Rotary vaccinates 115 girls, gives 20 youths scholarships
The Rotary Club of Eko Atlantic has said it will upgrade Tinubu Methodist Primary School, Lagos Island and Ogba Primary Health Centre, and administer the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine to about 115 junior schoolgirls.
The President, Mamta Deb Roy, said the club has adopted school and will provide clean drinking water for the students, as well as donate school bags, books and stationaries among others.
She said the club is focused on providing medical equipment for the centre, thereby making it conducive for maternal and child health.
According to her, club had already administered the human papilloma virus vaccine to about 115 students of Girls Junior School, Simpson Street, Marina, Lagos, within the age of nine to 13 year to prevent cervical cancer.
Dey Roy said other projects lined up for the year include, plastic segregation, with the focus of recycling plastics and making Lagos plastic free in collaboration with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).
The president added that the club would engage in tree planting to support the environment in collaboration with Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), and conducting free eye surgery for over 300 people.
MEANWHILE, 20 people, who distinguished themselves in the 2020-2021 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) programme, held at NYSC Camp, Iyana Ipaja, were selected for RYLA award, which took place at Rotary Centre, GRA, Ikeja.
About 300 people participated in the programme.
Speaking on the award, the District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110, comprising Lagos and Ogun states, Bola Oyebade, said the beneficiaries, who were outstanding during the training, were awarded scholarship on Web Design and Development.
“What we are trying to do is to present certificates to those that went for a special training sponsored by Maverick Communication.
“We are also appreciating those that supported us in our RYlLA 2020-2021 this year which featured about 300 participants at the programme,” he said.
Oyebade said the beneficiaries were expected to earn a better living.
Chairman, RYLA Committee, Ben Okhumale, said the award had been on in the District for the past 35 years with beneficiaries spanning between ages 14 and 25 years.
According to him, the RYLA programme is aimed at preparing the youth for leadership.