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Rotary First Female President Takes Over, Unveils Sustainable Projects for 2022–2023

In order to increase both local and global effect, Rotarian Hajia Zainab Omowunmi Owonikoko, the Rotary Club of Abuja Garki Neighborhood’s first female president, has announced its sustainable objectives and programs for the year 2022-2023.

The Club’s priorities typically revolve around promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, helping with education, boosting local economies, and protecting the environment, she said in her speech at the official flag-off of the Rotary year 2022-2023 on Friday in Abuja.

According to Owonikoko, who will be in charge of managing Club activities in District 9125 Nigeria for the foreseeable future, family health outreach initiatives are one of our Club’s yearly projects. Competition for a career lecture and quiz competition for schools in FCT, organizing Polio /Covid-19 seminars, rallies, road shows as well as ponsorship of 20 Youths to Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA).

She added that others are: “Water & sanitation project (A joint project with our sponsored interact Club) tree planting/environmental Sanitation in our sponsor schools in FCT, economic & community development projects (women empowerment, donation of sewing machine, donation of grinding machine).

“Donation of Wheel Chairs to School of the Blind, donation of exercise books and school, donation of Laboratory equipment to our sponsored schools, donation of Medical Equipment to Health Center in our adopted Village, 1 year full scholarship to 30 indigent students and donation of Computers and Accessories to our sponsored school in FCT”.

“Having kept all our objectives of development of acquaintance and fellowship to promote vocational excellence and pursuit of service above self since 1905.

“Rotary International has therefore contributed to the promotion of peace and understanding globally through uncountable humanitarian services and project. We are united by common values and vision for the future as we sharpen our focus with targeted specific causes that will reach communities most in need.

“We therefore invite
the kind hearted public and private organizations to partner with us in donating/sponsoring of club programs/projects during the year 2022/23″, she stated.

Owonikoko, having emerged as the first female Club President officially assumed office Friday, July 1st, to pilot the affairs of the Club and work towards the actualisation of Rotary goals and ideal of service during the year.

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