Sunday, 26 October 2008

The school were students sit on the floor.....

WELCOME TO KOSOFE JUNIOR COLLEGE.


Here are the photo's i promised to put up, pictures of students in class sitting on the floor, the school surrounding, the road that leads to the school which is surround by a refuse dump and a swamp, the long wooden bridge which seems to be the only way to get to the school...the students, the staffroom, my teaching practice partner, me, me and my cane....

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I would be starting a group on facebook called "Help the students of Kosofe Junior College get desks and chairs" if u are interested u can join and ill let you know how much it would cost to get desks and chairs for them.Whatever u feel u are able to contribute would be appreciated.I have spoken to one carpenter,might have to speak to more than one, i just dont want to hand the money to the school cause in the end it might not be used it for what its for so it's better to get them the desks...ill let u know as soon as i create the group....

42 comments:

Chukbyke.Okey,C. said...

Nigeria we hail thee!!!!
Nice looking students in infrastructure/environment
Nice these pictures are coming from someone living in Nigeria otherwise some may find it as showing a dirty side of the country by foreigners etc
Have a nice Sunday.
I suspect you didn't go to the church today or did you do yours in the mosque on Friday?

miz-cynic said...

Anonymous bii ti bawo.it was me jare.nice gesture rily.in words of dat great activist.be d change u expect in d world.

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

How do those children manage to learn anything in that enviroment?
Sitting on a cold dusty floor tightly packed like sardines, the buildings look like they are about to collapse any moment....If i was a student at that school i would sit as close to the door as i could. Good luck with the project they definitely need all the help they can get.

Sola Folowosele said...

My heart bleeds!!! this is the pathetic state of our public schools..Now, how would these hapless kids compete with their silverspoon counterparts who attend the Atlantic Halls, Lekki British Ints and the rest? it is a shame that our schools are in these horrible state, yet the Lagos govt is busy spending millions to plant useless flowers on highways..
well, babe, thanks you for this selfless effort.God bless you real good.start the facebook group, i will be part of it..cheers

Cappuccine Baby said...

My God, see the state, well, all is well. Lovely pictures o, I could not help but laugh my ass off at that pic of you with the cane, that is a cane right? Hehehehe

Sola Folowosele said...

@me and my cane--na wa o!this one na rod o, e pass cane

Buttercup said...

Those pics just made me sad...gosh, poor kids...and some foolish woman was busy raisin funds for Obama! Im so angry right now!

I'd be more than willin to help with the donations...i really commend u for what u want to do sweetie...

exschoolnerd said...

lol @ rod...na so i c am..neways its just for show...

@c.baby..yes na cane o!

@buttercup...lol abi o!!! ...i was just moved by their situation, nice to knw ud be willing to help out.

LusciousRon said...

My God!
The State Govt needs to see these pics. It is deplorable. How will they learn anything if they have to go to school in that kind pf environment? I am sad. Let me know more on the project.

You rock by the way sexy teacher!

OKEY.CC said...

tried to link this message to other blogs but couldn't because you dis- activated that function.

Naughty Eyes said...

Wetin I wan know be: Na who snap you for that picture? Yeah, I know everybody's gonna moan and blame Govt. this and Govt. that... OK, you've started by forming the group. Let's see how we can convert those 60+ comments and FB friendships into cash for these students. BDW, what efforts are the other teachers chipping in to salvage the situation?

bumight said...

Its really disheartening seeing the pics for real. really, i dont know how in the world they learn anything.


...and pls dont tell me u were weilding a camera on that plank? and u werent afraid?

mizchif said...

Mehn, babes, i don't envy u @ all, if u have to pass thru all that yama-yama errday!

Good thing u're doing trying to raise awareness for the kids, hope it works out great.

BTW check u out in ur purple top, complete with belt!!! Selzy teacher..ahn ahn....do they know!!!

Woomie O! said...

Na to teach you go dress like this??? O ga ju!
Saw the iv, will join the group asap.
Sweets, I want to come visit wiv you soon...make those kids write letters, all of them!
It's a great thing, what you're doing.
I'll be glad to help with more than just money, call me.

scomiss said...

we have to do something by christmas....find out the costs na...do u have a carpenter to do the desks and chairs, cos i think i have someone....i will call u to talk details...cheers

Invisible said...

WHAT IN THE WORLD OF GOD???
I'm seriously stunned at the government that doesn't think something needs to be done.

WOW!!! And you have people balling in that same city. It's not about a woman raising funds for Obama. It's none of her business, it's not her country. Do you have any idea how rich Naija is? Do you know how much they made of oil when it was selling for $130 a barrel? Free the yankee people doing their thing, if naija can't help it's own people, how do they expect other people to help them.
Lemme stop before I start fuming about the greedy government.

By the way, that was a fat cane, kai. You want to kill someone???

pink-satin said...

what they sit on d floor!!!father lord!!

aloted said...

these pictures are so so sad...the only one that made me smile was the one with u and the cane...hehehehe..u look SCARY ;)

i'll search for the group on fb...pls we have to do something for these kids..kai...

too too disheartening :(

thanks to you for organising this and to Femi B for the suggestion

Buttercup said...

@ Invisible..it was a NIGERIAN woman that organized the fund-raisin for Obama..what business did she have doin that?? Yes, its their personal money n its really none of my business what they do with it BUT i believe those funds cud have been put to better use..i mean, just look at these photos!

olu said...
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olu said...

You really look...teacher-ish in that pic where you held that pankere (pun very much intended)...

...and why are those - isn't that a boxers shorts? - scattered on the floor? Naija students are...

Uber Fabulous Nigerian Girl said...

omg!!! this is such a sad situation. and to think we forsake these little things whilst others do not even have the luxury of sitting on chairs during lessons.
once, you have formed the group put the link up. id make a generous donation.

Goldfish said...

in the midst of all that putrescence, they score high on two points:
1. big school building
2. open field for uninhibitted play.

Lighdeh, no worry. Just keep getting pics. Next thing to do now, get interviews with some of the staff, the principal, vice, some teachers, and a few students. Let them talk! We need to hear their candid thoughts on the state of their school.
Armed with this, we can now go out there, take their grudges, wishes and dreams to the right doors and corridors.
When i get back, we'll do a lot more together.
Start that group jo, make i begin invite my friends!

Naija Idol said...

saw ur group on facebook already. good job.

InCogNaija said...

that is just a daggone shame. Its sad to see the situations these kids are being subjected to.
imagine the disease level of that whole area!

Terencesambowrites said...

Is this possible even in Lagos... not a very good site :o( word should be sent out to Fashola and you're doing a good job letting ppl know about this.

Anonymous said...

Fashola can't do everything.... But this is dire...God has a purpose, maybe you were supposed to help....at least you look rather HOT in the process!!xx

Dammy said...

It is so amazing that in the midst of all these dirt and ugliness, the kids are still ready to learn and people like you are more than willing to teach!

I am moved!

"Hitch up a ladder to the dodging sky and lets put a sun in every night"
- Prof. Niyi Osundare "Ours to plough not to plunder"


Good job.

LG said...

na wao

badderchic said...

will do.

I hope you sha have chair to sit on o! lol

N.I.M.M.O said...

Can you please confirm what it would cost for 100 desks and chairs? I estimate there are about 60 student per class, but we can do two classes.

Since you are getting on average 30 - 40 comments per posts, all bloggers should be encouraged to donate to this cause. Or do we make it that every body must drop something before we drop a comment, abi?

@Dammy: "Hitch up a ladder to the dodging sky and lets put a sun in every night" - Prof. Niyi Osundare "Ours to plough not to plunder"

Zena said...

God will bless you, I'll be looking out for the group now,


This is how change actually starts, my heart bleeds, in this day and change, is it possible?

Please tell us when you get the group going so we can spread the word.

Zena said...

P.S- Is it ok to post the pictures on FB now with the name of the group you're about to create?

~Sirius~ said...

It's sad that things are still this bad, I could go on ranting and raving, but I think you've taken the right step by creating the group and helping in your own way...........God help Nigeria.
By the way. .....u had to slip in a Sexy teacher photo.

ShawnDaVinci said...

Disgusting pictures of real ghetto life. I love them! Cos they are the real shit. Thats Naija for real for you. Not the Naija they portray on Nigezie, and Soundcity and MTV ( Ki ni big deal?!)
Those pics represent hardcore Naija, the Nigeria we are trying to change. If I could cry, I would. Weep my eyes out for those poor kids who hardly know that were things diffrent, they could be sittin in airconditioned classrooms, learning stuff and lovin' it.
But shame on those leaders who have eyes but can't see. Young children, just wait for me and those of my generation who are gonna change things one way or another.

NigerianDramaQueen said...

I really commend you for this. I can only imagine how long it took to put up all the pictures. When you start the group on facebook, leave me a comment or something so I can search for it and see how I can help. Take care!

tankojjetty said...

My dear...i'd like to be notified when the group is up and running
to know ow i can help

aloted said...

@for those asking- the group is up just search for "Kosofe", thats what I did.

Sorry o Laide, I dey answer for u..lol

Ms.O said...

I weep for my country..

thenine09 said...

hmm. shocking & sad.

Latifa said...

i ddnt knw u started d group...dats so sweet of u!!! mehn the state of the place! more grease to ur elbow 4 bringing it to our attention!

phurstlaydiee said...

oh wow!!!!!!!!!!!! rily horrible sturvz... buh thnx for doin somethng mehn....