In a bid to tackle illiteracy at primary school level, Oba Olusegun Oludolapo Ogunye, and Rotary Club of Gowon Estate have donated learning materials to pupils of Anglican Primary School, Muslim Primary School and other schools in Abigi, Ijebu Waterside, Ogun State.
The items donated to the pupils included writing materials, bags, note books and text books for both the pupils and teachers of the schools.
Speaking today at Anglican School, Abigi, Oba Ogunye, said during the presentation of some materials to one of the head teachers of the schools, that sharing and giving was part of the club’s programme.
“This club is committed to providing adequate resources to fight illiteracy in the state and the country,” he said.
“This is not the first time Rotary Club would be doing great things to schools,” he added.
He reiterated the need to educate young people, saying that it would help secure a bright future, not just for the children but for the society at large.
Oba Ogunye thanked Rotary Club for coming to his community to touch lives. He prayed that God would continue to lift them up.
Presenting the items to the pupils President of the club, Olua Oscar, said: ‘’Kabiyesi is our father, it is an honour to be welcomed by him. It is in his honour we are here today.”
“Rotary is all about reaching out/touching lives, which includes education, health and so many things to the community and all over the world’’, he noted.
He further said: ’’Our gesture for providing learning materials to all pupils of the school is one step and many more of such assistance will come’’.