• Celebrates his 53rd birthday with 53 girls
• Takes them to watch Black Panters movie
• Announced educational scholarship for 100 indigent girls
Eminent Nigerian Uk-based motivational speaker and top human resources consultant Dr. Dayo Olomu advised girls to be focused and never give up on their dreams irrespective of their current situation and location.
The event which was hosted by CEE-HOPE on April 7 at Makoko (the base of its biggest programs), featured girls from CEE-HOPE’s Triple G program in Makoko in cultural performances was also to mark the second year anniversary of Dayo Olomu Foundation. Fifty-Three girls were selected for the outing in commemoration of Dr. Olomu’s 53rd birthday. CEE-HOPE’s girl empowerment program, our largest initiative, benefits several hundreds of girls across Lagos alone.
While addressing the girls at Makoko, Dr Olomu urged them to be committed to their education and seek advice from knowledgeable individuals. He also fielded questions from them on academics, careers and other areas of life.
In her address, the founder of CEEHOPE, Betty Abah appreciated the Dayo Olomu foundation for partnering with CEEHOPE to impact lives of girls in the largest slum community in West Africa.
Abah highlighted the educational challenges children are faced with in Makoko which is a major reason CEEHOPE is committed to the educational development of every children in the community so they can be responsible adults in future, in addition to other initiatives aimed at developing vulnerable children such as them. She revealed that some of the schools in Makoko operate a daily school fees-paying system of N50 (Fifty Naira) per day yet many parents cannot afford the amount.
To mark his 53rd birthday which will hold later in the year, Dr Olomu sponsored 53 girls to watch Black Panther movie at Ozone Cinema in Yaba, close to Makoko. The girls where drawn from various sub-communities of Makoko including Ori-Oke, Iwaya, Sogunro and others. The girls, led by the leader of the
CEE-HOPE’s Girls-Go-for-Greatness (‘Triple G’) club in Makoko, Mariam Kusika, expressed gratitude to Mr. Olomu.
Dr. Olomu kick-started the scholarship scheme, aimed at sponsoring 100 children from Makoko ultimately, by announcing 10 scholarships for a start. The first recipient is 9-year-old Eleojo Gift Adaji, a Primary Four pupil in Makoko, whose school fees he paid almost immediately.
Abah appreciated Dr Olomu who was accompanied by Mr and Mrs Ayoola Iwayemi, for their kind gestures and desire to impact lives.
For the girls, it was a momentous and memorable outing.