On Tuesday 29th Local boy Ayo Ajao donated $350.80 that he had raised to the Port Lincoln Rotary Club President. He chose as his year four project to raise money to aid the fight against Polio, he filled a jar with jellybeans and sold guesses as to the number of beans in the jar.
He sold these at the Navigators College which he and his sister Abby attend and at a Rotary Club meeting on the night that he handed the money over. It happens that Rotarian David Forbes had the correct guess at 375
It happened to be a night that the Rotary District Governor Doug Layng attended so he was able to see community participation in action. It is probably not a surprise that Ayo chose Polio as his target and Rotary as his partner, what is a surprise is that one so young has the foresight to participate in the ongoing battle against Polio.
His parents are Dr Kay Ajao and Nike Ajao who is a nurse at the Port Lincoln Hospital, Dr Kay is a very committed community supporter and for a man who is so busy is an active Rotarian often attending working bees and the like.
President John Myers was able to announce that there have been no new cases of Polio reported in Africa in the last twelve months and that the remaining trouble spots are Iran and Afghanistan, with the help of the Gates Foundation and a number of Governments Rotary International is still taking the fight right up to the remnants of the Polio threat, whatever support the local community feels it is able to give is greatly appreciated.