Group Gifts Physically Challenged Teacher A New House

By Damilare Adeleye
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A group, the Concerned Parents and Educators Network (CPEN), led by Yinka Ogunde, has handed over a house to a teacher who is living with disability in Niger State.

Ogunde who revealed that the CPEN was founded four years ago, said the gesture to the teacher who is identified as Audu Jiya was made because of his exploits in his community.

Jiya who is a rural area educator and girl child education advocate in his community, Ekpan-mawo Kataeregi, in the Katcha Local Government Area of Niger State, said the group recognised his contribution to his community and decided to reward him with a house of his own, built from the ground up.

In his words: “After my four years of activities in group and my community, the founder of the group Mrs. Yinka Ogunde, came up with a suggestion to build me a personal house, solicited for funds from group members both home and abroad. The house is now truly completed.

“I am grateful and appreciate the impact Mrs. Ogunde is making in my life, only God can repay her and the donors, from the depth of my heart.

“I am very happy right now because it’s my first property achievement of my life. I will not longer beg for where to sleep.”

Similarly, Mrs. Ogunde, in her Facebook post, urged people to do good even if no one was watching.

The educationist appreciated members of the group who put money together to make Jiya’s dream a reality.

She wrote: “Always believe. Great things still happen, always believe that God still works in the affairs of men. I am truly delighted that we have been able to provide this diligent teacher on a wheelchair a house.”