Lagos Rotary Club Donates Signage Board, Other Items to School

Written by Akeem Alao

The Rotary Club of Surulere Northeast has donated a modern signage board to Obele Community Senior High School, Randle, Surulere, Lagos.

While disclosing this on Wednesday October 14, 2020, the president of the Rotary Club, Tosin Alfred-Kenepade, stated that the club also reconstructed “a roundabout in the school and beautified it with flowers.”

Alfred-Kenepade added that 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.

She 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 further disclosed the club’s plan to donate school bags to the pupils before the Rotary year ends in 2021.

On the reason for the projects, she said it was the outcome of a needs assessment by the club, describing the school as a good place to invest their money.

Inaugurating the projects, Rotary International District 9110 Governor, Bola Oyebade, 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.

Principal of the school, Mrs. Esther Babatunde promised to maintain the facilities.

An SS 2 pupil of the school, Funmilola Adeyanju, 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.


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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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