From: Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan
The Rotary club international, Felele in Ibadan, (District 9125), has donated 1,500 note books to pupils of Lam Adesina Model School in the area as well as four signage posts in the community.
Speaking, on Monday, during the unveiling of the four signage posts and distribution of the note books, the District Governor of the club, Rotarian Nbanefo Ositadinma Nnoka described the project as a very important project in the life of the club.
According to him, when people start to see community interventions like this, they would be happy and come to join and fellowship with the club to relieve people of the economic hardship.
He said: “Nobody is going to blow the trumpet for you, you have to announce yourself with good works that can impact people’s lives positively.
“Also, our effort is to ensure the children grow up and become achievers in their academic endeavour. The children are the future of the country and a reason we provide them with the books as an intervention to assist them in their educational pursuit”, Nnoka said.
Corroborating him, President Rotary Club of Ibadan Felele, Engr. Famade Babalola Olaleye, said Rotary is about service to humanity where it impacts lives.
According to him, the two projects, note books and four signage posts are provided for the community’s benefit. “As a way to catch them young, that is the reason 1,500 note books were provided fot the school pupils and this is to let people see what the rotary club is doing”, he said.
Also speaking, Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Rashidat Imam thanked members of the club. She added that before now many of the parents of the pupils can not afford note books for their children due to abject poverty. He said now that the books have been provided, the teachers and the parents will ensure that the children make good use of the books.
One of the pupils, Ejededawe Godblessing showed appreciation to the members of the club while he promised to make good use of the book to write in the class and for lessons.