(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) facilities worth N55million have been donated to 3 public secondary schools in Enugu State by the Nigeria Foundation for the Support of Victims of Terrorism — Victims Support Fund (VSF).
Accoridig to the Chairperson of the VSF Taskforce on Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mrs Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, the gesture was part of their COVID-19 intervention, adding that it would be difficult for people to adhere to the hand wash safety protocol as directed by government when they do not have such facilities, including water. She said that as part of its third phase COVID-19 intervention, VSF designed a community based needs assessment to determine who needed what in the implementation. She said that the organisation was currently donating WASH facilities to 54 schools in 18 states of the federation, adding that they would have covered 31 states by April 2021.
Ogunsiji said that the implementation of the project was evenly spread to touch the six geopolitical zones of the country. According to her, Abia and Anambra are the two other states in the South East that would benefit from the same gesture.
Responding, the Enugu State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze commended the organisation for its kind gesture. Eze said that the state would ensure that the facilities were protected and maintained.