Rotary Club Provides Succor to Providence Home
…Donates Cash, Industrial, Knitting Machines
The Rotary Club of Uyo Shelter Afrique has extended her succour to Handmaids of Holy Child Jesus Convent (Providence Home), showering cash gift, industrial and knitting machines to the catholic community to enhance the wellbeing of the inmates of the charity home.
The solemn event which was part of the vocational services of the International humanitarian group was chaired by the president of the Rotary Club of Uyo Shelter Afrique, Rotn. Chibuzo Iroadu who handed over the items to the charity home located along Nwaniba Road, Uyo on behalf of Rotarians.
Setting the tone at the event which also witnessed the training of the inmates of the Charity home on soap making and motivational talks to boost their morale, the President, Mrs Iroadu explained that vocational skill is truly the need of the hour, stressing that people should be aware about the benefits of having vocational skills in order to encourage it in our society.
According to the President, “In our growing age we have been thought to work hard and make successful careers in professions like Medicine, Engineers, Accounting and so on. The times have changed and society itself is getting evolved and what we need in the current time is educational system that teaches skills instead of just providing us with education”.
She opined that the Rotary International observes the month of January as a month where they celebrate vocational skills as an area of service.
“As part of Rotary’s guiding principles and the avenue of services, vocational service calls on Rotarians to empower others by using their unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others discover new professional opportunities and interest,” She reiterated.
The president expressed gratitude to Daughters of charity of St.Vincent De Paul for the good work they have been doing.
In her words, “They provide selfless service by catering for the less privileged, pick women from the road side, cloth, shelter and feed them.
“They have created an inclusive education for children with special needs and also the women development center to assist those that cannot afford basic education. They are indeed people of action”.
Speaking on the topic Nuggets for Champions, Mrs Chibuzo Iroadu charged the participants who aspire to be successful in life to have positive mindset, appreciate and celebrate others and learn to dream big.
She added that one must be bold to look into the future to overcome challenges and open oneself to solving issues stressing that the only limitation you have is in your mind.
The president, who urged the people to have a burning desire for success in the new year noted that within every challenge lies an opportunity.
“Opportunities abound, let your perception be right as opportunities only meet those that are prepared” she highlighted.
The Rotary President maintained that a vision without action remains daydreaming and action without vision a nightmare, emphasizing that the need to develop new skills and high-performance culture remains imperative.
Receiving the gifts on behalf of the management of the providence home, Revd. Sr Catherine Nkereuwem expressed deep seated gratitude to the Rotary Club of Uyo Shelter Afrique for the kind intervention and prayed God to replenish their purse.
She also described the motivational talks as soul lifting and the acquired soap making skills at the event as timely and very helpful in the current harsh economy.