A Non- Governmental Organisation (NGO), Rotary Club of Surulere Northeast has donated a modern signage board to Obele Community Senior High School, Randle, Surulere, Lagos. In addition to that, it also reconstructed a roundabout in the school and beautified it with flowers.
Mrs. Tosin Alfred-Kenepade, the President of the club, said the club embarked on the projects as part of the celebrations of September – Rotary’s Basic Education and Literacy month. She said the projects funded by members’ contributions cost about N700,000.
Kenepade noted that in the past, the club had fixed the school’s borehole, donated dictionaries and other books, and held quiz contests among others. She added that the club also plans to donate school bags to the pupils before the Rotary year ends in 2021.
She said that the reason for the project was the outcome of needs assessment by the club, describing the school as a good place to invest their money.
Mr. Bola Oyebade, the Governor Rotary International District 9110, while inaugurating the projects, said he was overwhelmed by the gesture of the club, urging them not to rest on their oars. He also urged the school’s leadership to take proper care of the facilities.
”What we do is that we launch them and leave them in the hands of the beneficiaries to take care of”, he said.
Mrs. Esther Babatunde , the Principal of the school, promised to maintain the facilities.
Miss Funmilola Adeyanju a Senior Secondary (SS 2) student of the school thanked the club for siting the projects in the school.
“There are many schools in Surulere. It is a privilege that you chose our school to site these projects”, she said.