The Rotary Club of Abuja, Asokoro Diamond has advocated greater access to quality basic education in Nigeria and donated educational materials to schools in fulfilment of her promises during investiture.
The president of the club, Shola Ayanronke Adeleke, said there’s a need for Nigeria to create a strong and inclusive education system that empowers its citizens and contributes to the nation’s overall development and prosperity.
While donating educational materials to Better Base Foundation, the only school in the remotest part of Gwaladna community with no fewer than 83 pupils, a gesture replicated in Asokoro Junior Secondary school, Abuja Municipal Area council, the club identified funding as critical factor in the transformation of education at the basic level.
Adeleke said even though the club has been doing a lots to ameliorate the suffering of the people and give hope to hopeless communities in the areas of basic health care and basic education and literacy amongst others, there’s need for government, others to reach out to the remote communities, make basic education accessible.
She said, “In the spirit of our Independence Day celebration, there’s need for government, individuals, corporate organizations, NGOs to be intentional about making basic education accessible to every citizens irrespective of our culture, religion and geographical environments if we must grow as a developed nation, because there can’t be a developed nation without a developed minds or people”.
Earlier, the president said the Rotary club of Abuja Asokoro Diamond had organized 3rd Dose Hepatitis vaccination in the Gwaladna community of which about 35 community members were vaccinated.
The pioneer school teacher of Better Base Foundation, Gwaladna, Mr. Samuel Nuhu Ambi thanked the club for taking the pain to come down to the remotest part of the community to help them in providing educational materials for the pupils, saying this will go a long way to motivate the children and also ease their stress and make learning a beat easier for them, even though they need a lots of help.