…Donates 10,000 Water Gallon Borehole To School
Naomi Uwaila Bazuaye, founder of a faith-based and non-governmental organisation-‘Isaiah 58 Mandate’, has disclosed that one of her mandates is to make sure every basic education centre particularly in Edo State has access to clean water; toilet facilities; electricity, and other social amenities by 2024.
Bazusye who made the disclosure in Benin during the commissioning a 10,000 water gallon borehole donated by Isaiah 58 Mandate to the School for the Developmentally Challenged, Hearing and Visually Impaired, Benin City, said her faith-based non-governmental organisation was birthed out of her desire to please God.
The 34-year-old Founder who said Isaiah 58 Mandate has been in existence for the past nine years and has carried out several activities including food drive; rehabilitation workshops; end of year events for orphans and vulnerable; medical bill settlement for indigent children, as well as providing maternal health support for infants and mothers, noted that the name was coined from the book of Isaiah 58 wherein a particular verse preaches sharing and giving to the needy.
“When everyone is experiencing sickness and draught, you will live in health and fullness. So, that portion of the chapter is where we coined the name-Isaiah 58 Manadate from. To share your bread with the hungry; to cloth the naked, and be there for those who cannot be there for themselves, this is what God expected us to do.
“So, picking up Isaiah 58 Mandate 9 years ago, was actually birthed from my desire to please God.
“When we started, we started with orphanage home, that is, visiting orphanage home, being there for them and giving them educational scholarship; renovating their homes.
“To God be the glory, we have done a lots in Benin City, outside Benin and outside the state, and we are not ready to stop.
“Our dream is to make sure that by 2024 every basic learning education centre has access to clean water; toilet facilities; electricity, and other necessary social amenities,” she disclosed.
According to Bazuaye, Isaiah 58 Mandate has not only provided borehole to the school but has also extended both electricity and reticulated water supply to the school’s neighbours.
In his speech, Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki who was represented by Mrs. Osaigbaekhoe Osariemen thanked the donor for the kind gesture, just as he urged the school management to properly utilised and maintained the facility.
On her part, one of the pupils who welcomed the dignitaries at the commissioning, Aisha Umaru, thanked Isaiah 58 Mandate for providing them one of the necessity of life (water), and prayed God to enable them to do more.
Representatives of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Special Education were all present at the commissioning.