The embassy of the state of Israel in Nigeria in Collaboration with Skill G Nig Ltd on Friday made a donation of fully equipped e-learning classroom with computers worth 10,000 dollars to Revival Academy international school, Duste Apo.
Speaking on the aim of the donation, the Charge D’ Affairs of the embassy of Israel in Nigeria Yotam Kreiman said the School was chosen as the first Nursery & Primary School to receive the computer classroom donation under the project, as a way for the State of Israel to support the Education sector of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, adding that the donation is also in memory of Sarah Aaronsohn, an Israeli National Hero, who gave her life in order to save many more.
In his remark, Yotam Kreiman said the donation became a necessity as the world has become a global village and it is eminent to contribute to the education sector.
While speaking, he said “It is my great honor to represent the State of Israel in the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the benefit and prosperity of both countries.
“I am proud to note with satisfaction, the ties that exist between our countries today in the areas of Culture, Arts, Agriculture, Security, Innovation and Education.
“In the current world of Information Technology, Education is both a necessity and an investment, as today’s children are the future leaders of this nation. The State of Israel has faith in the importance of Education and in its future in Nigeria,”Kreiman said.
Kreiman lauded the Africa Division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Skill-G Nigeria Ltd. and Innov8 hub for their relentless support in making the project a reality.
The director of RAIS Academy Charity Nebeolisa appreciated the kind gesture by the Israeli embassy and vowed to ensure every child benefit from the donation.
According to Nebeolisa, the donation is the greatest achievement of the school since its inception and appealed to the Nigerian government to make such contribution to schools in the country, to boost the learning capacity of the younger generation.
Recounting the challenges encountered by the school during the peak of the 2020 global covid-19 pandemic, Mrs Nebeolisa said the school was handicapped at the time and could not help the pupils to keep up with learning as they lacked the facility to ensure e-learning but said with the donation by the Israeli Embassy, the school can now teach the pupils from their homes if there’s another Pandemic.
Meanwhile the school head teacher Gift Ojemeni said “the fully equipped e-learning class room will greatly advance the field of innovation and technology for the pupils, students and the teachers of RAIS Academy.”
Revival International Academy has the population of 176 pupils comprising of 93 girls and 76 boys.
High point of the event was a presentation from the pupils.