Children’s Day: See What This Gombe Community Did
Every nursery, primary and secondary school student in Tumfure community of Akko LGA in Gombe state used to trek over 2.5km just to seek knowledge.
This continued for several years until the community thought it wise to build a school for the children.
The northern party of the community came together in March 2018 to help themselves and their children.
A block of two class room Islamiya school was borrowed and converted to primary school. About 160 children are enrolled to the school so far.
Bello Yahaya, chairman of community's committee on the community development told Bounce News that they had to consult community members to see how they can bring an end to the hardship suffered by the wards.
He said that they have huge number of out of school children whose parents cannot withstand the risk and dangers attached to trekking on federal high way to school.
"We now look up to officials of our LGA and our state government to make the establishment of this school official," he said.
The community school which was named Tumfure North Dou'Bela Primary School now has six volunteer teachers
The head teacher of the school Abubakar Adamu, told Bounce News that they chose to take the voluntarily work because they see it as service to humanity and also an avenue to impart knowledge.
"I am a graduate while other teachers in this school are NCE holders so we have the experience to do the job.
Safiyanu Abubakar, a parent with five children in the school expressed her gratitude to the community leaders for giving her children an opportunity to get educated.
"The benefit of this school cannot be overemphasized. I'm happy that my children are given the chance to get good education," she said.
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