Rotary Club of AUN Receives US Partners

Rotary Club of AUN Receives US Partners

On September 11, the Rotary Club of AUN welcomed three Rotarians from Maine in the United States.

Ms. Sheila Rollins, Ms. Marty Peak Helman, and Ms. Claudia Frost, who were on a four-day mission to Nigeria, said that they were here to inspect a borehole in Jada, a joint project with the Rotary Club of Yola and the Rotary Club of AUN.

They visited the IDP camp at St Theresa’s Catholic Church in Jimeta, AUN Feed and Read Girls Center, and the Special Education Center, Jada.

During a presentation to the guests on arrival, President of the Rotary Club of AUN, Anthony Agbo, gave a brief on his Club’s projects. Mr. Agbo, VP of the Finance Division at AUN also spoke of the Club’s plan to establish a feeding and training center to train the Almajiri children on basic literacy and numeracy skills, as well as craftsmanship. “Our goal is to improve literacy, security and to create jobs.”

At the IDP camp, the Rotarians donated foodstuff, books, medical supplies, shoes, clothes, and playing items. At the Feed and Read Girls Center, they were received by the Coordinator, Mrs. Nkem Uzowulu.  She gave a brief history of the Center and said that the girls have been transformed since they were enrolled some eight months ago.

“The transformation that the children have undergone within less than one year will convince you that when children have good guidance and put their mind into doing something, they will achieve it.”  

A past District Governor of the Rotary Club, Mr. Felix Obadan, from whose connection the international team knew about Rotary Club of AUN, said he was touched and encouraged by the humanitarian gesture of AUN in feeding and educating vulnerable children within its community.

He also commended the facilitators for their service, which he described as central to AUN’s mission.

The team donated books and writing materials to the children and participated in serving the children’s meal.

At Jada, a school for disabled children and location of the intervention borehole project, the team inspected its completed job. It also distributed learning materials such as Braille books for the visually impaired.   


By Omorogbe Omorogiuwa

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