SECURING LIVES: LEAP Africa Commissions Sick Bay At Retail Market In Lagos, Supported By The Chinese Government

As part of efforts to address challenging health issues in Nigeria, student beneficiaries of LEAP Africa’s 2015 Youth Development Training Programme (YDTP), sponsored by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Agidingbi Senior Grammar School, hosted a number of dignitaries to the commissioning of a sick bay within Ogba Sunday Retail Market, Ogba on February 3rd, 2016.

During the commissioning of the sickbay Ogba Sunday Retail Market, Ogba, the Principal, Mr. O. T. Bakare said the project was coming at a time when Nigeria is troubled with various health challenges arising from poor sanitation, carelessness and ignorance about the negative implication of human relationship with rodents.

He also said it was time to create room for the emergence of innovative Nigerian youth who will think and work positively towards inventions that will help in the transformation and development of the community.

The Youth Development Training Programme (YDTP) focuses on developing the leadership potential in young people by building the capacities of teachers and youth influencers to teach leadership, life skills and ethics. The programme challenges them to implement positive change in their communities.

60 students immersed in the programme and YDTP teachers/trainers together with support from the local government, implemented the sick bay project in line with the requirements of the YDTP which encourages community based projects that are transformational in nature and purpose driven.  The students identified the need to build a nearby community clinic where first aid services are given to ailing patients to minimize the time often spent finding a suitable medical center.

Some pictures from the event:

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Your health is your greatest wealth. Take it seriously… 🙂 

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