"The NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) scheme was created in a bid to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian Civil war. The unfortunate antecedents in our national history gave impetus to the establishment of the National Youth Service Corps by decree No.24 of 22nd May 1973 which stated that the NYSC is being established with a view to the proper encouragement and development of common ties among the youths of Nigeria and the promotion of national unity. The purpose of the scheme is primarily to inculcate in Nigerian Youths the spirit of selfless service to the community, and to emphasize the spirit of oneness and brotherhood of all Nigerians, irrespective of cultural or social background. The history of our country since independence has clearly indicated the need for unity amongst all our people, and demonstrated the fact that no cultural or geographical entity can exist in isolation. "
Today, we feature Chinyere Nwabugwu, a graduate of Stanford University. She was posted to Lagos State, Nigeria.
As part of her community development activities she renovated every classroom in Ireti Primary School, Lagos and taught the students bead making which she learnt during her NYSC program.
Ireti Primary School Before Renovation
Ireti Primary School After Renovation
Students Learning Bead Making
This is such a noble thing to do. By carrying out this project, Chinyere has impacted a generation of young minds. I am sure the students will remember her every time they enter their new classrooms :).
God bless you Chinyere.
To learn more about NYSC: http://www.nysc.gov.ng/