The Rotary Club of Asokoro donated two hands-free washbasins and over 100 writing materials to Aleita Junior High School in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT-Abuja.
Some of the items donated include exercise books, pens on the project labeled: “Back to School” on school premises as part of the club’s intervention to promote hygiene among students in order to to prevent Coronavirus and any other disease.
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Speaking at the event yesterday, club president Rotn Felix Akinseye said the decision of the project is because the students are back in school and there is a need to teach them wash your hands regularly to prevent COVID-19 and other illnesses.
“We brought this project here because we have an Interact club, and we want other students who aren’t Interacts to know what Rotary is.
“What we are trying to let the students know is that there is an organization called Rotary International and let them know about the positive impact the club is making for better humanity,” he said.
Akinseye further said that in addition to secondary schools within the FCT, a Rotaract club for higher education institutions has been established at the University of Abuja.
He said, “We have donated a hands-free washing machine to some areas of the CTF outside of schools, to help the government fight the spread of COVID-19.”
School principal Ms. Abdullahi Toyin Oyiza in her remarks said she was delighted with the donations, saying the hand washing machine will help bolster government efforts to ensure students wash their hands. regularly to prevent disease and germs, including COVID-19.
“It’s a motivation because it’s a hands-free machine, unlike the buckets with taps they are used to. We are also very happy for the writing material, as this will go a long way in encouraging less privileged students to learn, ”she added.
By Jerry Emmanson, Abuja