Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
The Old Students of Cherubim and Seraphim College, Ilorin, Kwara State (1999 set) have reiterated their commitment to provide more support to the college so as to advance the infrastructural development and educational excellence of the school.
The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the 1999 Set of the college, Mr. Shola Afolayan made the pledge in Ilorin while speaking with journalists on the contributions of the association to the institution.
He said the association has been united since their graduation in 1999 to add more value to the provision of quality education to the students of the college.
According to him, “We are Alumni under the aegis of ‘99 Impact Makers Foundation, driven by a collective vision to illuminate the path to a brighter future for our beloved community.
“In 2018, a group of compassionate individuals, all alumni of Cherubim & Seraphim College Ilorin, who had graduated together in the year 1999, united with a common purpose.
“From that moment, their journey has been nothing short of extraordinary, leaving behind a legacy of hope, acts of kindness, and profound transformations for our alma mater.”
He said, “During the Christmas celebration of 2018, we visited an orphanage home, bringing smiles and warmth to the children’s faces.
“Additionally, we distributed essential writing materials to students so that education remained a priority. The impact, however, extended far at Cherubim and Seraphim College, Ilorin, ensuring beyond this initial endeavor.
“In a remarkable display of benevolence, we generously provided cash donations and scholarships to 10 underprivileged students still attending Cherubim and Seraphim College, thus lighting the path towards a brighter and more promising future for these young scholars.”
He added that, “In 2020, our commitment to the community remained steadfast as we distributed COVID19 relief packages to vulnerable individuals, offering a lifeline during a challenging time. Food donations to widows and the less privileged further solidified their role as changemakers.
“In 2021, the foundation continued their unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on their community. We embarked on a visit to a Muslim children’s home, where we presented not only food items and clothes but also monetary support, spreading joy and hope to those in need.
“Additionally, the foundation extended their benevolent reach to an orphaned boy, offering crucial assistance.”
Afolayan, however, assured that the Alumni would continue to rise to the need of the college in order to add more value to the educational development of the state.