The Rotary Club of Abuja Jabi Lakeside has undertaken a project to refurbish a block of three classrooms at a Junior Secondary School in the Jabi district of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Additionally, the club has provided support to over 50 widows by supplying sewing machines and grinding machines to empower them. Furthermore, they have offered English textbooks in braille for visually impaired students at the School of the Blind in the Jabi district.
Rotarian Olayinka Aduloju, President of the Rotary Club Abuja Jabi Lakeside, expressed that Rotary focuses on various areas throughout the year, and September is dedicated to basic education and literacy. She emphasized the need for improved learning conditions at the school, where they renovated classrooms due to leaking roofs, lack of windows, and subpar flooring.
Regarding the empowerment initiative for widows, Aduloju highlighted the club’s efforts to assess the needs of their adopted community in Kushigoro. They identified widows who possessed sewing skills but lacked sewing machines, as well as jobless widows. As a response, the club provided sewing machines and grinding machines to support these women.
The donation of English textbooks to Primary 6 students at the School of the Blind was motivated by the challenges these students face in accessing educational materials.
Sagab Sani Ahmed, the District Governor of Rotary International District 9125, emphasized that Rotary’s interventions are necessary in areas where the government has not fully met the demands of the people, despite the government’s responsibilities to its citizens.