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 joy of pupils and teachers of some selected schools in Ogun State knew no bound as Pega and friends Foundation celebrated the Children’s Day with them. Among the beneficiaries schools are:
Students with Special Needs
(Handicapped) Primary School Ilaro
Students with Special Needs
(Handicapped) Egbado College Ilaro.
Yewa North Primary School
Ebute, Yewa north, Ogun state.
United African Methodist Church School Eleja Pahayi (school 1),
Yewa South of Ogun state.
United African Methodist Church School Eleja Pahayi (school 2), Yewa South of Ogun state.
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 5,000 kids, educational relieve materials were given to the pupils present in the school during the celebration 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 five schools in Ogun state to celebrate the occasion of the children’s day.
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.
Ekunola 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 Pahayi (School 1) Mrs Omolusi F. O thanked Pega for remembering pupils of her school, noting that it was a unique gesture being extended to them as far as her memory can recall, Omolusi 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 Mrs Oderinde O. B Head Teacher of UAMC ELEJA Pahayi (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 Oderinde.
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 associating with them since last year and creating and making impact on the society.
The atmosphere was not different at Egbado College Ilaro, Students with special needs were so happy to received the foundation and the gesture was applause by school authority.
Meanwhile, Mr Sunday E.O the Head Teacher of Yewa North Primary School Ebute; lauded the kind gesture of the Pega and friends Foundation, describing it as safe our souls intervention.
Prince Ekunola who is also the Coordinator of Yewa Connecting Minds hails from Pahayi , a town via Ilaro-Yewa in Ogun State and it will be recalled that recently, the foundation also visited Stella Obasanjo motherless babies home in Ibara Abeokuta, Ogun State, Ibadan Home for Motherless Babies, Agodi Prisons Ibadan, IJAMIDO Children’s Home Lagos and some other schools across Ogun state and beyond.