Awka Rotary club empowers physically challenged, indigent persons
By Lawrence Nwimo
The Rotary Club of Awka Nnamdi Azikiwe University, District 9142, has donated free sewing machines, wheelchairs, trader’s umbrellas and aprons to some physically challenged persons, women and youths.
According to the president of the club, Rotarian Abuchi Nwozor, the empowerment program tagged “Economic and Community Development Mega Project,” was in fulfillment of one of the cardinal visions of the organisation, which is to touch lives by giving back to the society. He said that those who benefited from the club were randomly selected based on their physical and social needs.
He also said that his vision as the leader of the association is to make Rotary Club of Awka, UNIZIK the first household name when it comes to helping humanity.
Rotarian Nwozor noted that the donated items were sponsored by his friends, saying that this was just the first batch of the empowerment as there would still be more ahead.
On her part, a former Assistant Governor of Rotary Club, District 9142, Lady Stella Epundu, who also witnessed the event, commended the visionary and selfless leadership of Rotarian Nwozor, adding that the empowerment has proven that he is a man who wants the best out of the society.
Some of the beneficiaries, including Mr Anayo Olisakwe, Mrs Dorathy Nchekwube and Theresa Okoye, expressed gratitude to Rotary Club of Awka, Nnamdi Azikiwe University District, 9142 and its leadership, praying God to replenish and sustain the donors.
During the event, three sewing machines, three brand new wheelchairs, ten aprons and ten business umbrellas were distributed by Rotarian Abuchi Nwozor.