BY DAYO ADESULU
For Wellspring College, Omomle, Lagos, the best way to celebrate its 10th anniversary was to affect a less privileged public school positively by building and donating recreational facilities to Olowoira Primary School, Lagos.
At the colourful hand-over ceremony of the recreational facilities to the school management, many pupils who were excited and couldn’t wait for the hand-over, went on to have a feel of it before the representative of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mrs. Olubunmi Popoola received it on behalf of the state government.
The representative of SUBEB chairman,Mrs. Gbolahan Daodu,Mrs. Olubunmi Popoola Popoola, applauded Wellspring College for the gesture, saying that the move would help boost the education of pupils.
She said, ” The Olowoira Primary School pupils would continue to bless Wellspring College management each time they use the recreational facilities and foresee a situation where it would encourage regular class attendance.”
On her part, the Head teacher, Mrs. Margaret Adebiyi, described the commissioning of the recreational facilities as memorable for the school and in particular, for the pupils stating,”Wellspring College has demonstrated the spirit of love and sharing as stated in the Bible.”
In his remark, the founder of the college, Mr. Daniel Isimoya, told the gathering that there is a special reason God directed the management to the primary school and that God would use the facilities to bless the pupils as well as motivate them to learn.
He noted that many adults did not get such facility while schooling and predicted that he sees among the primary school pupils presidents, governors, lawmakers and captains of industry even as he hoped they would make judicious use of the recreational facilities.
However, the Principal of Wellspring College, Mrs. Oluwayemisi Oloriade, said thatthe donation was made in the spirit of the 10th anniversary and in pursuit of the college’s avowed corporate social responsibility adding “the college and its management decided to provide recreational facilities to Olowora-Ira Primary School. Today, I really thank God for the realisation of this drama.”
She said the college takes cognizance of the needs of the people in her immediate environment and stressed that it is the culture of the college to cater for the needs of people at the Orphanage homes, old people’s homes and people at the rehabilitation centres.