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JCI implements SDG in Ibadan communities

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Some members of JCI during a Lassa fever awareness in Ibadan, recently.
By Victor Ogunyinka
The Oluyole Chapter of Junior Chamber
International has started implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
in the city of Ibadan.
The 2016 president of the local chapter,
JCI Ambassador Bamitola Akin, said in a recent media chat: “We are a group of
active citizens interested in making a difference in their communities, at
their workplaces, in their careers and in their homes. In 2016, our projects
shall all be in line with the sustainable development goals. We see our organisation
as an SDG partner.”
The
organisation recently visited Oni & Sons Hospital, Kings Kids Orphanage and Kiddies Porche Orphanage to assess their needs
and also made financial donations to the clinic and the two orphanages respectively.
This was part of a project tagged JCI Senator Adegunle Outreach and “the
objective is to put smiles on the faces of the orphans and ensure proper
medical care for children in Oyo State,” Akin said.
He added that “earlier this year, members
of JCI Oluyole visited Agodi Prison
Ibadan to give out mosquito nets to inmates, to also assess their
needs and to interact deeply with the convicted. When the Federal Government
announced the outbreak of Lassa fever, the organisation was quick to engage
market men and women on the preventive measures. They gave out flyers,
encouraged good hygiene, and suggested better approach of handling food
items. 
Meanwhile,
the Director of Publicity of the organisation, JC Olufemi Babalogbon has
announced that the organisation has launched a “Book reading tour in Ibadan
with the objectives of encouraging reading culture among students of secondary
schools and also improving the standard of education.” Babalogbon stated that
the organisation’s research showed that reading culture, being on a decline,
accounts for 90 per cwnt of failures in examinations.
The
Director of Community Development for JCI Oluyole, JC Gbenro explained that the
Outreaches are in line with SDG 3, which is “to ensure
healthy lives and promote well being for all ages”; while the Book Reading Tour is in line with SGD 4,
which is “to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education.”

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SEARCHLIGHT May 9, 2016 - 10:37 pm

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