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Rotary Club donates books to Stella Maris School, Abuja



Rotary Club donates books to Stella Maris School, Abuja

By Ikenna Uwadileke

In an effort to revive the reading culture in Nigeria, the Rotary Club of Ibadan, in the district of Onireke, on Saturday donated English textbooks and writing materials worth N 150,000. at the Stella Maris nursery and primary school in Abuja.

The Nigeria News Agency , reports that the donation was made during an hour-long book-reading session with school students by the club.

The founding president of the Rotary Club of Ibadan, Onireke district, Mr. Adedotun Amori, stressed that basic education and literacy remained one of the areas of focus of the Rotary club.

According to him, a program, “Together We Read”, a partnership between Rotary International and Save the Children International, an NGO, aims to raise awareness and advocate for early learning and literacy programs in Nigeria.

Rotary Club donates books to Stella Maris school in Abuja

“And we chose the Stella Maris school to host the book reading session,” Amori said.

He noted that the children were eager to read, and therefore stressed the need to promote culture among children, to eradicate illiteracy in the country.

“We are very interested in their ability to read and write.

“We are planning to reach out to other schools as well, and you will agree with me that schools are just picking up. So I hope we will reach out to other schools and so many communities, to inspire them to embrace the culture of reading, ”said Amori.

The club president for 2021/2022, Ms. Ifeoma Ihenacho, identified basic education and literacy as essential to nurture the Nigerian child.

Ihenacho said, “We are here today to inspire and recreate the interest and awareness of children, to develop the culture of reading, as well as to orient their minds towards writing.

“The government, for its part, has tried, and we too, as individuals and organizations, must do our part to improve education in Nigeria,” she said.

Also speaking at the event, former club president Mr. Adebayo Kolade urged Nigerian students to always read and write, stressing that readers are able to become leaders.

Stella Maris Kindergarten and Primary School Principal Mr. Omotoye Stephen congratulated the Rotary Club for the gesture and noted that it would make children enjoy reading and writing.

Stephen called on the private sector, civil society organizations and governments at all levels to support the Rotary Club in promoting the education sector.

Source: NAN

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