Enugu Rotary Club shops for N26m for projects in rural communities




President of the Rotary Club of Enugu, Dr. Eddy Ndibuagu, has said the club would need at least N26.3 million to finance its targeted projects within the current Rotary year.

Apart from massive immunisation, youth development and educational programme within its immediate communities, Ndibuagu said the construction of toilet facilities and provision of borehole for a secondary school in the rural area were among the club’s priority projects.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Rotary Teen Peer Ambassadors Projects for secondary schools, (ROTEPA) in Enugu, the president solicited for the support of corporate Nigeria to improve the quality of life in the rural communities, particularly the pupils to become better leaders in future.

The National Coordinator, Human Rights Volunteer Corps, Larry Oguego, explained that the Rotary Teen Peer Project was an innovation designed to harvest young talents from essay competitions, train and mentor them into future leaders, as part of activities to mark 111 years of Rotary International (1905 to 2016).

According to Oguego, “Part of our mandate is to identify these new breed, equip them with professional skills, and give them the orientation to grow with the right value. We want to build a new future and if we fail to invest and show good examples, then we will have ourselves to blame.”

The competition was organised in honour of the club’s outstanding member, Prince Arthur Eze, who later gave university scholarships to all the 10 best students that participated in the essay.

Other participating students also received consolation prizes.

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