OIF Newsletter Vol 2 No.2

The OIF February 2018 newsletter; the foundation visits Makoko on Valentine’s Day.

VOL 2 NO. 2

FEBRUARY 2018, NEWSLETTER

THE OBI IKENCHUKWU FOUNDATION (OIF) VISITS MAKOKO ON VALENTINE’S DAY

THIS IS MAKOKO!

The Obi Ikenchukwu Foundation (OIF) visited Makoko on Valentine’s day, Wednesday, 14th February, 2018 to show love to and share with the children of Makoko Community School. We could not think of a better way to spend the Valentine’s day than with these ones who we knew could not pay us back but desperately needed our love and attention.

Our special thanks go to Pastor Wale Adefarasin of Guiding Light Assembly (GLA), our partners; Woodhall Capital Advocates/Foundation, Tolaram Group/Foundation, Edgewood and Dowen College, Lagos. 

We are especially thankful to Mrs Moji Hunponu-Wusu of Woodhall Capital Foundation and Mrs. Kehinde Olaiya-Phillips, Proprietress and owner – Edgewood College who also accompanied us on this trip. According to Mrs. Olaiya-Phillips,charity is crucial to who we are and what we stand for at Edgewood College and it is vital for our children to experience and appreciate community services which can easily be achieved through charity”.

L-R, Princess Genevieve Ikenchukwu and Mrs. Kehinde Olaiya-Phillips  
 L-R, Miss Ekaete Obot Monday, Ms. Ada Nmezi, Pastor Wale Adefarasin, Princess Genevieve Ikenchukwu, Mrs. Kehinde Olaiya-Phillips and the Woodhall Capital Foundation Team

Pastor Wale Adefarasin, General Overseer, Guiding Light Assembly (GLA) rendered an inspiring speech just before our take off to Makoko, which served as a solid foundation for the journey we were embarking upon, particularly for our children, the students of Edgewood and Dowen College, Lagos. He admonished the children on the benefits of giving and not expecting anything in return.

On Sunday, the 19th of February 2018 during the church service, Pastor Wale preached on LOVE explaining that there are three types of love but focused on two – filial and agape love. Whilst he pointed out the importance of filial love (brotherly love), he encouraged everyone to strive to have agape love (God’s kind of love) instead. This he said “…can only be achieved by knowing and loving God Himself. It is a decision. It is a choice. It is a love you grow into…”. He further states that, “love that propels one to do or act is charity”.  We at the OIF consider ourselves blessed to be under such leadership.

Pastor Wale Adefarasin admonishing the children of Edgewood and Dowen College.

We arrived Makoko Community School amidst the excited chatter of the children. The excitement went up a notch when we distributed balloons amongst them in the spirit of the season and to cheer them up. We could hardly calm the children down long enough to eat the food provided by our partners, Woodhall Capital Foundation (WCF) (WCF feeds about one hundred children of Makoko Community School every weekday) as they were excitedly inflating the balloons.

Children of Makoko Community School excitedly inflating balloons.

Our children from Edgewood and Dowen College were indeed wonderful as they distributed food and the gift packs provided by OIF among the children, fed them and generally cheered them up or when overexcited, like the case with the balloons, calmed them down. Their conduct showed that they are under excellent mentorship and tutelage and we are proud to be associated with them. A couple of students from Edgewood College even offered their lunch pack to the children of Makoko who were not so excited about the meal provided to them on valentine’s day.

Children of Edgewood and Dowen College feeding and distributing gifts to the children of Makoko Community School.
Children of Edgewood and Dowen College feeding and distributing gifts to the children of Makoko Community School.

It was indeed an awesome experience and we thank God for giving us the opportunity to serve others.

The OIF would be pleased to have you join us in making a difference. We will appreciate your support towards our initiatives either by donating, sponsoring a GGISSG awardee or any of our other projects, subscribing to/ purchasing our bi-annual magazine “MINDS” or partnering/ collaborating with us. It all depends on how far you can go.

To be a part of or sponsor the OIF call us on any of the following telephone numbers – +234-818-0000-923; +234-809-830-0333; +234-1-460-5611.

To support our cause, please find below the OIF account details:

Bank Name: Zenith Bank
Account Number: 1013842933
Account Name: The Obi Ikenchukwu Foundation

N.B: For any legal advice/opinion please contact Sceptre Legal Services via any of these numbers 01-4605611; 08098300333.

Sceptre Legal Services is the preferred law firm that represents The Obi Ikenchukwu Foundation in all legal related matters.

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