The Lagos Sapphire Lions club recently donated a three phase meter to Isheri Grammar school In Lagos. According to the president of the club, Lion Adenike Ogunsanya, this was part of its humanitarian service as well as the clubs determination to make learning conducive for the young ones.
The school’s principal, Deaconess Abimbola Ajayi the gesture would go a long way to make learning more conducive in the school. “Just before this there was no electricity in the school for about four years. I met it like this and we used to buy fuel all the time. I would therefore say that this has helped to save us a lot of money.”
Ajayi stressed that: “We are so appreciative of what Lions club has done for us. Interestingly, it was not in their budget but I made a request when they visited us for another project. The region chair, Lion Oluwole Adeyemi then promised to do something about our request and he did not disappoint us.”
She went on to recall what life was like in the school before this assistance. “I must say that life in the school has changed tremendously. The children had fans in the classrooms but could not use it in the past. Then we used to close up the windows and when it was so dark and we made use of the generator.’
Asked why the government could not do this, she replied thus: “I won’t say that the government couldn’t do it. It is a matter of priority and there are so many things to do be done in the school. This session the government is reactivating four blocks as well as providing two sets of fans and florescent in each of the classrooms. “
She adds that: “The meter is here but we still need to get it connected to the other blocks and like Oliver Twists we are asking for more. It would be nice for the other blocks to experience what we have here now. You can actually see the beauty of the school now”.