In line with his dream to see students cultivate a positive reading habit, a philanthropist, Mr Kehinde Aloba has donated set of textbooks to Ijebu-Jesa Grammar School.
A scion of the Alobalehinbioke dynasty, the donor who is based in the United States of America is also a graduate of Ijebu-Jesa Grammar School. He graduated from the school in 1974.
While making the presentation by proxy, Mr Aloba noted that he was inspired by the spirit of giving back to one’s root exhibited by his late father for years and the need to encourage the coming generation to embrace positive reading habit.
According to him, “This is a way of giving back to my Alma Mata and encouraging the culture of learning and reading. This is to further knowledge and understanding amongst the younger generations.”
He noted that this is the first phase of the books project, adding that this will be a continuous exercise and the ultimate aim is to establish a community library. This, he said is the bigger picture that is achievable.
While receiving the books, the students’ representative expressed their profound gratitude to the donor for such a noble gesture. He also prayed for God’s blessings on the donor’s handiwork.
In her remarks, the principal of the school, Mrs Bola Adeoye eulogised the giving spirit of the donor. She stressed the importance of such a gesture to the life and future of the students. She then pledged that the students and other users of the school’s library would put the books to good use.
While praying God Almighty to bless and replenish the donor bountifully, the principal enjoined other sons and daughters of Egboro land to emulate such exemplary conduct as it will impact the society positively in future.