Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Dec 03, 2019
 

On Saturday 23 November 2019, several members of the Rotary Alumni Association D9110 were In Ibeshe to perform one of their various humanitarian activities geared towards disease prevention and healthy living.

Alumni members are former beneficiaries of Rotary International Programs such as Group Study Exchange, Ambassadorial Schorlarships, Vocational Training Teams. Rotaractors, etc.

The Association President, Favour Madu, and other members, Past District Governor Dele Balogun, and Basirat Giwa, were all actively involved in the exercise.

They were supported by Rotarians of Ikorodu Golden and Ikorodu Metropolitan clubs.
Together with other volunteers from the local Primary Healthcare Centres and other members of the densely populated riverine community, they cleared the long term accumulated debris and garbage along the shoreline.

 

With further assistance from officials of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, the garbage were hygienically and safely collected for evacuation to the Dump site.

The main objective of the Cleanup Exercise was for a cleaner environment to prevent malaria, and other common communicable diseases.

It is an annual initiative of the Association as a means of supporting the government for good health of the citizens especially in the face of the ever increasing population.

Members also took the opportunity for a Medical Outreach to the community, whereby they were screened for several medical conditions including their eyes: prescription medications, cough syrups, long lasting Insecticide treated nets (LLINS) and reading glasses were freely distributed to the over 600 beneficiaries.

It was indeed a fulfilling and very impactful outing.