Support Education in Omoku Community, Nigeria.

Support Education in Omoku Community, Nigeria.

From Precious Ijeoma Peter

I am fundraising to support education in my community called Omoku, which is located in the southern part of Nigeria. I intend using these funds to donate books and pens in public schools to help children.

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My vision has always been to see a world with quality and accessible education and health services. I am from the south-south geopolitical zone in Nigeria called Omoku, which is a small town located in Rivers State. My community faces a lot of developmental issues, and the prime factors are poor health services and education. I went to an economical primary school in Omoku with poor quality education and infrastructures. At a young age, I realized that little attention was given to the educational system in my community, which is a driver for my vision. Irrespective of my experience, I have always known that the soul of every nation is good health and education.

Additionally, before choosing the mission of my non-profit organization, I carried-out research and I found that my community wasn't the only region in Nigeria with this development issue. 

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu once stated: " Education in Nigeria is in a state of dysfunction". According to him, none of the E9 or D8 countries other than Nigeria allocates less than 20% of its annual budget to education. He also stated that even among sub-Saharan Africa countries, Nigeria was trailing far behind smaller and less endowed nations in terms of its investment in education.

Knowing that minimal attention is given to the health and education sector in my community and Nigeria at large, I have decided to be an education and health advocate. My roadmap to addressing these issues involves leveraging youths in Prekeazu foundation as one voice, to advocate for quality education and health services in Nigeria.

Prekeazu Foundation was created in January 2020, and I have been able to mobilize seven youths who join me in advocacy, outreach and sensitization programs. We have donated learning materials such as books and pens. We also organised WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) programs, and taught students on health promotion in over 7 schools in Omoku. 

I believe that starting with the small initiatives is a stepping stone to influencing the decisions of the government.

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