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With jeans for charity, Rainbow college students give back to community

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In a bid to show love and give back to the society, students of Rainbow College, Surulere recently commemorated the inaugural edition of ‘Jeans for Charity,’ a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative strategised and implemented by the students of the school to raise funds for the less privileged around them.

To imbibe a longstanding culture of giving back to the society, students of the school often engage in various acts of charity and these acts of voluntary giving present the students various opportunities to add value, whilst giving them a sense of pride and fulfilment. They also learn of their capabilities to drive positive change in their community.

On that day, the students wore jeans and each donated the sum of N500. To raise extra funds, the students also bought chocolates, soft drinks, and cotton candy from participating vendors. All the proceeds were donated to the Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice, Surulere, Modupe Child Care, and Treatment Home Akoka

Commenting on the event, King Akinwale, Headboy Rainbow College Day told The Guardian, “I hope that today’s students learnt about giving. I also hope they are encouraged to inculcate the spirit of love, giving, and of charity in their day- to- day lives.”

The visit garnered positive feedback from the students. Tobiloba Jagun, a junior secondary student said, “I feel privileged to be here, to have parents who love me. I know these children are going through a lot and it’s not their fault, I will continue to keep them in my prayers and do as much as I can.”

In addition to the ‘Jeans for Charity’ event, the Rainbow College Boarding PTA spearheaded a medical screening activity, for the Aseese and Maba community in April. In attendance were widows, women of the communities, children, 15 CDA leaders, the OPC leader, and two Baales from the community. Medical personnel were invited to carry out blood pressure and blood sugar checks for the community.

In his welcome address, the Principal, Adeshina Okunubi thanked the community for being very supportive and providing a serene environment for the school’s outreach whilst the PTA appreciated the community by giving out a vast array of provisions.

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