Pega & Friends Foundation is a non-profit non-governmental organization that reaches out to the forgotten people in the society (women, youths and children especially) so as to give them hope and make life worth living.
The foundation celebrates Children’s Day with a mission statement to help less-privileged children in Nigeria achieve their maximum potentials by empowering them to create a brighter future
Pega and Friends foundation put smiles on the faces of about 2,070 kids, educational relieve materials were given to the pupils present in the school yesterday as these will encourage the pupils to be regular and punctual in school.
The Foundation championed by the Mandela of Yewa Land, Prince Ekunola Gbenga Abraham visited two schools in Ilaro-Yewa to celebrate the occasion of the children’s day. The school visited are; the school of the physically challenged children (Handicap) and UAMC School Eleja both in Ilaro.
Members of the Foundation who came from all corners of the country where seen having fun with the pupils as well as charging them for a better tomorrow.
PEGA speaking through Chairperson Social Committee of the foundation Madam Sunmisola Adeyemi, said he was delighted to deliver on the mission statement of the foundation by giving back to less-privileged kids in the society, who he noted were the future of tomorrow.
He noted that he was never in doubt of the potentials that less-privileged kids possess but added that for them to attain their full potentials they must be supported by well-meaning individuals in the society and corporate bodies, who he stated have crucial roles to play in capacity development of young ones.
The end of Ekunola’s speech was greeted by wild applause from the kids, teachers and elders who turned out in their numbers for the ceremony.
Responding, Head Teacher of
UAMC ELEJA ILARO (School 1) Alhaji Gafar thanked Pega for remembering pupils of his school, noting that it was a unique gesture being extended to them as far as his memory can recall Galfar urged successful Nigerians to help the needy ones in the society, warning that failure to do such would only increase the number of delinquents in the land.
Also Mr Ademabayoje Head Teacher of
UAMC ELEJA ILARO (School II) Expressed gratitude to the foundation ”We thank Gbenga Ekunola and his friends for this kind gesture and hope that others will emulate him so that the future of these little ones will be brighter”, said Ademabajoye.
Afterwards, the gifts in the goody bags were given to the pupils, who beamed with wild smiles as they danced away to the blaring sound.
Receiving the quests, the proprietress of School for Special Children Mrs Babatunde said that though Special Children have been neglected in the society, we thank Pega and Friends Foundation for remember them today and creating and making impact on the society.
Prince Ekunola who is the Chief Director of Yewa Connecting Minds hails from Pahayi , a town via Ilaro-Yewa in Ogun State and it will be recalled that Late last year, the foundation also visited Stella Obasanjo motherless babies home in Ibara Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria.
Comrade Kusoro Jeremiah Olaoluwa