Newly appointed United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy, Ini Edo has revealed plans to erect a school building in Dustbin Estate, Ajegunle, Lagos.
The actress, who recently celebrated her birthday with the children at the estate, said she was moved by the plight of the people living in the estate, hence her decision to float the school.
“The living condition in this place is bad enough but the schools are worse; I had to climb into a class through the window. The classrooms are tattered, there are no toilets, blackboards or good seats. More so, what would you make of a school where children pay N20 per day as school fees? I never thought a place like that exists in Nigeria; this should not be encouraged to continue. Every Nigerian child has a right to quality education, wherever that child lives.
“For me, the way forward for children in Dustbin Estate is quality education. A person who is educated is empowered with a choice to a better life, so I am going to do all within my power to ensure that children in the Dustbin Estate have a quality school to themselves,” the actress said.