YDTP students and trainer at the public tap
Access to clean water is a necessity for people to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle. But for the people of Agboju community in Lagos State, access to clean water has been elusive. A single dug water well serviced the residents, traders at the Agboju market and schools within the community. Due to frequent and ill-managed use, the water well had become contaminated, thus posing health risks to the community.
Kuje Senior Secondary School Agboju was one of the schools introduced to the YDTP programme in the 2014/2015 school year. Through engaging classroom discussions, the students learnt life and leadership skills. They were impacted on how leadership is about taking action and proffering innovative solutions to problems within their community.
With this knowledge, these students decided to end the absence of viable clean water in Agboju community. To do this, the students identified a water channel within the community and mapped out a central location for the construction of a public tap. They partnered with the Lagos State Water Corporation to use the identified water channel to supply water to the proposed public tap. On July 6th, 2015 with the support of the Agboju community and Lagos State Water Corporation, a public tap was set up and currently provides over 150 people with clean water daily, free of any charges or costs.
The Agboju water project is just one of several change projects implemented by student beneficiaries of the YDTP programme in 2015. Other projects implemented by the student beneficiaries include; A Zebra crossing project at a central business district in Agidingbi Ikeja to provide safe means of crossing for pedestrians, free eye tests and glasses for market traders at Olaleye market, Somolu Lagos amongst others.
In June 2015, 360 students graduated from the YDTP programme and joined the stream of young, dynamic youth who have been equipped to take on leadership roles in their communities and gain mastery of their lives in a competitive world. The graduating beneficiaries are students from Agidingbi Senior Grammar School Ikeja, Government Technical College Agidingbi, Igbobi Junior High School, Government Technical College Ikorodu and Government Technical College, Epe.
Through the YDTP programme, LEAP is training our young people to be leaders NOW! by equipping them with the skills to take responsibility for the growth and development of their communities as well as themselves.
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Lawal (YDTP trainer) drinking from the tap
Safe environment - Zebra crossing project
Signage for Agidingbi-students with Road officials