On the 29th of September,2016, the Educational Co-operation Society(ECS) handed over a rural school building of four classrooms and four water system toilets to the Itamapako community in Ijebu-Ode Central Local Government Area of Ogun-State.

The educational Infrastructure being handed over is one of the results of a broader rural development project by ECS, which is aimed at strengthening civil society through promotion of community processes that further gender equality in rural communities.

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The immediate results from the project have been; women leadership in analysis and planning to meet social needs of their communities, provision of improved classrooms and toilets that enhance learning environment, the development of a gender equality studies curriculum for primary schools and teacher training for transmission of gender values to pupils, provision of portable water to school and water reticulation to homes and establishment of Community Development Forum (CDF) as well as a community voice portal as vehicles to enhance women and community participation in development plans in their local government areas.