It was a memorable moment when the University of Calabar Theatre Arts Alumni (UCTAA), Lagos chapter rendered an act of charity as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Under the theme, “Theatre Arts, Beyond Dance and Drama” the members of the Alumni organised a career talk at St’ Joseph’s Senior Secondary School in Surulere, Lagos. The facilitators tutored the students on the importance of Theatre as a career and the impact of the industry on society.
The Alumni Association also refurbished and renovated the school’s sick bay with modern medical equipment. Speaking at the occasion, the coordinator of the Lagos chapter, Mr Michael Odiong reiterated the need to give back to society.
“We decided to facilitate this project in a bid to satisfy the immediate yearnings of the school. Students will have a befitting space for a rapid medical response whenever needed. The career talk also helped them to have a basic understanding of theatre and the various careers they can earn a living from”
The global president of the Alumni, Mrs Rita Amuchienwa also corroborated Odiong’s opinion by highlighting the benefits of choosing theatre arts as a career.
“Theatre is a large industry and it attracts huge revenue for the government. From Music to arts, dance and other genres of literature, students can embrace it and follow a profitable career part that will augur well for them in future”
The members of the Alumni also distributed gifts items and souvenirs to the students of the school to encourage them in their pursuits of academic studies.