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ActionAid Nigeria, YOPCODI Promotes Children's Day For Yobe Communities — Africa Daily News

By Khalid Idris Doya

The Head teachers of Bayamari and Tarbutu communities in Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe state have expressed their heartfelt appreciation to Yobe Peace & Community Development Initiative (YOPCODI) and ActionAid for their unrelenting efforts and support to the Communities especially in the education sector.

The community heads and the Local Education Secretary have in the same vein also extended their gratitude to the NGOs, as they also acknowledged the significant impact of YOPCODI's initiatives in their respective communities 

"We are immensely grateful to YOPCODI and ActionAid Nigeria for their unwavering support," said one of the head teachers. "Their contributions have made a tangible difference in our schools and our students' lives."

The community leaders spoke on the occasion of the 2024 Children's Day celebration held Monday, saying the event was a testament to the vibrant community spirit and the positive changes brought about by the Local Rights Programme.

The communities, according to a press statement signed by the YOPCODI Communication Officer, Abdulrazak Yakubu, highlighted the importance of continued support and collaboration to further empower these communities and ensure sustainable growth and development.

The Program Manager, Ali Gambo Tarbutu said, "The Local Rights Programme has been pivotal in empowering people in the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities. 

"Through a series of training sessions, YOPCODI has equipped community members with essential skills and capacities, enabling them to effectively engage with political and institutional power structures in their communities and the state", the statement added.

It explained that as a result, these communities have successfully advocated for their needs to the government, leading to significant achievements such as the renovation of a complete block of classrooms in the Tarbutu community and the posting of teachers to both Bayamari and Tarbutu communities.

These developmental achievements, according to the press statement, were in addition to YOPCODI's provision of desks and psychosocial support materials to the pupils of both communities.

Held at Bayamari Primary School, the Children's Day celebration was organized by YOPCODI under the 'Local Rights Programme' and funded by ActionAid Nigeria for the children of both Bayamari and Tarbutu communities.

"This joyous occasion brought together all stakeholders and featured colorful activities that engaged the children in fun and joyful experiences' ', the press statement concluded.

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