Special Representative hands over the keys of three classrooms and an office to the people of Ehuikro

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16 Mar 2015

Special Representative hands over the keys of three classrooms and an office to the people of Ehuikro

The Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Côte d'Ivoire, Mrs. Aïchatou Mindaoudou, on Friday, 13 March 2015 handed over the keys of three classrooms and the office of the Director of Ehuikro primary school to administrative authorities of Bongouanou.

The classrooms and the office were built by the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) as part of its Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) programme. The infrastructure will help Ehuikro students study in a clean and healthy environment.

"We hope that this project will help students attend and remain in school" said the Special Representative. For Ms. Mindaoudou, today's children are the great people of tomorrow.

"The school therefore should be the place where children are taught the values of social cohesion, peace and national reconciliation", she said.

Referring to the upcoming elections, the head of UNOCI asked the population of Ehuikro to create an environment favourable to the holding of peaceful elections. She urged the chief administrator of the region to keep on preserving Bongouanou as a sanctuary for peace and an example of cohesion.

The Director of National and Technical Education, Ms. Solange Dion welcomed UNOCI's initiative. "I can say that because of these projects, we are the object of a special attention from UNOCI, I thank you," she said.

The Prefect of Mouronou, Henriette Nemlin, recalled the various activities carried out by UNOCI since 2012 in the region. She highlighted the different training sessions, the rehabilitation of Arrah's secondary school library equipped with computers and finally the handing over of the keys of three classrooms of Ehuikro primary school.

"Thank you UNOCI for defending our cause and helping us improve the living conditions of our people in these areas," she said. She finally asked the inhabitants of Ehuikro to take care of the infrastructure.

The 213 students of the EPP Ehuikro, their teachers, their parents and the whole population celebrated the building of these new classrooms that replaced the old barracks where the school was previously housed.