Touching lives and uplifting the destinies of the next generation can be described as the objective of Realers initiatives, a group who’ve been educationally traversing Ikorodu division for the larger first part of 2022.
Campaigning against drug abuse and social vices, the initiative has not halted a bit in its constructive crusade of consecutive arrangements to bring out the best of future leaders from their cradle level.
United senior high school was the destination on the 25th of May 2022, after the group alighted Oriwu senior and junior model college a week prior based on the recommendation by the Lagos state ministry of Education.
Oshineye Abolanle Ayanfeoluwa (founder, Real youth for positive impact Initiative) told Ikorodu News Network (INN) that the outreach is a continuous teaching program to checkmate schools, sounding the alarm to students against every form of social vices and drug abuse.
Ayanfeoluwa, who also acquainted the students with the essence of the program exhorted them to pay close attention to every teaching session in ruling for the pupils to prosper thereafter.
Lieutenant Shokeye Michael old student of the school, assisted the student in reciting the school’s National Anthem and also engaged them in not falling prey to cultism and its dubious acts.
Mike Ibikunle, a member of the Executive Board of Trustees for Real Youth for Positive Impact Initiative, took over the round in encouraging the students to spend more time studying and less time watching TV.
Mike Ibikunle continued, “you will become more of what you see, so it’s best to spend more time growing yourself intellectually rather than wasting it on things that are not relevant to your future aspirations”.
“Just like the saying, it is how you dress you’ll be addressed”, as students you must be careful of the kind of friends you keep because everyone has a different destination in life”.
“A modest student is a result of personal determination and commitment, so everyone who wants to become great in life must start by taking self austere decision to stand out” Mike Ibikunle asserted
Delegates from the NDLEA was not left behind as Assistant Commander of Narcotics, Mrs Sanni Oluwaranti (ACN) in charge of Drug Demand Reduction Units of Ikorodu Area Command, urged students to avoid peer pressure, which is one of the major cause of adopting the use of drugs without a doctors prescription.
Mrs Sanni strongly cautioned the pupils to avoid hanging around the school premises after school duration, she advised them to go home and spend time with their families instead of constituting nuisance thereby falling victims to cultism and drug users.
She was later assisted by Tope Ologbe (NDLEA staff) who further engaged the students on the consequences of abusing drugs.
Others in attendance include; Principal Mrs Odetola B.A, Vice Principal Academics Ajuwon O.M, Vice President Admin, Mrs Agboola, HOD Science Department and Mrs Akinwoye.