L-R: President Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro, Florence Egbeyemi presenting a plaque to Balogun Aminat and Sode Omowunmi of Girls Senior Secondary Grammar School, Obalende, winners of the 2016 Annual Rotary Club Ikoyi Metro Secondary Schools Debate Competition in Lagos…recently

Abimbola Akosile

Rotary Club (RC) of Ikoyi Metropolitan has supported its drive at rendering service to youths in its locality, by sponsoring a debate competition for schools aimed at pushing the campaign for basic education and literacy for children.

President of the club, Rotarian Florence Egbeyemi speaking at the event said the sponsorship of the 6th edition of the Annual Senior Secondary School Debate Competition was part of the key projects of Rotary Club Ikoyi Metro aimed at grooming future leaders, who not only have built the right mental capacity but will also be able to communicate their thought processes easily to the society.

This year’s edition was won by Balogun Aminat and Sode Omowunmi who represented their school, Girls Senior Secondary Grammar School Obalende, Lagos and took away a cash prize and plaque for their school. Both pupils thanked the Rotary Club for organising the competition and said schools around the Obalende/Ikoyi axis of Lagos always looked forward to the keenly contested event.

Egbeyemi said in her tenure as President of Rotary Club Ikoyi Metro, her aim has been to continue to foster avenues of service for the club namely Club Service with focus on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club; and Vocational Service aimed at encouraging Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.

There is also Community Service aimed at improving life in the local community; Youth Service for youths, and International Service in order to expand the club’s humanitarian reach and promote world understanding and peace.