A Young Volunteer’s Legacy: Evelyn Edison Olndiya Transforms Education in Hong
- Evelyn Edison Olndiya, an NYSC member in Adamawa State, spearheaded a project at GJSS Shangui Hong, renovating classrooms, providing seats, and distributing writing materials for the students.
- The ceremony, attended by school authorities, NYSC representatives, and students, marked a historic milestone, praised for its impact on the learning environment and Evelyn’s dedication despite financial challenges.
- Evelyn’s reflections on her transformative journey highlighted lessons in leadership, patriotism, and selflessness, urging fellow corps members to initiate projects benefitting their communities, cementing her legacy beyond infrastructure improvements.
In the heart of Adamawa State, a beacon of hope has emerged at the Government Junior Secondary School (GJSS) Shangui Hong, all thanks to the unwavering dedication of Evelyn Edison Olndiya, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member.
Evelyn, a passionate advocate for community development, embarked on a remarkable journey that culminated in the rejuvenation of the school’s infrastructure and the provision of essential learning materials for its students. Her initiative sprang from a desire to make a tangible difference, a personal Community Development Service (CDS) project that she undertook amidst her duties as an NYSC member.
The inception of this transformative endeavor on October 31, 2023, marked the genesis of change within the school’s walls. From the tireless renovation of classrooms to the construction of much-needed seats, and the distribution of vital writing materials, Evelyn’s dedication knew no bounds.
The crescendo of this project reached its pinnacle on November 22, 2023, when the community gathered for the ceremonious completion and unveiling of the renovated classrooms, the newly constructed seats, and the bountiful supply of writing materials. The event was a celebration of dedication, selflessness, and the potential for change that resonated through the school’s corridors.
At the commissioning ceremony, amidst an atmosphere brimming with gratitude and anticipation, the Principal of GJSS Shangui Hong, Mr. Mohammed Jalo, lauded Evelyn’s exceptional commitment to uplifting the learning environment.
He expressed his profound appreciation, hailing this endeavor as a historic milestone that promises a brighter future for the students.
In attendance were not only esteemed members of the school’s faculty, including the PTA chairman, the vice principal admin, the senior mistress, and dedicated teachers, but also the NYSC Local Government Inspector (LGI) of Hong, Mr. Nuhu Iliya.
Representing the Adamawa State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Jingi Denis, Mr. Iliya delivered an impassioned address, emphasizing the significance of CDS initiatives and applauding Evelyn’s resilience in overcoming financial hurdles to achieve this feat.
Amidst cheers and heartfelt blessings, Evelyn stood as a testament to the power of altruism.
She shared her profound insights gained from her service in Adamawa and GJSS Shangui Hong, highlighting the invaluable lessons in leadership, perseverance, patriotism, and creativity.
Her words echoed the essence of the NYSC anthem, reflecting her dedication to serving humanity.
In expressing her gratitude, Evelyn extended heartfelt appreciation to the support system that stood by her side throughout this transformative journey.
Her heartfelt thanks encompassed the Adamawa State NYSC coordinator, the heads of various departments, the Hong LGI, fellow corps members, and her beloved family, whose unwavering support fueled her determination.
Ever the beacon of inspiration, Evelyn urged her fellow corps members to embark on similar projects that leave an indelible mark on their host communities.
Her advice resonates as a clarion call for collective action, underscoring the potential of each individual to ignite profound change.
Evelyn Edison Olndiya’s legacy extends far beyond the tangible transformation of a school; it embodies the spirit of altruism, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of bettering society.
Her story stands as a testament to the power of a single individual’s dedication to creating a brighter future for generations to come.
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