsletters and social leads. She has a BA in English and Literary Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Khadijah joined Legit.ng in September 2020 as a copyeditor and proofreader for the Human Interest, Current Affairs, Business, Sports and PR desks. As a grammar police, she develops her skills by reading novels and dictionaries. Email: khadeeejathabit@gmail.com

Online view pixel