Rotary club donates 90 desks, 3,000 books to schools in Plateau


Jos, Plateau.

The Rotary Club of Jos Central has donated 90 school desks and 3,000 exercise books to improve learning condition for pupils of three primary schools in Plateau.

The schools that benefitted from the gesture are LEA Yelwa Zangam Primary School,Jos; St. Theresa Primary School, Jos; and St. Michael Primary School, Heipang.

The Jos Central District Governor, Dr Kayode Fasua, during the presentation of the items at the various schools, said the gesture was in line with Rotary International’s programme for the year.

Fasua said that the “Dust to Desk Project” of Rotary was aimed at serving humanity.

“In Rotary, we have our thematic areas of focus; literacy is one of them. I’m happy to be here to make the presentation of the desks and exercise books.

“We want to see the pupils comfortable while having their studies, we therefore urge the school managements to make the best use of the donated items.

“We believe the gesture will enhance the learning and comfort of the pupils as the items donated are strictly for the pupils,” he said.

Fasua urged organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to engage more in humanitarian activities that would improve and impact lives and would lessen the burden on the government at all levels.

Mr Bala Peter, Head Teacher, LEA Yelwa Zangam Primary School, commended the Rotary club for its continuous support in creating a conducive learning environment for pupils.

Peter recalled that Rotary Club of Jos Central had, in the past, donated desks, uniforms, bags and exercise books to the school, which greatly impacted learning.

“The school had received 30 desks initially from this club and this current donation of 30 desks has made it 60 desks. This gesture would enable 120 pupils seat comfortably while learning rather than seat on the floor,” he said.

The school’s Health Prefect, Fatima Danladi, thanked the club for its kind gesture, saying the pupils would have more seats to sit on while learning.

Similarly, the Head Teacher of St. Theresa Primary School, Mrs Victoria Jamang, commended the club for its intervention.

Jamang said the donation made by the club has made the environment conducive which would enhance learning.

Mrs Patience Emmanuel, Head Teacher, St. Michael Primary School, Heipang, said the intervention done by the Rotary Club, Jos Central, was apt to enhance learning.

Emmanuel commended the club for its donation as the act has created a conducive learning environment for the pupils.

Each school received a donation of 30 desks and 1,000 exercise books.


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