BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF AFRICAN VILLAGE LIBRARIES
EVENT DATE: Sep 06, 2013
APPEAL FOR FUND TO EMBARK ON A PERSONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICE (CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOL LIBRARY) AT GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL, GADABUKE, TOTO LOCAL GOVERNMENT,NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA.
I, Nwosu Okwudiri Samuel, a graduate of Quantity Surveying from Yaba College of Technology,Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria. With Matriculation number F/HD/10/3520018. I am currently serving my country Nigeria. I am on the one year mandatory national service called The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for batch A 2013 with call-up number NYSC/YCT/2013/039184.
I am posted to Nasarawa State, North Central Nigeria, with State Code Number NS/13A/0167.
I wish to embark on a personal community development service project which is the establishment of a library complex in the school, and I, hereby, humbly seek for your kind support for finance and/or material aid for the said project.
My Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) is at Government Secondary School, Gadabuke, Gadabuke Development Area, Toto Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. It is a senior secondary school in one of the most remote villages in Nigeria. The junior arm of the School is located at about 5kilometers away from the Senior School.
A library is simply put as a place for research and further study. The proposed project is borne out of my desire to see that the students in Government Secondary School (GSS) Gadabuke, inculcate the habit of reading and studying, which will eventually be reflected in their performance in both internal and external examinations.
I want to defeat the adage that says, ‘if you want to hide something from a black man (a Nigerian in particular), put it in a book’. I also noticed that the school, (GSS Gadabuke) with total student population of 327 senior pupils, as at the time of writing this project appeal fund proposal does not have any library whatsoever, despite being the first secondary school in the whole of Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The very few textbooks and other teaching/instructional materials are stored in the principal’s office, an office which is termed ‘out of bounds’ to all students.
The proposed library complex will be cited in an empty, uncompleted building just behind the science laboratories and the office of the Dean of Studies.
Having assessed and analyzed the previous results of both the past and current students of the school, which was/is very poor, I therefore, see the urgent need for a library complex. The current students complain a lot about the absence of an enabling environment where they could go to make further research on what they are taught in class on a daily basis.
Below are some of the benefits we will all derive from the establishment of a library in the school.
Improvement in the reading culture of the students.
Improvement in the performance of the students in both internal and external examinations.
Availability of more instructional materials for both students and teachers.
Producing excellent leaders of tomorrow.
Development of the mindset of the students and Gadabuke area in general, among others.