Rotary Club gives award to NGO, Catholic priest, NAWOJ chairperson, others

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By Martha Agas

JOS – The Rotary club Naraguta, District 9125, has bestowed an award excellence on the founder Child Love and Protection Advocacy Agency (CLAPAI), Mrs Kyenpiya Nyabam, for granting refuge 381 children.

In an interview with News Agency Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Jos, Nyabam said the award was an encouragement for her keep rendering humanitarian indigent persons in the .

NAN reports that the founder CLAPAI was recognised alongside four others at the Rotary Award Excellence as part activities to mark the global Rotary month of vocation in January.

“I appreciate Rotary for recognising me amongst others for the award and I dedicate the award to the children at CLAPAI Orphanage and all the orphans and vulnerable children in and Nigeria.

“We have two homes, two free schools and we do projects,” she said.

She called on individuals and to intervene in the challenges of vulnerable children in the , saying they were hopeful of great future with education and love.

NAN reports that the Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence is an award for an individual, Rotarian or non-Rotarian, who have a record of commitment and high achievement in their chosen vocations.

CLAPAI founder, who is also an anti- advocate and the coordinator of Media Campaign against (MECAHT), chapter, also uses sports to reintegrate youths in communities affected by inter religious crisis.

NAN further reports that recipients of the Rotary award of excellence were the NAWOJ Chairperson in , Mrs Jennifer Yarima, for fighting against abuse of vulnerable and children.

recipients were Rev. Fr Augustine Ndu, who is the of Our Lady of Rehabilitation Centre for drug addicts and Dr Emmanuel Miri, who coordinated the river blindness control in nine states including Plateau.

Among them also is Mrs Alice Ekeoha, a seasoned school administrator who awarded scholarship to less privileged children.