Pa William Mensem Memorial School, Ngotuguut
Pa William Mensem Memorial School is managed by a charity called Pa William Mensem Educational and Scholarship Foundation (PAWMESFO). The school which started at primary level is about to graduate its first set.
We are therefore, opening a secondary section so the children we have so well groomed can transit to high education platform. Now, the challenge lies in the construction of dormitories (for boys and girls as ours is a mixed school) and acquisition of necessary school materials.Â FeasibilityÂ study shows that we should start withÂ something not below N150 million. It is for this that we seek help from our leaders, organizations andÂ individualsÂ ofÂ goodwill to enable us pursue this noble mission.
The story behind all this
There once lived a schoolteacher in Ngotuguut by name Pa William Mensem Shaltuen. This man yearned for quality education for children of his small rustic Ngotuguut but he could not get this before death knocked at his door.
This old manâ€™s passion has indeed moved many people. One of his children, Hon Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem observed thatÂ lamentingÂ about the deplorable state ofÂ affairs would not help, maintaining that something practical be done to keep the vision alive. This resulted in the founding of PAWMESFO in 2009.
Through PAWMESFO, Ngotuguut now boasts of a school that offers services afforded by only the privileged ones. Though in a remote area, the school has modern classrooms, a computer room, a library and other facilities.
We at PAWMESFO believe that there is no worthwhile investment in life that can be compared with education. For this reason, we are never tired of reaching those who share our vision for support to help the vulnerable.
Truly, we have made tremendous difference in Ngotuguut. The community is happy and the people have been making efforts to render help to the school in their appreciation. However, being mainly small scale agrarian population, they have not been able to make the impact they desire to make.Â It is instructive to add that our facilities in the school are also available to the neigbouring communities. Your assistance will go a long way in uplifting these people and their children.