The Rotary Club of Garki Abuja as part of its corporate social responsibility has offered payment of WAEC/NECO examination registration fees to 30 selected indigent students of Government Secondary School, Nyanya, also at Government Secondary School, Aleita – Airport road, Abuja benefited from the service project.
The project, supported by Rotarian Prince Emeka Egwuekwe is an extension of the Club’s humanitarian services to communities which is Rotary’s core mandate. Students of secondary school Nyanya, were offered N1.2million for payment of their examination fees.
Speaking at the event over the weekend, President of the Club Ehighibe Michael while expressing delight over the project said the students were dear to his heart, adding that it was one of his plans on assumption of office to support students who couldn’t afford their examination tuition fees.
“When I took over office as president of the Club, one of the things I promised to do was to identify indigent students who couldn’t afford their fees and bridge that gap between them and the examination authorities. So we decided to partner with Prince Emeka Egwuekwe to identify these students and offer help. And I’m happy that we are able to do this.
Speaking about other interventions, Rotarian Michael said the Club intends to do a campaign on burns prevention and treatment in Abuja suburbs, train and empower widows with tools, equipment to enable them make a living.
Also speaking, the benefactor, Rotarian Prince Emeka Egwuekwe in his address said he is always looking forward to reach commoners in the society and those looking up to people for support. “I was once like them. I had no hope, I didn’t know someday I’ll become who I am today. So I said to myself now that God has helped me thus far, I must be a helper to the downtrodden.
Prince Egwuekwe speaking further said he will always support anyone having with educational challenges. He however urged well-meaning Nigerians to support those in need of education.
According to him, there are a lot of benefits to education. “Today we are facing banditry because these people are not educated. When you’re educated you add value to life. Government should pay serious attention to providing quality education for Nigerians.”