By: Joy Odor/Kaduna
A Kaduna community located in Igabi-local Government Area of Kaduna State, Dadin Kowa Nasara-Labar has constructed community school with local sand by its rural dwellers to tackled illiteracy and promotes education among its village children.
This is because many youths in Dadin Kowa Nasara-LabarIn community has abundant schooling due to distance and lack of Good road, but gradually, the youth leaders of the community deem it fit to construct a small school for their younger once which why beginning of the primary school.
Dadin Kowa Nasara-Labar community which is just ten kilometers far away from Jaji, Kaduna State North-West, Nigeria, Youth Leader, Mallam Sahabi Isah told journalist who visited the village on Monday that, “it was the youth and elders of this village that team-up and build this school, and the aim is to save our children from staying with illiteracy and also to see that youth in the village are also educated like their counterpart that are living in the city.
“The school has no Toilet, library, no fence and there is no enough space for playground for the little children, there are so many challenges confronting the school, but by God grace, we shall overcome it” she said.
Mallam Isah stressed clearly that, they youths and elders can no longer sit-down at home watching their children growing-up illiterate like them without educations, adding that this is why they decided to team-up with other youth in the village to construct the school building.
According to him, the 3 rooms classes was constructed with mud sand, with the effort of the community, and thank God they have some teachers that are coming to educate the children from Government.
The Youth Leader opined that their greatest challenges now are lack of studies materials for the students, and lack of chairs and tables with blackboard, saying “there are over 300 Students that are coming for studies in the school and which are children from the neighboring villages like Masashiya, Nasarawa and other villages that surround the communities” he added.
One of the settlers in the community, Mallam Dahiru Sani who has been living there for over 30 years expressed his satisfaction over the various contribution made by the community toward the construction of their own school.
Mallam Dahiru said since the construction of the school 2 years back, there has been series of problems confronting the development of the school.
“It takes them time to construct the school and decorate it by themselves to attract attention of other village teenager from coming to school, to fight against illiteracy disturbing thousands of little children that are residing in the village.
“The population of school students in the little school is their greatest challenges and they don’t have the means of constructing more classes that would accommodate more students that are coming to school this year” Mallam Dahiru said.
Responding, the District Head of the village, Mallam Mahammadu Sani appealed to wealthy individuals and Government to help them and construct more classes to enabled more student get admission into the school.
The District Head then called on the community to also team-up in building fence to protect the school against all forms of security challenges and encroachment by some citizens.
Dadin Kowa Nasara-Labar community has been in existence for hundreds of years as inhabitants were predominantly Hausa and minority Fulani as well as local farmers while some were into little business.