In celebration of World Humanitarian Day, SOP Initiative has decided to identify and celebrate women as some Women Humanitarians in our community – Amuwo Odofin. A survey and nomination were carried out and we would be sharing with the community some Wonder Women you should know who are making an impact and touching lives here in Amuwo-Odofin.
Mrs Titilayo Olukoshi
Mrs Titilayo Olukoshi of Mile 2 (Jakande Estate) Amuwo Odofin as a Woman Humanitarian. Here are what those who nominated her had to say about her:- She looks for children in her environment, most of who are now adults, counsels them as the teacher she is and as a mother. – She is an active volunteer in community services and engagements She also has been consistent with evangelism every Wednesday morning
Mrs Clementina Amedu
Mrs. Clementina Amedu of Mile 2 (Jakande Estate) Amuwo Odofin is being celebrated as a Woman Humanitarian. Despite the challenges she faced as a mother having to cater for seven children through school, she has still been able to touch other lives around her immensely.
Mrs Abosede Siwoku
Mrs. Abosede Siwoku of Mile 2 (Jakande Estate) Amuwo Odofin is truly a Woman Humanitarian. Here are what those who nominated her had to say about her: She used her small ‘beetle’ car as a ‘school bus’ to transport a lot of children at different hours of the morning to and from their school for a very long time. She champions community causes, negotiating and sorting out issues with different government parastatals and service providers on behalf of her neighbors when needed
Mrs. Mary Olumide (a.k.a. Iya Onituwo)
Mrs. Mary Olumide (a.k.a. Iya Onituwo) of Mile 2 (Jakande Estate) Amuwo Odofin was also nominated as Woman Humanitarian.
Here are what those who nominated her had to say about her: She’s has fed people in the community for over 25 years through her food (Tuwo) business. She helps with the sanitation of her neighborhood and has been known for this over the years.
Mrs. Onyiyechi Kalu (a.k.a. Mummy Nurse)
Mrs. Onyiyechi Kalu (a.k.a. Mummy Nurse) of Festac Extension, Amuwo Odofin nominated as a Woman Humanitarian. Here are what those who nominated her had to say about her:- She is a nurse that treats a lot of families in the estate. She does this selflessly with little cost. She has been given many emergency calls, even at late hours to help give healthcare services for families in the community, and though she is getting old, she still does this and many families still rely on her services. She holds fellowship for children in the neighborhood, teaches them good morals, and prays for them.
Alhaja Olaiya (a.k.a. Belgium)
Alhaja Olaiya (a.k.a. Belgium) of Mile 2 Estate, Amuwo Odofin nominated as a Woman Humanitarian. Here is one of the stories about her that we can not forget. A neighbor’s family once lost their parent and were at their lowest moments. Alhaja made sure that this family of 8 was given 3-square meals everyday for over 6 months. She has gone ahead to replicate this gesture to many families over the years and has done this via her thriving food business. Moreover, she has been one of our favorite and most popular food vendors in the Amuwo Odofin community.
Miss Christiana Ogbeide (a.k.a VJ Priceless)
Miss Christiana Ogbeide (a.k.a VJ Priceless) of Festac town, Amuwo Odofin nominated as a Woman Humanitarian. Here are what those who nominated her had to say about her: She organized the first-ever pageantry event recently with the aim to promote the awareness of Fibroid in women. She directs and produces short films and documentaries, getting most of her casts from her community in order to empower them it is our duty to bring change and make our lives better
Mrs. Kuburat Folorunsho Sanni
Mrs. Kuburat Folorunsho Sanni was also nominated as a woman humanitarian. Here are what those who nominated her had to say about her: She has been empowering women in the Festac community in the fashion design line, giving vocational training’s tirelessly at no cost to those who come around and those she is able to reach out to.
Miss Abiola Ajewole
Abiola Ajewole of Festac Extension, Amuwo Odofin is being celebrated as one of the Woman Humanitarians in our community. Here are what those who nominated her had to say about her: She runs an organization called Hope for The Hungered Foundation aka The Hunger Project, an organisation that has fed over 1,000 street children over the years. She has volunteered with several NGOs over the years to supply free healthcare services to communities. She started a program called The Weekend Backpack Food Program. The program provides non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food to children to ensure they get enough food on weekends – Via her NGO, she takes care of some widows, school fees, and medical bills of the poor and needy children.
We paid a courtest visit to some of these women to mark the WHD celebration and to inform them of our plans to honour them on the AmuwoCarol Stage on December 24, 2019