During a program titled “WALK A THON” in the Opebi community area of Ikeja, Lagos state, on Saturday, August 26th, the 2002 class of Mayflower Secondary School, Ikenne distributed food items and relief materials to no less than 50 people to mitigate the effects of the harsh economic situation on the less fortunate.
In a statement released by the chairperson, Mrs. Bukky Oyeti, and the social director, Sade Anjou, it was explained that the '02 set of Ex May carried out the charitable act because members suggested that, in addition to the usual donation and building of facilities to their alma mater, there is a need to extend the charitable act beyond the school for the benefit of the disadvantaged.
According to the statement, the 2002 set of old students association of Mayflower Secondary School Ikenne in Ogun State reverberates the spirit of giving through their alma mater by presenting food and relief items to at least 50 recipients.
They observed that one can only radiate the beauty of service and the spirit of giving by serving from the heart with small and continuous acts of love and compassion.
Alumni and former student associations are commonly believed to be created to assist graduates in reconnecting, networking, forming lasting relationships, and giving back to their alma maters by enhancing their human, infrastructure, and financial capital.
“Often, this association provides facelifting development to their alma mater through their ingenuity, but the ex-may 02 sets have taken it beyond the school grounds by extending hands of love to unknown street bearers in need while flying the Mayflower flag for their school”
In addition, they stated that the Ex-May 02 intended to inspire other sets to create hope, a potent call to action that echoes the transformative mindset of Mayflower Secondary School’s founders, Tai and Sheila Solarin, in 1956.
Beneficiaries were ecstatic to receive the meal packages.
Other executives and members of the Set observed that the event organized by the students of Mayflower Secondary School Ikenne in 2002 demonstrated, once again, the strength of a unified group working toward a common objective by spreading kindness.