By Adekola Afolabi
The 1991 set of Saint Louis Girls Grammar School, Akure old students association has donated a borehole to the school.
Speaking at the commissioning of the water facilities, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Omowumi Olatunji-Edet, who is one of the alumni association explained that the project was a collective effort aimed at giving back to their Alma Mater.
The commissioning of the water project coincided with the school’s 55th Annual Inter-House Sports Competition held at the school’s sports complex.
Hon. Olatunji-Edet, who commissioned the project, disclosed that the 1991 set developed the idea as a way of giving back to their Alma Mater, adding that she was happy to be part of the success story of the set.
She equally appealed to well-meaning individuals and corporate organisations to emulate the good gesture for the benefit of the society.
The Principal of the school, Mrs. Olubunmi Akintunde specially appreciated the entire 1991 old students association for donating the pipe-borne water to the school, promising to make good use of it.
According to her, the school has been aspiring for a day like that, describing the project as one in town.
Mrs. Akintunde commended the alumni association for what they have been doing to move the school forward, advising them not to relent as history will continue to remember them for their kind gesture.
The project Coordinator, SLA Alumni Class of 1991, Mrs.Yetunde Akinwale-Oni, said the idea to execute the project for the school was conceived in April this year after which the old students began to contribute for its execution.
She particularly appreciated God for the successful completion of the water project for the development and the use of the Alma Mater.
Mrs. Akinwale-Oni also thanked the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. (Mrs) Olatunji-Edet and other 1991 old girls for their support and contributions.