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Rotary Club Donates Motorised Borehole To Ikolaba High School

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The Rotary International Oritamefa under District 9125 last Thursday donated a motorised borehole to Ikolaba High School, Ikolaba, Ibadan.
Rotary, which is an international service organisation aims to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.
Speaking at the commissioning, the President of the club, Rotarian Oluwashina Jimoh said they picked Ikolaba High School due to lack of water in the school which need urgent attention.
He said most communities do not have basic infrastructures to live on, the government cannot provide and do everything for the citizenry and this is the area communities need to feel them.
He said “We are a member of Rotary Club Ibadan, Oritamefa and it’s an arm of Rotary International, it’s one of our six areas of focus whereby we provide so many projects for the less privilege and where we feel the government has not reached.
“One of our six areas of focus is water and sanitation as well as disease prevention and control. By the time we carried out our need assessment we discover that this school (Ikolaba) did not have a single tap, no borehole, no wheel nothing whatsoever and here is a school of the population not less than 5oo students, we just felt we have to provide something for them and we are doing this in conjunction with our District, District 9125.
“We need to feel these gaps and put a smile on the faces of people who may not have a privilege of directly saying thank you to us.
“The management are so enthusiastic about it and we told them that sustainability matter a lot in Rotary, either providing it for them, we still want them to maintained it because maintenance is key,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Past District Governor, Art. Dele Samson urged the school to allowed Rotaract Club established in the premises, this will be a connection between the school and the Rotary Club of Oritamefa.
He said “The fear that I personally have is how they are going to maintained the project, saying there must be an allocation, committee and a perfect to monitor the borehole.
“There must be adequate security for this pumping machine otherwise we will subject this project been raided by thieves once they can do that, there will be no problem”.
Also, the Deputy Director of School, Ministry of Education, Mrs Bosede Abiodun said the importance of the provision of adequate facilities in school cannot be over-emphasised saying “It’s our belief that the donation of this motorised Borehole to the School will go a long way in adding values, in enhancing teaching and learning as wee as serving as an opening to improving the school in all ramifications,” said the representatives of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education.
In her remark, the Principal of the school, Mrs Florence Adewoyin thanked Rotary Club for the donation promising they will maintain the project.

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