Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Dec 01, 2019
Rotary Club of Akute, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 executed multiple projects which benefited school pupils and indigent members of the community.
The club commissioned the toilet facility in Zumuratul Islamiyat (Z. I.) School, Akute which was newly renovated by the club. The club had last Rotary year, provided a water bore hole facility for the school.
The commissioning was officially carried out by the District Governor, Dr. Jide Akeredolu who also joined members of the club in a tree planting exercise within the school premises.
5 graduating students of the annual adult literacy programme by the club were also presented with their certificates by the District Governor, alongside the club president, Samson Omo-Osagie.
Also present at the graduation ceremony were the Headmistress of ZI School 1, Mrs. Adedayo; the Adult literacy Facilitator, Alhaja Balogun, the Eshorun of Akute, Chief Lateef Banjoko, among others.
The club noted that this is the third graduating set of the adulkt literacy programme since inception. The club further noted that they reach out to CDA’s from time to time to scout around their vicinity and find people who need the scheme.
DG Akeredolu, in his remark noted the importance of basic education. Quoting some of UNESCO’s statistics on basic education, he said, “That is why basic education and literacy is one of the major areas of focus in Rotary. Water and sanitation is another major area of focus and I thank the club for executing two major areas of focus in this community today.”
Speaking to the graduating students, he said, “I congratulate you for taking the first step. Rotary Club of Akute has provided you the platform to start climbing. It is quite tough because of the lots of challenges you have at your age; your husbands or wives, your children and other challenges but with dedication and determination, you were able to scale through.”
Alhaja Balogun, while appreciating the club said, “I appreciate the club for dedicating time and resources towards the success of this programme despite the economic situation of the country”. She however suggested that skill acquisition should be included in the programme.
The club also presented a micro credit of N150, 000 to 5 beneficiaries at N30, 000 each.