By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
Rotary Club of Hill-Top, Calabar District 9142, has awarded scholarship six students in Government Secondary School, Henshaw Town as well as donated textbooks/notebooks to 154 others worth thousands of Naira.
This exercise is under its ” basic education literacy project.
Presenting the cheques to the lucky students, the President of District 9142, Rotarian Glory Ebenso, said because of the importance education plays in our lives, the Club decided to invest towards this direction.
This is another way to encourage students whose parents cannot pay their school fees but a brilliant.
The Rotary Club International had over the years with its humanitarian gestures such as this touched lives, adding that “0i hope our presence here in this school ginger you to become a Rotarian in future.
She said that the Club has concluded plans to establish the “Interact Club” in the school.
Ebenso advised the beneficiaries Of The scholarship gesture to study hard to justify the award, adding that “this is not the end. We shall extend the gesture to other students in the shortest time
She called on those who could not make the list to be patient and study hard.
Rotarian Ebenso said that the club had earlier donated textbooks/notebooks to pupils of Government Primary school, Ekorimi, also in Calabar municipality.
While appreciating the gesture, the Principal of the school, Evangelist, Valerie EkpenyongHenshaw, described the gesture as timelly.
She said that the school had remained one of the volunerable government institutions in Calabar South local government since it was established.
However, she said, “God is with us to have you in our school with kind of gesture. Thank God too that we have committed teachers as well as brilliant students. This is our consolation, else working in this kind of environment does not worth it
“Here we have extra-curricular class we mentor them on How To become a big personality in future
She commended the Rotary Club for the numerous humanitarian work it has been doing to the less privilege in our society and urge them not to relent.
Said she, “you have wiped out tears in so many people’s eyes from this exercise. It is in line with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
The beneficiaries of the scholarships are, Rebecca Ene (JSs1-Jss3), Nsikak Udo, Henry. Peter Ukpong, Victoria Eden, Eyama Chima Christopher and Erin Jacinta.
The highlight of the event is the pronouncement of scholarship to the “Best Maths” students in Ss1, 2 and 3 by Engr. Rotarian Nicholas Obeten.
By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar