Students benefit from rotary welfare, endowment fund

Twenty-five indigent students have benefited from Rotary International District 9110 Educational and Welfare Endowment Fund.

Chairman, District Educational and Welfare Endowment Fund (DEWEF), Adeniji Raji said the award, which started in 2009 with four beneficiaries has increased to 25 due to improvements in the scholarship funds.

He disclosed that for any student to be qualified, such a person must be brilliant and confirmed to be an indigent of at least 200 level in a university, college of education or polytechnics within Lagos and Ogun States that constitute district 9110.

Raji stated that the award is N100, 000 per annum for a minimum of two years and a maximum of four depending on the course of study.

He added that effective from next academic year, every beneficiary would be assigned a mentor to monitor his academic progress, address welfare issues and inculcate in the beneficiary the ideals of service to be a useful member of the rotary family.

The district head also announced plans by the club to extend its focus to post secondary school vocational training in collaboration with the state ministries of education.

“We believe that there is a great need to supplement our educational system in Nigeria with marketable skills and knowledge in terms of vocational training. ’’

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