A female graduate of Osun State University who emerged as 2018/2019 best graduating student in English Department has shared how she sewed 100 pieces (50 pairs) of uniforms for students during her service year.
In a video received by Olofofo Uniosun, the graduate identified as Odey Margaret who served in an NGO, Development Initiatives based in Rivers State, took it upon herself to serve Humanity thereby contributing her quota.
She believes service to Humanity is never insignificant or little and for every service rendered to Humanity, Fulfillment, Satisfaction and Happiness is given again to the Needy, Hopeless, Helpless and Homeless.
According to her; “It is said that Education for All is the Responsibility of All as contained in Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals, how then can I impact the lives of the indigent students I see on the streets of Port Harcourt with torn uniforms?
I made my findings, I was determined to make a difference in my own little way.”
Odey added that such determination made her acquire a sewing skill and was bent on embarking on a Personal Community Development Service (CDS) of providing at least 50 pairs of Uniform to the Pupils of State Model School II Orogbum, 4 Agudama Avenue, D/line Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
She told Olofofo Uniosun some of the challenges she faced during the project. She said the Covid-19 outbreak restricted her from accessing fabrics among other challenges. Despite the challenges, she was able to complete the project.
“Finally, the project was commissioned by the Scheme (NYSC) on Tuesday, 16th June, 2020. I provided 50 pairs (100 pieces) of uniform and extra 12 shirts to State Model School II Orogbum. I survived! We made it! The passion became a reality.” – She said.
Odey Margaret who expressed her gratitude noted that one Mr Francis extremely supported her project. She also thanked her pupils, NGO staff, NYSC staff and colleagues for their support.