ROTARY Club of Awka, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), led by Abuchi Nwozor has given out items in Awka, to assist the poor in their various areas of life. The project was tagged ‘Economic and Community Development Mega Project.
The event, held at Finotel Classic Hotel, Agu Awka, attracted the the Past Assistant Governor, Rtn. Emman Udeh Akpe, Assistant Governor of Zone 8, Rtn. Emma Nnagbo, the chairman of the event and Past Assistant Governor, Rtn. Stella Epundu, past presidents, among others.
Speaking during the fellowship, Rtn. Abuchi Nwozor said he joined Rotary to touch lives and had made thorough research before carrying out the exercise to ensure that the beneficiaries are the core indigents.
“Many of them have learnt about sewing but they do not have money to purchase sewing machines. Some are street traders who have no money to buy umbrellas to protect themselves and their goods under shade while the disabled could not also afford the cost of wheel chairs in the market. These items have been used to empower them while palliatives will be distributed to them on 20th December. The reason is to project Rotary in a better pedestal and not backwards”.
He said the items were sponsored by his friends and associates, including WINCO Foam, Paulinus Ugochukwu Foundation, Sir. Ndu Ughammadu, MFR and so on.
Rtn. Stella Epundu thanked the president and club members for the gesture and urged the beneficiaries to project the image of Rotary wherever they are.
In her words, “there is no discrimination in Rotary for indigenes and non indigenes. We help people regardless of where they come from. It is only the lucky ones that will benefit from such opportunities”.
While addressing club members, the past District Governor, Rtn. Emman Udeh Akpe stated that one of the reasons for joining Rotary is to touch lives and grow friendship.
“Rotary is a place you will have good relaxation with friends who are in Rotary regardless of the rough day you had. It is a hypertension clinic; such that when you sit down, you will forget all your worries. Anywhere there is no friendship, there will be no love ,” he said.
Udeh Akpe pledged to give the club additional sewing machines to support the project.
The Assistant Governor of Zone 7, Rtn. Emma Nnagbo expressed his joy and said that the club had come to stay for carrying out such a big program and prayed that all their efforts will not be in vain.
Beneficiaries of the items were Onyinye Abah, Obianuju Ochienyi, Amara Mmadu, Grace Ubah, Blessing Joy, Onyinyechi Chuks, Ogechi Mbakwe, Rita Ezu, Cecilia Amobi, Emmanuela Nwabude, Theresa Ebocha and Oge Unachukwu . Others are Iquitos Nchekwube, Theresa Okoye and Anayo Olisakwe.
Onyinye Abah thanked members of the club aand prayed for God’s blessings, long life and prosperity upon them.
She said, “I am very happy for benefitting from Rotary today. I thank them and pray for God’s continuous blessings and grace all the days of their lives”.