The Chairman/Lead Visioner, Jandor Foundation, Mr. Olajide Adediran has adopted and awarded scholarship to a eight year old boy, deaf and dumb sign language interpreter, Ifeanyi Obiego recently during an empowerment program in Ojo Local government, Lagos.
Mr. Adediran announced the adoption and scholarship while addressing artisans in different categories that benefited from the empowerment program of his foundation.
“I saw the boy standing on a chair during the program interpreting in sign language. I was impressed by his courage because I was once like him. I decided to adopt him to see to his wellbeing and sponsor his education from basic to the university. The Chairman said.
Ifeanyi is in primary three at Rojenny Children School, Ojo. His father, Ndubuisi Obiego is deaf and dumb and one of the Ojo deaf Association representatives that represent the physically challenged people at the empowerment program and he only brought his son to interpret for them.
The Jandor Foundation Coordinator in Ojo, Moses Ojo narrated how the boy came to the event.
“Bisola was the person that usually interpret for us but she was not available so I asked them to bring the boy. He did it perfectly and luck shine on him.”
In a related development, the non profit and non governmental organisation, Jandor Foundation also gave eleven beneficiaries trip to Mecca for the 2019 hajj. Large numbers of Ojo indigenes were also empowered with cash to start small scale business that will sustain them.
All the artisan groups and associations in Ojo federal constituency which comprises of Ojo, Iba & Oto-Awori were adequately empowered with tools, equipments, machines such as Clippers, sowing machines, grinding machines and cash. Market women were also part of the beneficiaries that received packs of food items and cash to boost their various businesses.
The eleven hajj beneficiaries appreciated the foundation and the lead visioner for impacting in peoples’ lives. They prayed for abundant blessings on him and the foundation.
In his own speech, His Royal Majesty Onijanikin of Ijanikin Oba Ashafa Momodu Afolabi commended Jandor Foundation and the chairman Mr. Ọlajide Adediran for giving back to the people. He used the opportunity to challenge all sons and daughters of Awori land to emulate Adediran by learning how to give no matter how small. He also warned the beneficiaries not to sell what they benefited from the NGO.
Present at the historic occasion were the Oloto of Oto Oba Josiah Olarenwaju Aina, Olojo of Ojo Oba Galib Adeniyi Rufai, Ojon of Ejigbo Oba Morufu Ojo- ola, Elewu of Ewuland Oba Shakirudeen A Kuti, Onishasha of Shasha Oba Nosiru Ogunronbi Lawal Babatunde, Onimore of Imore & Apapa Oba Taofeek Adegboyega Akeju, Onikotun of Ikotun Oba Abdul- Azeez Asiwaju -Gbadabiu, Elekunpa of Ekunpa Kingdom Oba Kareem Abu Kosoko, Ovori Of Ibeshe Land Oba Gausu Alani Rasaki ,
Elete of Elete Kingdom Oba Nofiu Dauda Odu-Owoiya.
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