Describe a situation when you had to work very hard to achieve what was required.
As a duty to my Nation to partake in the National youth service scheme, I was posted to exercise this duty in a community secondary school with population of 1700 students. The school wasn't of much quality and they lacked a lot of facilities to accommodate the students. Science laboratories lacked necessary equipment and the students fail to take practical and rather learn the theoretical aspect. Mathematics as a core subject was difficult for the students to understand due to the teaching method employed by the teachers.
Having volunteered to be an SDG (Sustainable development goals) facilitator during my training as a National youth personnel, I was charged with the responsibility of raising awareness on the SDGs and working with rural communities for citizen-led monitoring of the SDGs. I decided to volunteer in teaching mathematics since the subject is a pre-requisite. I made the class interactive, had private teachings with the students even after class and sounded more enthusiastic and engaging in class by selecting some students who were not following up to solve some questions. I also volunteered to put my SDG trainings to action by providing the school with necessary equipment for adequate learning. I solicited for funds from companies and Government. They were not responding due to the dwindling national economy, but I never relented as I got some funds from my savings to help facilitate the project.
I was able to provide the school with a set of laboratory equipment (Titration apparatus). The students recorded success in their results as compared to the former times when the subject was handled by another teacher. The subject class became interesting as the students were always eager to learn due to my teaching method as a result, I awarded the best student. This was a very gratifying experience as the students were very appreciative of my efforts and at the same time I was commended by the principal and staffs of the school for my dedication and service.