The sole aim of his initiative is to draw public attention to the plight and sufferings of the Ajegunle children and youths thereby attracting public supports & interests to impact the ghetto children & youths. This is achieved by collaborating with NGOs, Corporate bodies and individuals in offering scholarships, feeding, bringing medical aid, marking national holiday parties (such as Children’s day) & offering a music platform to perform for the numerous up and coming Ajegunle musicians to perform.
The first Ghetto Love event held on 12th November 2011 on Oyegunle Street, Ajegunle where clothes & food were shared for the children that participated and subsequently two other editions were staged with improved incentives.
On February 18th 2012, the 2nd edition was staged to celebrate Valentine day with Ajegunle children and youths. Items distributed include used clothes, toys & books. The children were fed while various up and coming artistes had a platform to perform to the audience. The high point of the Valentine’s Day edition was the offering of scholarship to Gloria Peters, a 15 year old orphan who never went through primary school education but currently in JSS1 at Oshodi Grammar School.
On May 27th 2012, the Children’s day edition (3rd edition) was held at 21, Lawani Street, Ajegunle, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos. We partnered with REAL VISIONARIES INITIATIVE, NIGERIA, a Nongovernmental Organization that runs medical screening exercises in Nigeria. The group came with its team of medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists amongst other volunteers to offer free medical consultation, counseling and health talks to an average audience of 500 people (children, youth & adults). Free drugs were given to the participants. The impact of this edition was heartwarming as the people were full of praises as it was the period when all General hospitals in Lagos (including General Hospital, Ajeromi Ifelodun) were non-operational as the Lagos doctors were on strike.
END OF YEAR EVENT (2012 WORLD AIDS DAY CELEBRATION)
Globally, World Aids Day is celebrated in December of every year and we have decided to use this edition to mark the 2012 World Aids Day celebration where Ajegunle people will be opportune to know more about HIV/AIDS. The community is prone due to the reckless lifestyle of the youths & adults with various sexual partners with little or no knowledge on how to protect and prevent themselves from the dreaded virus that has claimed several lives.
Various awareness campaign activities have been lined up with the support of YEDI (the organizers of GRAZRUTSOKA). These include 5- a side football competition, various HIV/AIDS developed games, free HIV testing/counseling & displays to mention but a few).
An audience of about 700 – 1000 (ranging from children, youths & adults) is expected as the Soccer game is known to attract a lot of people to the venue. We intend to feed the children, offer them exercise books for schools amongst other things. Several up & coming Ajegunle artistes will also be given a platform to perform to thrill the crowd.
Proposed date: 16th Dec. 2012
Venue: Oyegunle open space, Ajegunle, Olodi Apapa, Lagos.
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Please be part of this to support my Ghetto people.
Kindly donate fairly used clothes, toys, babysitters, books, shoes, etc.
If you are interested in supporting this initiative, kindly send a mail to ([email protected])