Have you ever been clueless about what a festive period will look like? Have you ever sang songs in anticipate of a special day? Have you spent a festive day hungry? Do you know what it means to be poor? How was going to school, easy or hard? Have you lived in a Ghetto before?
Today, Young protege Leadership Foundation, One African Child Foundation, Galaxy4Peace, United Action for Change and Dreams from the slum partnered to make this children’s day a special one for the children in Araromi, Ajegunle community. The media partners were Map tv, 3:16 metro , and Tobi illuminious photography.
The event was aimed at educating,inspiring the children to achieve their dreams to make the world a better place and most importantly help the children catch fun without bound.
Victoria Ibiwoye of the One African child stressed the need of the children to go to school, as education has the power to lift them from their current position to a higher ground. Tobi a volunteer from OAC taught the children about “LOVE AND EMPATHY”.
Mr Chukwuka onyebuchi of Dreams from the slum anchored the programme, Mr Isaac Success the Executive Director of Dreams from the slum organized face painting and play therapy with the kids.
The children shared with us their aspirations; Matilda wants to be a teacher, Muhammed wants to be a fashion designer, while Muiz wants to be a Nurse. Who will help this children achieve their dreams?
Pa Nelson Mandela said “Education is the most power weapon which YOU can use to change the world”, this is our question to the government, the philanthropist and to you reading, WHO WILL HELP THIS CHILDREN FULFILL THEIR DREAMS? I know you will ask Can i? we say YES, YOU CAN, How can you? with the little in your hands. YES, WE CAN.
Adjaka Seyi taught the kids how to play the Protege LEAD game, the kids learn and had fun while playing the game, Lateef won the game and was gifted a pack of the Protege LEAD game by Akinnike Michael Oluwatobiloba founder/Teamlead of Young Protege Leadership Foundation.
Pictures credited to Stephen Agboga of Young Protege Leadership Foundation