Loyola old students donate to orphanage, renovate college
To commemorate 20 years of their graduation, the 1997 set of Loyola College, Ibadan through a project called, ‘Give Back to Loyola Initiative’, has donated several household items to Jesus Children’s Mission Home Orphanage located in new Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Some of the items include, bags of garri and rice, cartons of Indomie Noodle, tins of Bournvita, bar soaps, detergents and others.
The association also renovated four blocks of classroom at the Junior Secondary School arm of the college and provided 70 units of wooden and metal-based classroom furniture for the educational development of the students.
Other items donated are, sporting kits, First Aid materials and the presentation of awards to distinguished old and new staff of the school.
In his speech, President of the 1997 set, Mr.. Adedamola Abiola, said the need to associate with the plights of the inmate who need adequate care informed the donation.
Abiola explained that the deplorable state of their alma mata prompted them to join other alumni of the institution in restoring Loyola back to its glorious days, by ensuring that the infrastructural facilities and quality of education in the school are revived.
He disclosed that the association is considering other initiatives such as, provisions of scholarships to outstanding students and payment of WAEC registration fees for some of the outstanding senior secondary students of the college.
The three day celebration, which also tallied with the college’s 63rd founder’s day, featured football competition amongst the 1997 set members, a get together party and a thanksgiving service which had in attendance the Catholic Archbishop of Ibadan Archdiocese, Dr. Gabriel Abegurin; the Parish Priest, Monsignor Peter Otubusin; Dr. Akintunde Akinyemi, Prof. Ogunbiyi, Gbenga Biobaku, Yinka Esan, Opeyemi Akande, Dolapo Oladejo, and Muyiwa Oladipo amongst others.
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