2019 CHILDREN’S DAY FESTIVAL OF CHILDHOOD:

 THEME: “ CHILDREN’S DAY VARIETY NITE WITH THE ICONS” 

The commemoration of 2019, 6th edition Children’s Day Project held on the 1st of June  was a huge success and impactful on leadership skill. The night was full of fun and activities for the children who were seated in ten; around a table with an Icon in their mist.The an interactive activity was a worthwhile session for the Icons too.

This year we choose a social leadership interactive dinner, hosting ALL children inclusive with the Icons who have attained the zenith of their careers. This program is to promote the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for children; the aim is to promoting social inclusion for children. “Leave No Child Behind to Reduce Inequalities.”

Part of the project this year is the donation of more wheelchairs which 7 lucky children benefitted from the raffle draw donation of Cerebral Palsy Wheelchairs.

 The children benefitted immensely from this exercise and it will be a positive lifelong experience for them.

As an advocate for children and child’s rights, we believe a happy child will be a successful child and the ultimate beneficiary will be the society at large. Children have to be nurtured and at ICCF we know the herculean task it will take to develop the skill children will need to survive in a highly competitive world.

The one to one learning skills and interactive session with the ICONS; availed the children opportunity to interact, asked questions and learn from professionals on challenges, learning the road to success and how to survive in life. There was drama presentation on the qualities of a leader also the Lafiaji Fanti carnival displayed and entertained in their colourful attire.

The venue of the event was at the Golden Gate Restaurant, Glover Rd Ikoyi Lagos from 5pm-8pm.

 The Golden Gate restaurant management offered invaluable technical and structural support to us, to ensure the event was successful.

The event started by 5.00pm, with the arrival of Children, guests, ICCF team and support group members. The Project coordinator Mrs Matilda Otitoloju gave her welcome address appreciating everyone including the Children, she talked on the reason for the dinner with the icons; emphasizing on the benefits of social inclusion of children which helps in finding ways to develop friendships, relationships and mutual respect between children.

Mrs Abimbola Fashola, MOTHER of the day said the keynote address, commending ICCF team and their initiative reaching out to children on social inclusion, promoting the Global goals on sustainable development goals for children, she expressed her joy and asserted that the massive awareness on social inclusion will help demystify the superstitious beliefs on Children with disabilities. She concluded by calling on governments across boards, corporate Organizations and individuals with heart of gold to support ICCF in their social work and  long term goal building of a 40 bed shelter for Children with Cerebral palsy in Epe community . This is to enable the foundation make more impacts in our various local communities by providing them with funds and other necessary supports that will aid and encourage the organization to cater for more children in our communities. She finally urged the parents, to see the ability in their disabilities, also help to improve on their weakness. Parents should ensure their children go for medical checkup, pay attention to their diets and nutrition.

The foundation Chairman Mr Bankole Animashaun gave the closing remarks, encouraged everyone present to be part of the awareness to promote inclusion of Children, he finally appreciated and applauded ICCF team and support group members for their great initiative, more importantly, giving the Children this best form of interaction with great personalities from different occupational fields.

 PARTNERING ORGANISATIONS/SPORNSORS .

  • MTN Nigeria Limited.
  • Shiv Lila Polymer Nigeria Limited.
  • NIPOST
  • Lagos State Min.Of Education (Special Education).
  • SEPLAT
  • Accident & Investigations Bureau (AIB)
  • BISON Communications
  • TVC Communications
  • Down Syndrome Foundation of Nigeria
  • Mrs  Abimbola  Fashola
  • Mr  Tade Azeez
  • Sir  ABC Orjiakor
  • LAWMA
  • Mr Ola Oresanya
  • Dr Kweku Tanor
  • Mr Tunde Bank-Anthony
  • Mr Kolawole Peregrino
  • Mr Tokunbo Talabi
  • Mr Phillip Ikeazor
  • Mr Tunde Adebanjo
  • Mrs GS Adepo
  • Festus Fajemilo Foundation
  • Onikan Health Care Center- LAGOS ISLAND
  • Dr Segun Ogboye
  • Engineer Akin Olateru
  • Prince Julius Adelusi  (Julie Pharmacy)
  • Mr Kemi Pinheiro

The following ICONS were given awards in appreciation of their time, skills and knowledge shared with the Children

  • MRS JOYCE ONAFOWOKAN………………………Former S.A to governor Ambode on Social development
  • CHIEF MRS RISIKAT ODUMOSU…………………..Fabric merchant (iya oloja alaso in Lagos state)
  • DR SEGUN OGBOYE………………………………..Chief medical director Onikan Health Center
  • AVM FEMI GBADEBO……………………………….CEO Benola Cerebral Palsy initiatives
  • MR LAI ANI-MUMUNEY……………………………..CEO Transylvania Nigeria Limited
  • ENGINEER AKIN OLATERU……………………….CEO Accident & Investigations Bureau (AIB)
  • MR MIKE OKWUCHA……………………………….Senior present TVC Communications
  • PRINCE BISI OLATILO………………………………CEO BISCON Communications
  • MR SHOLA TINUBU………………………………….CEO Standard Chartered Insurance Brokers  (SCIB)
  • MR SEGUN OGUNIDPE…………………………….Board member Nordica fertility Clinic
  • MRS ABIOLA AYENI…………………………………Manager NIPOST Lagos
  • MR OLA ORESANYA……………………………….MD LAWMA
  • MR KEMI PINHEIRO……………………………… CEO PINHEIRO LP (SAN)

EXPENSES (300 PARTICIPANTS)

S/N ITEMS UNIT COST TOTAL COST
  PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM 20,000 20,000
  VENUE CLEANING 10,000 10.000
  BANNERS 30,000 30,000
  SOUVENIERS (SCHOOLBAGS, STATIONERIES, GOODIES)  FOR 250 CHILDREN 2800 700,000
  FOOD- THREE COURSE MEAL /DRINKS 10,000 3,000,000
  PRINTING/ BANNERS 50,000 50,000
  DESIGNED T-SHIRT FOR CHILDREN – 250 KIDS 1600 500,000
  ENTERTAINMENT 30,000 30,000
  VOLUNTEERS -10 3000 30,000
  7 – CEREBRAL PALSY WHEELCHAIR 250,000 1,750,000
  MISCELLENOUS 150,000 150,000
  TOTAL   6, 350,000

Major part of the money spent were donations from our partners and sponsors from good spirited individuals.

Generally we could not break even, but we tried as much as possible to manage the resources we had to the best of our ability. All together,
“ CHILDREN’S DAY VARIETY NITE WITH THE ICONS”was a huge success.

 

ATTENDANCE FOR THE DINNER

PARENTS (Male/Female………………………………………………………………………..40

ICCF SUPPORT GROUP MEMBERS …………………………………………………………20

ICCF TEAM ………………………. ………………………………………………………………10

VOLUNTEERS …………………………………………………………………………………….10

ICONS……………………………………………………………………………………………….20

CHILDREN …………………………………………………………………………………………200

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS………………………………………………………………………….300

Mrs Fashola giving her speech.
ICCF Project coordinator welcoming everyboard with her opening speech
Lafiaji Fanti carnival carreta entertained in their colourful attire and dancing steps

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