For consistently contributing to the development of Ungogo Local government in particular and other parts of Kano State in general, the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) has received yet another prestigious award from an organ of the Kano state government.
The award came recently in the form of a Certificate of Appreciation, which was issued to WOFAN by Ungogo Local Government Educational Authority (LGEA) on behalf of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Kano State Government, in recognition of organization’s outstanding contributions to the educational development of schools in the LGA and across the state.
According to the LGEA, WOFAN is not just another contributor; the organization has become the most consistent contributor to positive change in the state through the development of schools in the local government area and beyond.
In the certificate, which was signed by the LGA Education Secretary, Alhaji Nasiru H. Iliyasu and the Mobilization Officer, Shehu Dan-Iya, the LGEA confirmed that, “In a recent survey on Community/NGO/ efficiency towards Schools development carried out by the LGEA during the 2010/2011, WOFAN was found to be the most consistent contributing agent in our Local Government.”
The LGEA further declared that WOFAN’s efforts and contributions to the development of the LGA and the State demonstrate the organization’s “high sense of patriotism, responsibility and obligation to voluntarily serve the nation as acknowledge by LGEA...”
WOFAN'S intervention in schools across Northern Nigeria include educational development services in various areas like building of toilets, construction of boreholes, provision of school furniture and rehabilitation works in primary schools across the region.
The intervention in these schools aim at improving enrolment and school retention through the provision of basic amenities which in turn improve physical and psychological wellbeing of the children as well as the learning environment.