Lions Club to give humanitarian support to Lagos community
Lions Club International said it will provide humanitarian support to a Lagos community in fulfilment of its projects in 2022/23 year. The Club proposed to spend an average of N5 million on humanitarian projects in the Ipakodo community of Lagos.
“The purpose of this event will be defeated if we don’t raise enough funds to actualise the community projects aim at ameliorating the suffering of the less privileged and downtrodden in our Community,” Oluwatosin Akinwale-Oloshunde, president, of Ipakodo Lions club, stated during the recently held official handing over and fundraising for the implementation of community-based projects in Ipakodo Community.
Accordingly, the club disclosed that it donated 500 exercise books and other writing materials to special students at LGEA Primary School, Ipakodo on 8 September in commemoration of this year’s International Literacy Day.
According to Akinwale-Oloshunde, the Lions club is noted for its service to humanity and the less privileged within the communities, hence the decision to focus on the Ipakodo Community for the 2022/23 year.
Akinwale-Oloshunde, who is the twelfth and first female president of Ipakodo Lions Club urged members and other dignitaries to donate generously towards the noble course and assured that their donations will be judiciously used to touch lives and impact these communities putting into consideration their needs assessment that was conducted earlier in the year.
“The tenure of a Lion’s Club president is twelve months which might look very short to achieve anything meaningful but I can tell you that Lions Clubs international is so structured that at the end of the tenure every presidents is judged by his/her success and relinquish the seat to the first vice president, that’s why everyday counts in the Lions Calendar year,” she stated.
According to her, the Club intends to carry out the following projects during the year, while also indicating that some have been done.
The Club intends to provide vision screening; provision of eye glasses and eye surgery for the general public. Diabetes and blood pressure screening and provision medication and treatment in partnership with Ipakodo health centre.
It also intends to conduct some screening and provide hearing aids to the pupils of local government special school, Ebute Ipakodo, Ikorodu, Lagos. Donation of foodstuffs, clothing and household materials to child live line centre, a special home for the abandoned children in Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos.
Conduct skill acquisition and empowerment programmes for the youth and widows in the community. It also intends to feed the hungry, a programme designed to distribute food items to the less privileged in the community.
The Club will also conduct Paediatric cancer sensitisation and awareness campaigns within the 2022/23 year. Just as it plan to carry out environmental sanitation awareness and tree planting campaigns.
Ipakodo Lions Club will make provision of an equipped sick bay for the pupils of local government special school Ebute, Ipakodo, Ikorodu, Lagos.