Ikeja Rotary prioritises e-Learning, economic empowerment

Awosika, Kessington to grace N35m fundraising, Fagbola’s inauguration

To equip students with the necessary technological background to place them at par with their contemporaries from the advanced countries, the Rotary Club of Ikeja said it has perfected plans to donate an e-Learning centre to its adopted school, Ikeja Junior High School.

Unveiling the club’s projects for the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 rotary year, President-elect, Mr. Olumuyiwa Fagbola, said the club would be using the occasion of his inauguration on Monday, July 21, at Sheraton Hotel to raise the targeted N35 million, with Ibukun Awosika as guest speaker Sir Kissington Adebukola Adebutu as guest of honour.

According to him, the e-Learning facility would comprise “all the things it requires to work, including laptops, power generator and other equipment, as well as teachers. That is why we are taking a classroom for a pilot scheme, and the rotary will keep an eye on it to ensure it is running and well.

He disclosed that the facility would be within the block of three classrooms that the club would renovate and furnish during the year, and the other two furnished with modern facilities, including chairs and tables.

For disease prevention, Fagbola said the club would partner the district office on a once-and-for-all vaccination of young women of ages 9-14 years against cervical cancer, and visit children with special needs at Modupe Cole, to encourage and make them and those around them happy, as well as the Igando Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camp.

“We also will be going to LASUTH, as we do every Christmas Day, to add value to and put smiles on the faces of the patients, as well as encourage the nurses through the donation of equipment, as a way of partnering government to give people better life.”

On economic and community development, “we add value to the Isolo market women and men as our adopted community. We give N25,000 interest-free loan to 40 persons quarterly (up from 20 persons last year, and the total from N500,000 to N1 million), which is returned in three months and another set is given.

“For community development, we have NAFOWA, Agidingbi, FSD and others, who we help to start off after their skills acquisition training by providing them equipment. All our projects go through NEEDS assessment.

“We are also going to do an international project with the Rotary Club of Seme. Rotary is international – it does not have boundary; that is why we will be going to Benin Republic to sink a borehole and add value to the people of Seme.”

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