Rotary Club of Ikeja donates 4,000 exercise books, writing materials to school
THE Rotary Club of Ikeja, Rotary International, District 9110 under the leadership of President Lanre Fasheun has donated 4,000 units of exercise books including writing materials costing about N500,000.00 to Opebi Primary School, Ikeja. Lagos.
Speaking during the occasion, Fasheun said having donated furniture, text books and exercise books to the school the previous year, the club decided to donate exercise books and writing materials this year to contribute to the development of the school and advancement of humanity in general.
“The Rotary contributes to the society in diverse ways in the area of education, health, maternal and child health, water and sanitation, micro-credit scheme among others.
“Apart from this school, we also reached out to other schools including Police School, GRA, Ikeja where last year, we donated text books and a borehole while this Rotary year, we built a sick bay as first line health care facility for members of staff and pupils of the school, which was commissioned in December last year.
“Ikeja Secondary School is another school we have adopted where we have executed several projects, which include building of classrooms, a fully-computerised library (e-Library) and a borehole in the school,” he said.
Fasheun disclosed that in the next Rotary year, the incoming President would be embarking on total renovation of six classrooms with potholes in Opebi Primary School and would also replace the ceilings that have collapsed in some of the class rooms at a cost of N10 million. This is one of his key projects that would be executed in conjunction with Rotary Club of Chicago, United States of America, that would provide a substantial part of the fund.
T he Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mrs. Gbolahan Khadijat Daodu, who represented the Commissioner for Education, Mrs.) Olayinka Oladunjoye, a lawyer, appreciated the adoption of the school by Rotary Club of Ikeja and all that had been done, including the donation while the
Chairman, Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Education Foundation, Mr. Adeneye Solomon pleaded with parents to send their children to the School.
The Head Mistress of the School, Mrs. Grace Oluyemi Familuwa also thanked Rotary Club for its kind gesture.
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