It was all fun and merriment for the over 2000 children as Change-A-Life (CAL) Foundation recently held the 9th edition of its annual Children’s Day Funfare at Beko Ransome -uti Youth Centre, Anthony Village, Lagos.
Change-A-Life (CAL) Foundation, a social non-profit organisation passionately driven by the need to enable and facilitate a better life for every Nigerian child, marked the global 2018 Children’s Day celebrations with a special programme it themed “Children, Time To Take Over!” by treating the beneficiaries of the foundation as well as several other children to a fun filled party.
Speaking at the event, the Chief Operating Officer, Sekinah Ayeyemi explained that the annual event is in line with the organisation’s mandate to promote, protect and preserve the rights and welfare of children in Nigeria.
“These wonderful children all around us remind us of the hope we have in the bright future of this great nation and we cannot but celebrate them every year through this event because we know that they are indeed the leaders of tomorrow. We at CAL believe that what we invest in them today would come around to transform us and this is why our foundation is passionate about the development of children and the protection of their rights” Ayeyemi stated.
Ayeyemi further explained that the event is also remarkable because it marks the celebration of the Foundation’s 15th year of putting smiles on the faces of all our beneficial.
In her remarks, Dame Abimbola Fashola who graced the event, commended the foundation for the laudable celebration. “It is very commendable that Change-A-Life foundation has continued to make immense contribution to the advancement of child rights as well as the social and academic development of the average child. Ms. Funmi Iyanda would forever be appreciated for her passion for children,” she said.
The 2018 edition of the Foundation’s Children’s Day event will remain in the hearts and minds of all attendees as they were thrilled with several fun-filled activities including several games (Spelling Bee Competition, Quizzes, etc.), choreography, music and dance performances, motivational talks, comedy & jokes, photography session and so on.
Some of the schools which attended the event include Corner Stone Private School,Elyon Private School, Majolate Primary School, Old School Private Academy, Shining Lords Private School, Pembroke House Private School, Golden Anchor Private School, Noble Stars College and Julius Grace Salon school.
In appreciation to Change-A-Life Foundation for organising such an entertaining children’s day celebration, Mr Olasunkanmi Ganiyu Bakare, Proprietor, Corner Stone PrivateSchool, applauded the foundation for their show of affection and love to the children, stating that the children would forever remember the wonderful experience.
While appreciating all the sponsors of the event, Ayeyemi thanked them for their support towards the successful execution of the children’s day celebration.
“We really appreciate all the brands that have demonstrated their love for children by supporting this year’s event; we say a big thank you to Noah’s Ark Communications, Indomie, Tastee Fried Chicken, Shoprite, Rite Foods, Ivory Pops, SoYummy Popcorn, OHM Publishers, Dano Milk, Grand Cereals Limited, Haansbro A&P Foods Limited, Kaptain foods, Fidelity Bank, and Chief Dr. Moses AdekoyejoMajekodunmi Foundation,” Ayeyemi said.
She finally called on other corporate institutions to support the annual event as a way of showing their love for children as well as in continuation of their social development activities.