Mercy Corps/EU Funded BRICC Commissions Water, Educational Projects in Potiskum, Yobe state

In furtherance of Building Resilience in Complex Crisis (BRICC), the consortium and the EU Funded Mercy Corps on Friday commissioned a rehabilitated borehole, one block of two classrooms at Damboa Primary School, Dogo Tebo ward of Potiskum local government area of Yobe State.

During the commissioning ceremony, the Field Manager (Yobe) Mercy Corps EU Funded project, Hugh Briggs explained that the project is being executed in collaboration with the Yobe State Government.

 Private sector and civil society partners are building the resilience of 26,875 households, increasing their ability to cope with the shocks and stresses of conflict, climate change and complex crisis, and their ability to transform the underlying causal dynamics to reduce the risk of future conflict.

“This 33 months BRICC programme is building the absorptive and adaptive resilience capacities of men, women, male youth, and female youth whilst engaging with communities and local leadership to create the conditions to facilitate systemic change. 

Also, the BRICC program is restoring/creating community economic assets & water points while seeing to it that vulnerable and conflict-affected households meet their basic needs, increase savings, and have improved access to basic health.

WASH and vulnerable and conflict-affected households have restored and improved livelihoods that are more resilient to conflict and climate shocks and stresses 1.3 Through the FU funded BRICC program, Mercy Corps supported the Construction of 250 School Desk.”

He commended the Community Members for the support to the Community Resilience Group (CRG) for ensuring success of the project.

 ”We are indeed grateful to CRG for their commitment and dedication to humanity, we equally appreciate Dogo Tebo ward community leader for the support and cooperation” he said. 

“We intervened after identifying that the School is faced with water supply challenges and demands for the renovation of the classrooms. Today we’re commissioning all the completed projects funded by European Union (EU)”.

Briggs urged the community and school management committee on sustainability and proper maintenance of the projects especially maintenance of proper WASH hygiene and frequent wash of hands as part of efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

In his vote of thanks, the Dogo Tebo ward community leader, Lamba Muhammad Goni appreciated EU for the intervention through Mercy Corps and assured proper supervision for proper maintenance of the projects. The Headmaster of the School, Patrick Gabakau through his assistant also hailed EU.

At Atiyaye Primary School, Potiskum the Mercy Corps EU Funded BRICC commissioned and handed over the newly construited 250 School Desk. Purpose of provision of the School Desk according to Briggs is to promote a healthy learning environment for the school children.

He appealed to members of the community and school management for full and better utilization.

Atiyaye Community Leader, Lamba Sani Abubakar also threw encomium to EU for the support to the school “we’re indeed grateful to EU for the support, we will make sure that all the desks are properly maintained for the benefit of the future generations”

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