My NYSC / SDG Project tagged ‘Project Renaissance‘ was influenced by my exposures to the SDG. I was deployed to Adamawa state for my mandatory one year National Youth Service Corps where I joined the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) group during my orientation course. After the orientation course, I redeployed to Lagos state where I was posted to Jedavine Kings College Igbo-Olomu under Ikorodu Local Government Ikorodu which also served as my SDGs Platform.
As a result of my training as a Development Knowledge Facilitator (DKF) and with a deep interest for education as outlined in the SDGs Goal 4 which focuses on Quality Education, I decided to focus on upgrading the learning environment as a contribution to the environmental factors which enhances effective teaching and learning.
I was spurred by the poor state of the school environment as at the time I was posted to the school and my desire to show the practicality of the SDGs to the students as they double as my Platform students, made me setup my project in their school.
The project involves a total makeover of three classrooms. There was replacement of the existing white marker boards and painting of the three classrooms. Immediately I got approval for it, I swung into action by raising funds and it was completed.
NYSC projects are easy to conceive but getting funds can be a herculean task. An advice to the Government will be to support corp members with genuine project ideas. Every time I look at the pictures, I feel fulfilled but that would not have happened without NYSC /SDG…
This is my NYSC / SDG story.
Adesina Tosin Nathaniel
NYSC Batch 2017/ 17A