In commemoration of the Saint Valentine’s Day 2017, Marie-Louise School located in Lawanson area of Surulere, Lagos on Tuesday demonstrated the essence by showering love and gifts on the neediest in the society.
Led by the Proprietress, Mrs M.C Ibekwe, teachers and pupils of the school went out to celebrate the day with the aged, widows and the vulnerables.
Foods and gift items were presented to the selected persons with messages of love by the pupils.
According to the school proprietress, “this is the real essence of love. This is our own way of showing love and we are happy to impact their lives.”
One of the staff, Mr Olamiju Shokoya described the gesture from the school as an initiative of the Proprietress whom they all refer to as ‘our colleague’.
“That is her person, she always want to reach out to others. She has feelings for the less privileged, and she has been doing this for many years now.” He added.
Also speaking with our correspondent, a female staff, Mrs Christiana Eguoba noted that the occasion is used to teach the pupils lessons of love.
“We use the avenue to let them know that there are people who are not as privileged as they are. We involve the pupils so that they would grow with loving attitudes.” She stressed.
One of the beneficiaries, a widow who recently lost her only child, Mrs Adesola Adeyemi was close to tears while appreciating the school for the gesture.
In an emotion laden voice she appreciated the Proprietress, staff and pupils of Marie-Louise School. She also prayed God to keep and protect them all.
Other beneficiaries of the gestures from the school include; Pa C. Udoh who is an octogenarian and Mrs Adutan Omobola.
NEWSVERGE gathered that Marie-Louise School have been carrying out this gestures every year for the past 5 years.