Oyo, Nigeria – A momentous occasion unfolded yesterday in the remote village of Aguo, Oyo State, as the Global Deliverance Team (GLODET) introduced its ambitious Aguo Education Intervention Project. The inauguration of the GLODET Aguo Free School garnered esteemed traditional rulers’ presence and applause for its dedication to extending education to underserved communities.
Held within the premises of the First Baptist Church Aguo, the event attracted notable figures including the Alaguo of Aguo, Baale Akeetan, Baale Gudugbu, Loogun Alaafin of Oyo, Onsa Apaara, Baale Ajagba, Olugbon of Oyo, and Mogaji Aguo.
According to report revealed by Adéyínká Ọlásúnkànmí Kásámasedáadáa, CSSAN, “Ajá ìlú Ọ̀yọ́,” Ajisebi Oyo Radio TV Correspondent, Revd. Kolade, the visionary behind the Aguo Education Intervention Project, shared his jubilation during the event, remarking, “Today, my heart swelled with joy as I observed their classrooms. I brought additional teaching materials to enhance their learning. If more individuals rise to this challenge, the 22 remaining villages with closed schools can find renewed hope.”
The initiative garnered extensive support from individuals and organizations alike. Mr. Gbola Osuntola, a community member, praised the effort, stating, “You intervened where the government (Oyo East, Afijio, and OYSG) fell short. These children were denied basic education for years, and now you have reignited their hope. Bless you, my friend.”
Revd. Kolade, in his speech, expressed gratitude to all contributors and supporters who brought the project to fruition. He acknowledged Barr. Eesuola Goke’s contribution of chairs and tables for the higher classes and recognized the presence and encouragement of Hon. Olorunpoto Rahman, a member of Oyo state house of assembly representing Oyo East and West. He also thanked The Oyo East LG chairman, Revd Dr. Mosebolatan, Prof Seun Kolade, and the Provost of Oyo State College of Nursing, Dr. Mrs. Gbonjubola Owolabi.
Moreover, Revd. Kolade highlighted his brother, Goke Eesuola’s, role in driving this development. He hinted at an even grander undertaking on the horizon that would connect Oyo to the global stage, facilitated by Hon. Wale Ogunmola.
“This endeavor is spearheaded by Global Deliverance Team (GLODET) as part of their Social Impact Missions,” Revd. Kolade elaborated. “AGUO’S Education Intervention Project emerged from identifying a need during a spontaneous visit about three months ago. They’ve registered nearly 30 students, provided them with uniforms, and will run the school at no cost until government schools reopen.”
Furthermore, he unveiled plans for a significant free medical outreach, partnering with the Mercy Ship Foundation. This outreach aims to deliver free treatment to 25,000 individuals in Oyo Town and its environs on October 13 and 14 this year.
The GLODET Aguo Free School’s inauguration signifies a noteworthy stride in addressing education challenges in rural Oyo villages. Supported by local leaders, committed individuals, and philanthropic entities, this initiative shines as a beacon of hope for Aguo’s underprivileged children and beyond.
The Global Deliverance Team (GLODET) aims to bring positive impact to communities through social initiatives, focusing on education and essential services in underserved areas.
GLODET’s role is to address social challenges by implementing projects that:
- Provide education to underserved communities.
- Bridge educational gaps and promote personal development.
- Offer hope and support to marginalized populations.
- Collaborate with partners, like the Mercy Ship Foundation, to extend medical outreach and improve well-being.
The Education Intervention Project and the establishment of a free school can significantly help communities in various ways such as:
- Increased Access to Education: The project provides access to education for underserved and marginalized communities that may have lacked educational opportunities previously.
- Empowerment: Education empowers individuals with knowledge and skills, enabling them to make informed decisions, improve their livelihoods, and contribute positively to society.
- Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Education equips individuals with the tools they need to secure better employment opportunities, thereby breaking the cycle of poverty within the community.
- Social and Economic Development: Educated individuals are more likely to engage in activities that promote economic growth and social development within the community.
- Community Improvement: A well-educated community is more likely to engage in civic activities, promote healthcare practices, and foster a culture of positive change.
- Enhanced Skill Development: Education equips individuals with a range of skills that can be applied to various fields, thus increasing the potential for community members to become self-reliant.
- Empowering Women and Girls: Education can particularly empower women and girls, providing them with the means to challenge traditional gender roles and contribute to decision-making processes.
- Reduction in Child Labor: Access to education can reduce the prevalence of child labor, as children are more likely to attend school instead of working at a young age.
- Improved Health and Hygiene: Educated individuals are more aware of health and hygiene practices, leading to a healthier community overall.
- Community Cohesion: Education fosters understanding, cooperation, and cohesion among community members, promoting unity and social harmony.
In summary, the Education Intervention Project and free school play a pivotal role in uplifting communities by providing education, skills, empowerment, and opportunities for positive transformation.
Through these efforts, GLODET contributes to community development, empowerment, and improved quality of life.
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About Oyo State
Oyo State is one of the 36 states in Nigeria, located in the southwestern part of the country. It was created on February 3, 1976, from the former Western State and is named after the historical Oyo Empire. The state has its capital in Ibadan, which is not only the largest city in Oyo State but also the third-largest metropolitan area in Nigeria.
Oyo State is known for its rich history, culture, and diverse population. It is characterized by a mix of urban and rural communities, with Ibadan being a major urban center and many other towns and villages spread across the state’s landscape.
Key features and aspects of Oyo State include:
- Culture and Heritage: Oyo State has a rich cultural heritage, with a history deeply rooted in the Yoruba culture. The state is home to various festivals, traditions, and historical sites that reflect its cultural significance.
- Education: Oyo State is home to several educational institutions, including universities, colleges, and secondary schools. It has a reputation as an educational hub in Nigeria.
- Economy: The economy of Oyo State is diverse, with agriculture playing a significant role. The state is known for producing crops like cassava, yam, maize, and cocoa. Other sectors such as commerce, services, and manufacturing also contribute to the economy.
- Governance: Like other states in Nigeria, Oyo State is governed by an elected governor and state legislature. The state is divided into local government areas, each with its local government chairman and council.
- Tourism: Oyo State boasts various tourist attractions, including the University of Ibadan, Cocoa House, Ibadan National Museum, and the Bower’s Memorial Tower. These landmarks showcase the state’s history, architecture, and cultural significance.
- Religion: Oyo State is religiously diverse, with Christianity, Islam, and traditional Yoruba beliefs being the predominant faiths.
- Infrastructure: The state has improved its infrastructure over the years, with road networks, healthcare facilities, and public services being developed to meet the needs of its growing population.
- Politics: Oyo State has been politically active, with different political parties competing for power in state and national elections.
Overall, Oyo State is a dynamic Nigerian state with a blend of historical significance, cultural diversity, economic activity, and urban development. It continues to evolve while preserving its cultural heritage and contributing to Nigeria’s overall social, economic, and political landscape.