Capacity building and empowerment of 110 youths. A selection process was conducted within the Njikoka/Anaocha/Dunukaofia/ constituency and 110 youths who met the specific criteria were identified as beneficiaries of the intervention. The selected beneficiaries thereafter underwent a vocational training process under the tutelage of highly skilled experts. The focus areas for the training exercise included: cosmetology and production of industrial cleaning agents. Following the training exercise, the beneficiaries were presented with certificates and empowered with the sum of ₦50,000 each to enable them kick-start their businesses.
Extensive renovations which involved re-roofing, tiling and painting were carried out on the administrative offices, medical store rooms, external lavatories and the nurses’ quarters. Prior to this intervention, the Primary Health Center was in deplorable conditions; there were leaking roofs, faded and peeling wall paints, old and tattered linoleum floor covering all of which made for an environment unfit for staff and unideal for patients. Following the renovations, the PHC has been given a face-lift but more importantly the working conditions of the health workers have been improved and patients seeking medical attention have been provided with an environment that will aid the healing process.
For years the Umuatuora, Umuatulu, Enuagu, Akilyi and Umuogu villages in Enugu-Ukwu were vulnerable to an ever encroaching deep erosion which ate into the road linking all five villages. The erosion threatened to cut them off entirely, and posed a danger to lives and livelihoods. To intervene, a reputable road construction firm was engaged. They employed the use of modern technologies to collect and redirect the flow of water during rainfall, and reconstructed the eroded road with reinforced material capable of withstanding torrential rainfall and flood.
A motorized borehole, with an overhead tank and generator, was installed in the secondary school to provide the student population of about 600 with an alternative, reliable source of steady water supply. A new gate was also installed and the fence around the perimeter of the premises was reinforced to improve the aesthetics of the school and safeguard the students from external threats.
The structure, which is still under
construction, contains a 1000 persons capacity hall, a clinic, administrative offices, a reception area and a security post. Upon completion, it will provide a platform for employment, serve as a source of communal income and create an environment for community interactions
In continuation of efforts to promote good hygiene and sanitation, avert the spread of preventable diseases and improve the well being of constituents, motorized bore-holes with over-head tanks and generators (to ensure twenty-four hours water supply) were installed in target villages in Abagana,Njikoka LGA; Adazinnukwu; Akwaeze; Ukwulu; Nawgu; Adazi-Eni. These boreholes serve as sources of constant water supply to about 3000-4000 people in the communities where they are situated.