The Rotary Club of Sapele, Delta State, Gateway 9141 has empowered widows, donating books to Primary school pupils, wrappers and baby first wears to 100 pregnant women.
Rotarian Austin Atiti, President of Sapele Gateway, while speaking at the maiden visit of the District Governor of Delta, Edo, Rivers, and Bayelsa, Rotarian Nze Anizor and his wife, Clara Anizor, at the weekend maintained that the empowerment of the less privileged remains the focus of the club, assuring that Rotary will continue to touch lives.
“Rotary are encouraged to touch the lives of those who are really in need, indigents in our immediate environment” Rotarian Atiti said, adding that the Rotary Foundation will not stop promoting peace and supporting projects.
Speaking at the presentation of ten thousand naira to the widows at the Sapele Local Government Council Secretariat, the District Governor Rotarian Anizor said empowering women, especially widows, at such level would help alleviate poverty.
He explained that the members decided to present the cash gift themselves because “when Rotarians see widows, especially those who do not have anybody to assist them, they are moved”
Earlier the District Governor who paid a courtesy call on the Sapele Local Government Chairman, Hon Eugene Inoaghan, described him as a performing Chairman whose arrays of people oriented projects was legendary, stating that the club will continue to partner the Local Government Council into putting smiles on the face of Sapele residents, while advising them to give the Chairman support in his quest to make Sapele great again.
Inoaghan who thanked the District Governor, Sapele Gateway President and it’s members promised to continue to work seamlessly on an existing relationship with a view to take it higher.
Schools pupils presented with books on Saturday include pupils of Omatsola Primary School and Eyetan Primary School, while over 100 women were presented with wrappers and baby first wears.