As part of our communities to ensuring education for all, Kinnect supported an initiative by Kinnecter, Odinaka Chukwu, and Chinenye Ezeakor during their National Youth Service year in 2016 to build a library in the Waru community in Abuja, Nigeria. Waru community is located in the Apo area of the Federal Capital Territory with over 4000 residents and currently has one primary school in the community.
However, the primary school lacks a library or any access to exercise books and writing materials and because many of the children are from impoverished families, they cannot afford access to them. As a result, these children lack access to basic qualities and amenities for proper learning. The goal of this project was to improve the education standard and reduce barriers to access to education for children in the Waru community.
Another goal of the project was to bring social awareness to the plight of school institutions and children in impoverished communities. Odinaka and Chineye conducted the project in September 2016 with the support from Kinnect. It catered to 826 students and renovated an empty classroom and turned it into the library. This project provided a space for the students to read and also provided all the students with textbooks, exercise books, school supplies, and writing materials.