Tuesday, January 14, 2014

MRS ABIODUN OPEIFA'S FOUNDATION PUT SMILES ON WIDOWS' FACES



 Mrs Abiodun Olajumoke Opeifa



The Hydra Edge Foundation (T.H.E), is a not-for-profit and non-political organisation, created in June 2008 by Mrs Abiodun Olajumoke Opeifa and some concerned individuals to promote individual community empowerment development and prospects through wealth creation. Since its establishment, this people’s empowerment initiative for Leadership, economic and personal development has made remarkable impact on the lives of thousands of youth and women, especially widows. On annual basis, T.H.E organizes an end-of-the-year get-together where the less-privileged, including widows and children are empowered with various items including cash gifts. The 6th edition of this novel empowerment programme came up on December 23, 2013 at the NYSC Camp, Agege, Lagos. During the programme, which was attended by the Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dame Abimbola Fashola and other prominent members of Conference of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), several business tools were given out to some lucky widows. In total, 10 Grinding Machines, 6 Deep Freezers and 1 Sewing    Machine were given out to various beneficiaries. Apart from these, a  free Micro-finance empowerment of N50, 000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) each, were disbursed to 20 beneficiaries.   There were also thousands of bags of rice, vegetable oil and other vital items distributed to the less privileged at the event. Another high point of the event was the presentation of N1, 793,000 Scholarship Cheque to Master Ayomide Adebayo. The cheque provided by The Hydra Edge Foundation under the Dame Abimbola Fashola Scholarship Scheme, was given to Adebayo, a 13-year old student of Methodist Boys High School as result of his exceptional academic brilliance in the school. Towards the end of the programme, The Award of Life Patron of the Foundation was presented to Prince Adebisi Adedokun (Baba Odeomu) in recognition of his unprecedented support for Foundation.
Notable on the First Lady’s entourage were Mrs Yemisi Tinubu and Mrs Azeezat Tijani. Other personalities at the event include, Chief Shafar Adisa Adaranijo (APC Chieftain), Mrs Esther Olufunke Opeifa (JP),COWLSO officials, Royal Fathers, community leaders and thousands of women, widows and children. The programme was anchored Taiwo Adelanwa a.k.a Bountiful and Nollywood actor Yemi Solade while MC Kirikiri provided jokes at intervals.
The Founder/CEO of The Hydra Edge Foundation, Mrs Abiodun Olajumoke Opeifa, holds a degree from Loyola University in Chicago, she also has a Masters degree in Social Work from Governor’s State University in Illinois, Chicago in the United States. An exceedingly selfless individual and a noteworthy philanthropist with an unusual passion for the down-trodden, Mrs Abiodun Olajumoke Opeifa is happily married to award-winning Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Hon Kayode Opeifa and the marriage is blessed with wonderful children.

The First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Abimbola Fashola and her entourage arriving at the  event
Some of the Empowerment Items
Some of the Empowerment Items
MC KIRIKIRI

Officials of COWLSO (L-R) Mrs Funmi Obajimi, Mrs Olaitan Ipaye, Chief (Mrs) Sherifat Adetoro & Mrs Elizabeth Ayilara

Mrs Bisola A Alausa, Mrs Idera Oki, Mrs Alaba Fujah and Pastor (Mrs) Lara Abari
A cross section of beneficiaries

Mrs Esther Olufunke Opeifa  (JP) (right) & Mrs Adesola Folarin

(L-R) Dame Abimbola Fashola, presenting a scholarship cheque to student Ayomide Adebayo (2nd left)  on behalf of the Hydra Edge Foundation while, Mrs Opeifa (2nd right) and parents of the recipient, S.E (Prophet) Olajide Adebayo (Middle) & Mrs Adebimpe Adebayo (Left), and his Sister looks on

Compere of the Event, Actor Yemi Solade and Taiwo Adelanwa (aka Bountiful)
(L-R) Snr Evang (Prophet) Olajide Adebayo, Student Ayomide Adebayo, Actor Yemi Solade & Mother- In- Celestial Adebimpe Adebayo

APC Leader, Chief Shafar Adisa Adaranijo (Left) presenting a Sewing Machine to Mrs Funke Adekoya on behalf of T.H.E with them is Mrs Opeifa

COWLSO Officials joined Dame Abimbola Fashola and Mrs Opeifa to cut the Hydra Edge Foundation Cakle

Lagos First Lady & some Royal Fathers posed with some of the Recipients of Grinding Machine at the Event

Dame Abimbola Fashola & Mrs Opeifa with some Royal Fathers celebrate with the recipients of Deep Freezers

Large quantity of Bags of Rice, given out

Prince Adebisi Adedokun (aka Baba Odeomu) receiving the Life Patron Award Plaque from Mrs Opeifa

(L-R) Mrs Yinka Gbemibade, Mrs Zainab Sanni and Mrs Titi Ajirotutu
Mrs Abiodun Olajumoke Opeifa addressing the Press
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I dont know this woman but i think this good. If everyone that God has blessed can always remember the poor in our midst. The world will be a better place to live. May God enlarge her coast.