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A Corps member, Ayodele Lawal, serving in Anambra State has donated writing materials to a group of secondary schools in Awka South Local Government Area of the state. He said the donation became necessary given that many parents could not afford to buy basic materials for their wards due to bad economy.
During the presentation of the materials at Community Secondary School, Agulu Awka, Ayodele noted: “The government is trying and willing to change our lives. At the same time, we must help ourselves as well.”
The principal of the school, Mrs Florence Ezeocha, praised the initiative and urged other Corps members in the state to emulate the gesture demonstrated by Ayodele.
“This is what we want our youth at home and abroad to emulate. You don’t need to be attached or directly affiliated to a group of people before you can be a blessing to them. This Corps member is from another school and has made significant impact in the neighbourhood. The world will be a better place if such gesture is encouraged and appropriately rewarded,” Ezeocha said.
She, however, promised the school would ensure proper distribution of the materials among the pupils with a view to ensure efficient usage.
Ayodele said the need to contribute to the state’s attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was his focus, stressing that he believed little efforts made by millions of people would make life better for majority.
The Corpers’ Liaison Officer (CLO) of the school, Daniel Mfon, praised the Corps member, adding that Corps members attached to the school would also do more to uplift the image and the reputation of the school. Pupils who witnessed the exercise also praised the donation and promised to make good use of the items donated.