By Aisha Cole
The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) said it donated lifejackets to students and pupils at Whanyinna School in Makoko area of Lagos in continuation of its safety awareness campaign.
The Head of Public Affairs Unit of Lagos, Miss Wuraola Alake, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Friday.
Alake said that Whanyinna School, located in the coastal area of Makoko Lagos, is owned by Whanyinna Children Foundation, a charity organisation that uses education to combat child labour, illiteracy, malnutrition, crime and health.
She said that Whanyinna School had partnered with Chess in Slums Africa to enroll and educate Out-of-School children.
Alake said that Slums Africa strives to facilitate training and technical support and teach the children how to play chess.
According to her, LASWA officials educate the students on safety precautions, especially how to wear a lifejacket properly.
She said that the students and LASWA team also engaged in an enlightening Chess game while taking a tour of the area. (NAN)
Edited by Oluwole Sogunle