Sunday, 22 September 2019

Back to school campaign: Royal Leo lions donates books to pupils [PICTURES]

Ukorebi | 22 September 2019

The Calabar Royal Leo Lion club as part of its celebration of the 2019 World Literacy Day has donated several dozens of exercise books to primary school pupils in Calabar. TDN reports.

The gesture which took place last week in two designated schools in within the Calabar metropolis saw pupils and staff of the schools beaming with smiles and excitement as the gesture by the club is said to have been a big relief to many parents who having struggled to pay fees where caught up in the web of buying books for their Wards.

Presentation of Honorary membership award to owner of RAO schools Calabar 

According to Mr. Martin Bassey, president of the club, "The Free Books Project was to mark this year's World Literary Day. We understand that every new school year is always difficult for parents so we decided to support parents by donating books so as to lessen their burdens after they might have paid their Ward's school fees". He informed.

Mr. Martin who told TDN that the gesture saw the club visit RAO International Schools located at 36 Dan Archibong Street and Ironbar Primary School at Atu Street said this was to show that something good can still happen in the neglected area of Calabar South.

High point of the visit was the conferment of Honourary membership award to the 85 year old proprietress of RAO schools and enlightenment campaign on the dangers of cultism and the need to be good role models.

We Visited RAO International Schools at 36 Dan Archibong and Ironbar Primary School at Atu both in Calabar South to show that something good can happen in Calabar South at least.

Below are photo gallery of the visit: