By Festus Fifen
The First female Club President, Rotary Club Of Abuja Garki Neighborhood, Rotarian Hajia Zainab Omowunmi Owonikoko, has unveiled its sustainable projects and activities for the year 2022-23, targeted at enhancing local and global impact especially in the area of schools.
In her inaugural speech on assumption of office which also marks the official flag-off of the Rotary year 2022-23 in Abuja, she said the Club’s areas of focus tend to fall on promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children,
supporting education, growing local economies and protecting the environment.
Owonikoko, who will within the period pilot the affairs of the Club which is a part of District 9125 Nigeria, said ” our Club programmes for the year include among others; family health outreach programs vocational /career talk & quiz competition for schools in FCT, organizing Polio /Covid-19 seminars, rallies, road shows as well as ponsorship of 20 Youths to Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA).
She added that others are: “Water & sanitation roject (A joint project with our sponsored interact
Club) tree planting/environmental Sanitation in our sponsor schools in FCT, economic & community development projects (women empowerment, donation of sewing machine, donation of grinding machine).
“Donation of Wheel Chairs to School of the Blind, donation of exercise books and school, donation of Laboratory equipment
to our sponsored schools, donation of Medical Equipment to Health Center in our adopted Village, 1 year full scholarship to 30 indigent students and donation of Computers and Accessories to our sponsored school in FCT”.
She continued that “having kept all our objectives of development of acquaintance and fellowship to promote vocational excellence and pursuit of service above self since 1905.
“Rotary International has therefore contributed to the promotion of peace and understanding globally through uncountable humanitarian services and project. We are united by common values and vision for the future as we sharpen our focus with targeted specific causes that will reach communities most in need.
“We therefore invite
the kind hearted public and private organizations to partner with us
in donating/sponsoring of club
programs/projects during the year 2022/23”.
Owonikoko, having emerged as the first female Club President officially assumed office yesterday, July 1st, to pilot the affairs of the Club and work towards the actualisation of Rotary goals and ideal of service during the year.
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