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Rotaract empowers 248 with skills acquisition

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District Rotaract Representative, Rotaractor Constance Fifekemi Jaiyeola (left); chairman, Lagos Island local government area, Hon. Adetoyese Olusi; and Rotaractor Lanre Fadipe, president of Rotaract Club of Lekki Phase 1 at the graduation.

In a bid to encourage skills acquisition and increase entrepreneurial opportunities for citizens, the Rotaract District 9110 has presented certificates to participants of its vocational training held at Lagos Island local government area.

The one-month training was in partnership with the Rotaract Club of Lekki Phase 1 and the Lagos Island local government. In total, 248 participants from across all vocational works such as barbing, hairdressing, tailoring, make-up and gele, baking, web design, and event decorations were beneficiaries.

The event also saw the best students in various fields empowered with equipment such as oven, sewing machines, clippers, make-up tools and hairstylist tools to aid them with their work.

Those who witnessed the graduation included the District Rotaract Representative, Constance Fifekemi Jaiyeola; chairman, Lagos Island local government, Adetoyese Olusi; chairman, Revenue Committee Lagos Island LGA, Owolabi Ajenifuja; president of Rotaract Club, Lekki Phase1, Lanre Fadipe among others.

The District Rotaract representative, Constance Jaiyeola, urged the graduands to hone their skills and be good ambassadors of themselves and their respective families.

In another development, to complement parents’ effort as another school calendar begins, the Rotary Club of Warri, District 9141, has distributed free exercise books to some pupils. The pupils, who benefitted from the books were students of AldersTown Special Primary School and Merogun Primary School in Warri, Delta State.

Acting President of Rotary Club of Warri, Rtn. Bridget Ideji led other members of the club to the school for the exercise. Ideji said the gesture was the club’s effort to mark the Basic Education and Literacy Month of September.

According to her, “Rotary International has set aside the month of September as the month that Rotarians go out to encourage people in their community and let them know the importance of getting an education. Without education, humanity can make no impact. Rotary has six focal areas by which we serve humanity, and Basic Education and Literacy is one of such areas by which we render services to humanity. That is why the Rotary Club of Warri has decided to touch the lives of pupils in our immediate community.

Head Teachers of Alders Town Primary School and Moreogun Primary School, Mrs. Rita Ugbameta and Mrs. Elizabeth Omehoruwa, excited with the donation, thanked the donors for their humanitarian gesture.

“Thank you for the exercise books. It was very thoughtful of you. Some of the students here don’t have notebooks. Their parents just brought them here without books since they are special students,” Ugbameta said.`


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