A non-governmental organization, Stakeholders alliance for corporate accountability (SACA) has donated SACA branded note books and T-shirts to the Bayelsa Ministry Of Education for distribution to students in both public and private schools in the state.
Making the donations to the state’s Education Commissioner, Dr Gentle Emelah on Thursday in Yenagoa, the Executive Director of SACA, Mr Kingsley Ozegbe noted that the materials were donated to consolidate on the campaigns against Environmental hazards. He said that the NGO will continue to enlighten pupils and students in primary and secondary schools to deepen their awareness of dangers associated with exposure to oil spills on the environment and human health.
SACA Executive Director said: “This is not the first time SACA is giving these branded books and T-shirt to students. Last year, we collaborated with Bayelsa State Ministry of Education, Bayelsa State Ministry of Environment, Bayelsa State Ministry of Health, Catholic Education Board and NAPPS to enlighten students on effects oil spills on environment and humans. In the event, we also shared T-shirts and books to students.
“We will contribute to healthy societal development because of considerable cooperation we have been receiving from Bayelsa State Ministry of Education. During our campaign, ast year, the Hon. Commissioner of Education directed schools that SACA established Child Safeguarding clubs to allow students wear the SACA branded environmental campaign T-shirts to school once a week to broaden public awareness on ills linked to high exposure to crude oil.
“As students wear the T-shirt s to schools, they unconciously educate their peers, members of their households and the general public as they openly display the campaign messages on their T-shirts.” This is just one of our efforts to support the government to promote safer society.”
Receiving the donations, the Commissioner of Education, Dr Gentle Emelah who was represented by his senior aide, Mr Princewill Osobirigo commended SACA for the gesture, reassuring that the notebooks and T-shirts would be distributed to students of the state to fast track the campaign against oil spills.
The Commissioner said: “We commend SACA for this gesture, these donations we believe would reinforce their earlier campaigns against oil spillages in the Niger Delta region. We shall distribute these books and T-shirts to pupils and students of schools in our dear state.”
National Wire gathered that the materials donated by Stakeholders Alliance for Corporate Accountability’s (SACA) were funded by Misean Cara of the Republic of Ireland and St. Patrick Missionary Society.