The Rotary Club of Naraguta District 9125 has renovated the immunisation ward of the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Utan community, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau.
The President of the club, Mr Obidike Ezeadileje, disclosed this during his investiture as the 39th President of the club on Sunday in Jos.
He said that the renovation was in collaboration with RC Utan to enable the centre facilitate safe delivery of babies at affordable rate and in a conducive environment.
“We undertook this project with RC Utan at N1 million.
“We plastered, put tiles and fix water systems and the ceiling, “he said.
The club also presented braille papers and food items to the Zawan Vocational Training Centre for the Blind during the event.
Ezeadileje said that 10 reams of the braille papers were also donated to the centre to enable them produce their text books, adding that two Braille machines would be donated to them at the cost of ?1 million.
“ Our major project for today’s investiture is the school of the blind. We have provided them with braille papers, that is what they will turn into text books to enable them read.
“We also had donations for their Braille machine that will cost ?1 million and we have also through the spirited efforts of our club members donated ?500,000 to aid them in food supply.
“That is one of their basic needs and we have gotten contribution of rice from different individuals for them too,” he said.
According to the president, the donation was part of the proposed projects he had for the 2023 to 2024 Rotary year on its basic education and literacy project.
He said that the club assisted some residents in need of wheel chairs and crutches and would donate 16 wheel chairs to Internally Displaced Persons camps in Makurdi in line with rotary’s theme of the year which is: “create hope in the world.”
He said that as part of its environmental protection project, more than 120 trees had been planted in some schools in Jos.
He added that other projects lined up for the year include dental care outreaches in primary schools, donation of school furniture and empowerment of the indigents among others.
Speaking, the Principal for the school of the blind, Mrs Ruth Tiptu, thanked the club for their intervention and described the club as a friend of the school which had in the past constructed their boys hostel and renovated its braille machines.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the club during the investiture ceremony also honoured six persons with awards for their various contributions in sectors such as health and education. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Source: News Agency of Nigeria