Where there is a will, there is a way: School Face lifted on Self help Basis

Publish Date : 04/02/2022

Where there is a will, there is a way: School Face lifted on Self help Basis

Aalo 4th Feb: –  The beautifully located Pobdi Secondary that caters academic needs of seven big villages of Paktu Ete Bango consisting of Bene, Wak, Kugi Pomse, Kugi Pomte, Paya and Gune Baane, which was lying in a dilapidated condition has been renovated and face lifted. The entire SPT school building was in very poor shape as it has outlived its utility.

            The face lifting of the entire school could be possible when 325 employees of Paktu Ete Bango Welfare Society with its headquarter at Pobdi decided to contribute their one day salary for the massive renovation works of the school on Self Help basis at least for functioning of the school leaving the major works like construction of boys and Girls Hostels to be taken up by the govt. The school is now completely face lifted and functioning regularly now.

            This school made a humble beginning with a thatched house in 1961, upgraded to Primary School in 1967, upgraded to Secondary school in 2010 and celebrated its Golden Jubilee year and withstood tests of time to cater educational needs to produce luminaries of the district and state from that school. The school has an area of 51599 sq.m of land areas donated by ten noble souls, late Tumto Ete, late Rakken Ete, late Mishor Ete, late Jamar Ete, late Imar Ete, late Toli Ete, late Nyamar Ete, late Mege Ete, late Yomkir Ete and Shri Nyige Ete and nine of them are no more with us to witness the growth and development of the school after donating their prime land for the education.

             The General Secretary of the PEBGEWS, Shri Tumto Ete who himself is a alumnus of the school disclosed that the endeavor is just a societal effort to contribute back to the school that was instrumental in shaping and molding the destinies of people of the areas and we cannot be a mute spectators to parents and guardians who use to give their manual works to construct Boys Hostel and repairing works school on Self Help basis in the past.

            The emerging trend among the alumni and intellectuals of the society to give back something to their Alma Maters in their areas in West Siang is a positive trend as we cannot solely depend on govt. to take up everything. This dependence syndrome sometimes hinders community participation which has been a hallmark associated with the existence and growth of our society. The good works and rich values shown by the elder generation will always leave a good foot prints for younger generation to be emulated. Societal will and determination created the away for functioning of the school.