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Rotary Club of Ikeja Golden gives 70 packs to mothers at Ayinke House

By Guardian Nigeria
28 May 2022   |   2:45 am
Seventy mothers at the University Teaching Hospital, Ayinke House received a pack each, containing pampers, soap and tissue papers

Deputy Director, Nursing Services, Mrs. Cecilia Ogundeko (3rd right) receiving one of the packs from the Charter President, Rotarian Queen Amamkwe with Head of Nursing, Ayinke House, Modinat Oyebode in the middle and Past President, Rotary Club of Isolo, Rotarian David Taiwo (extreme left) and others at the event

Seventy mothers at the University Teaching Hospital, Ayinke House received a pack each, containing pampers, soap and tissue papers in commemoration of the Rotary Club of Ikeja Golden one year anniversary and in line with the project: ‘Maternal and child health’, Rotary International’s one of the seven areas of focus.

The Chief Medical Director, Prof Adetokunbo Fabamwo received the club at Ayinke House by his representative, the Deputy Director, Nursing Services, Mrs. Cecilia Ogundeko.

Speaking at the event, the Charter President of the club, Rotarian Queen Amamkwe, said the gift to the mothers was an expression of the club’s love for them and their children.

“ We are marking our one year anniversary with these gifts to mothers as token of our support for what they are doing.

“We know that being a mother requires discipline, dedication and a lot of expenses and we are using this medium to tell them that they are very important in the society, more-so as those that are taking care of the future leaders.

“We are mindful that when children receive proper training, we would have a better society in future,” she said.

Amamkwe disclosed that the club within its one year of existence has carried out a couple of projects which include polio walk, COVID-19 test, awareness and sanitation, distribution of books to schools, cleaning of environments and gift of dust bins to some organisations, adding that before the Rotary year ends, the club hopes to carry out more projects.

Amamkwe underscored the importance of impacting on the less privileged, giving back to the society as well as service above self.

Ogundeko on behalf of the Fabamwo thanked the club for taking care of their patients.

“When you are taking care of the mother, you are indirectly taking care of the nation,” she said.

Head of Nursing, Ayinke House, Modinat Oyebode, also appreciated the kind gesture of the club, remarking that doing good is what Rotary International knows how to do best.

Chairman, Planning Anniversary, Mrs. Yomi Sokunbi, said the programme was successful with the support of the members of the club.

“We came up with the idea that with the token we have, we can give pampers, soap and tissue papers to mothers as we have done today,” she said.

She encouraged the parents to continue in their good works while advising non-Rotarians to inculcate the habit of extending helping hands to the needy.