Rotary empowers widows with grinding machines

By Segun Olaniyi, Abuja   |   10 August 2015   |   11:46 pm  

Rotary_Club_Logo_THUMBThe Rotary Club of Abuja (Jabi Lakeside), District 9125, Rotary International has donated 50 grinding machines to 50 widows and a wheelchair within the Jabi community, adding that it has also donated incubator to Neonatal ward of the Asokoro General Hospital.

The newly elected and 3rd President of the Club for 2015-2016 Rotary year, Ibrahim Momodu, said the club tried to do this every year in other to create awareness by inviting Rotarians and encouraging them to bring their friends that are not Rotary so that they would see that the club is not a society that do discuss something secretly.

Momodu enumerated other projects earmarked for execution during his service year to include providing public toilet and bathroom for Jabi community and building of mini community health centre.

Others include free eye test for drivers of Jabi, Motor Park in partnership with Asokoro General Hospital and the donation of safety signage to Jabi Motor Park. He advised the widows to make judicious use of the grinding machines, noting that this machines given to them would allow them to earn more money in terms of paying school fees for their children and that is why we stopped the gesture of giving them cash.

He stressed that the plans he has for Jabi community “is to keep touching lives where we have over 100 widows doing nothing and the club try to give out more of those grinding machines, building a mini clinic and erecting a public toilet and bathroom to avoid an outbreak because that community inhabits over 1000 people.”

Momodu explained that they adopted Asokoro General Hospital in their neonatal ward where they donated fifty blankets recently, adding that the club is also planning to build a playground for the children in their neonatal ward so that when you are in the hospital you feel at home.

Beneficiaries of the grinding machines thanked Rotary Club, Jabi Lakeside for the kind gesture in helping them, adding that they would utilize the machines very well and using the money gained from it to pay their children school fees.



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