By Suoyo Ekubo
The Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Cosmopolitan in partnership with Chairborne global Services renovated class room block, Library, Computer room, reactivated the borehole and donated desks at the School for Special Needs Children in Creek Road Port Harcourt.
The School for Special Needs Children in Creek Road Port Harcourt is a landmark in the education of the Special Needs Children in Rivers State. It was established by government in 1985. It started as a primary school but has expanded to cater for secondary school education.
The School which is an adopted school of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Cosmopolitan have also received 12 sewing machines and a Skills acquisition workshop to enable the students acquire a skill.
Speaking at the commissioning of renovated projects on Tuesday the District Governor, RTN Mightyman Aye Dikuro, who was Special guest to commission the renovated projects, he thanked the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Cosmopolitan for their services to humanity. He also called on people to join the Rotary course of selfless service to humanity.
He said, “those who are not Rotarians must have the Rotary spirit in them. I can only thank you Rotarians.”
“Rotary is not government, Rotary is not Church. Rotary partner with anyone who sees the world in the lens of humanity. We don’t care religion of the School, so far as there are human beings and there is need Rotarians will show up. We are Rotarians, we are professionals in different areas, we take from our earnings just so we can do projects like this, RTN Mightyman Aye Dikuro said.
He also thanked the School principal and the staff.
On her part, the President of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Cosmopolitan Izobe Spiff revealed that the School is an adopted school by the Club.
She said, “This is a School we have adopted and in the past we have built a library, skills acquisition workshop. So today we are commissioning the renovated work that we carried out in the School. We renovated the roof that was dilapidated in the classroom block, Library and the computer room. So all of those have been rehabilitated, the borehole and also donated desks.
“It is a School we adopted because they have always been neglected, so we think that even though they are Special needs Children, they need to enjoy the comfort and the little amenities that children in regular schools enjoy. It is a project that has come to stay, these are our kids,” she said.
Earlier the principal of School and the Representative of the Ministry of Education thanked the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Cosmopolitan for their services to humanity and the School.