Nollywood actress cum newly appointed United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy, Ini Edo has revealed plans of building a new school at Dustbin Estate in Ajegunle. Speaking through her public relations agent, Platform PR, 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.
“The living condition in this place is bad enough but the schools there are worse; I had to climb into a class through the window. The classrooms are tattered, there are no toilets, blackboard 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 the child lives in. For me the way forward for children in the 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,” she laments.
The Globacom telecommunication ambassador will be releasing a new movie titled ‘Memories of My Heart’ on Tuesday June 14 in Nigeria, Ghana and America. She will also be releasing another of her works titled ‘I will take my chances’ costarring Bryan Okwarra, a onetime Mr Nigeria, in September 2011.