The Mothers of Tomorrow Optimist Club in Jinja, Uganda organized this month with 18 Members. They wasted no time getting underway with their projects. The Clubundertook an initiative to provide basic skills training for young people in their area.
"For most of the kids, the skills are going to
enable them to earn the funds they need to take care of their scholastic needs," said Optimist, John Balinda. "They are being empowered to get back to school with little assistance because they have the skills to do crafts which the sponsors can buy or sell to their friends."
The Optimist flag is flying in another part of Nigeria. The Optimist Club of Igbaja organized with 17 Members December 23. Igbaja is located in the west-central part of the country, approximately 345 kilometers (about 214 miles) from the capital of Lagos.
"We plan to engage in medical outreach to compliment primary health care delivery services," said Charter Club President,
Olaitian Oyin-Zubair. "The Optimist Club also will work in related community service areas like road mending."