FAWOYDI, Danjuma foundation build community school in Bauchi

A Non Governmental Organization in Bauchi state known as ‘Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative’ (FAWOYDI) with support from T.Y Danjuma foundation has built a community primary school in Takwatshinge village of Dass local government area of the state.


Blueprint gathered that the community before the intervention by the two organizations lacked a single school and pupils had to trek to Dass town to attend school.


Speaking Monday during the official commissioning and handing over of the school to the community, the Executive Director of FAWOYDI Hajiya Maryam Garba explained that the gesture is in line with her organization’s objective to increase access to quality basic education in the state.


She asked government to complement the effort by building toilet and providing water facilities in the school.


“Thematic areas of Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative (FAWOYDI) are; Reproductive Health, Quality Basic Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Good Governance and Gender and Women’s Right,” she noted.


Also speaking, the representative of the T.Y Danjuma foundation Mr Tessay Akunla said the foundation was established in 2009 and is currently working in about 32 states of the federation.


He stated that the foundation in 2010 constructed community schools in Fulataran and Kaisuwa villages of Darazo and Gamawa local governments of the state.


He tasked the community to maintain the school and make good use of it thanking the government for deploying teachers to it.


In her remarks, wife of the state governor Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed represented by the wife of the deputy governor Hajiya Aisha Baba Tela who commissioned the project said the state governor is mostly concerned with education development as part of his activities earmarked in the state.


She added that the project will promote the development of the children of the community asking community members to take ownership and good care of the project for the benefits of their wards.


Responding on behalf of the community, the Emir of Dass Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu Othman, lauded T.Y Danjuma foundation and FAWOYDI for the gesture promising that the emirate will supervise the construction of well in the school as source of water pending when government provides water taps.