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Easter In The Ghetto: Pink Pearl Foundation & Oaken Events spread love to Children in Ajegunle Community | Hold Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness Lecture

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Children with their gifts

The season of Easter reminds us of the ultimate love Christ had for his children. In the same vein, Pink Pearl Foundation and Oaken Events extended a measure of love to the children living in the Ajegunle community.

The event tagged ‘Ajegunle Easter Giveaway’ was held on the 6th of April 2012 at the LA primary school complex, behind Ajeromi Local Government Secretariat, Ajegunle and played host to over 5000 children and 600 adults. It was all fun and games for the children as they ate, danced and cheered during the different competitions.

“Since government cannot totally get to the grassroots it is important for individuals, non-governmental organisations and corporate bodies have to imbibe the culture of giving as part of their corporate social responsibility”. This giveaway is just one of the things we do aside from creating awareness for breast and cervical cancer” said, Grace Agbanajelu, representative of Pink Pearl Foundation.

“Just as we had the December Giveaways, Easter reminds us of God’s selfless sacrifice of his only son, Jesus Christ, by giving him up on the cross to die for the sins of all mankind, so we planned this event to reach out to young ones and families who are too often forgotten this season”, said Mrs Ayiri Oladunmoye (CEO Oaken Events). “A lot of us connect and share love with our family and friends but do not remember to spread the love to people who may not enjoy these privileges. In addition to reaching out directly, we are using these events to encourage the spirit of giving.”

Medals were given to winners and the children were treated to outstanding musical performances from Yellow Banty and PupaShrieff. Gift items of different types were also given to the children, which marked the highlight of the event.

The event also played host to a breast and cervical cancer awareness lecture that stressed on early detection. Representatives from Tolu Medical Centre were on ground to provide free breast cancer screening to women present.  20 women were screened and 2 were found with breast infections.

This event was supported by Tolu Medical Centre, Staco Insurance Limited, Icare Foundation, mypassionmylife media, Laterna Bookshop, Buttercups, Wedding store, Zalitude Events, Teggies Bar and 12 baskets. Other attendees included the Education Secretary, Honourable Adewale Adeogun and Daddy Showkey.

At BN, we say well done to Pink Pearl Foundation and Oaken Events for putting smiles on the faces of these children.

More pictures from the event:

Giveaway Items

Children displaying their medals

Dancing Competition

Honourable Adewale Adeogun & Daddy Showkey with the winners

Lecture on Breast & Cervical cancer

Pink Pearl Foundation & Oaken Events with the children

Pupa Sheriff entertaining the children

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at www.deolascope.blogspot.com

35 Comments

  1. detola

    April 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

    thus is wonderful, pls keep it up

  2. LPS

    April 12, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Well Done to the organisers.
    http://personalstuvs.blogspot.com

  3. naijacopa

    April 12, 2012 at 11:05 am

    It might just be me, but I find the title of this article slightly offensive. Was it absolutely necessary to use the term ‘Ghetto’? It just seems a little condescending on the writers part.

    Just a thought!

  4. Missy K

    April 12, 2012 at 11:05 am

    God bless the organisers. This is very inspiring.

  5. naijacopa

    April 12, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Kudos to Pink Pearl Foundation & Oaken Events!

  6. Fashionista today and forever

    April 12, 2012 at 11:59 am

    AJEGUNLE is the ghetto. it ain’t beverly hills baby or Banana Island. PUHLEASE learn about Ajegunle before you comment. hiss

    • Demi

      April 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      We all know that it is. There’s no need for the writer to rub it in the noses of the beautiful people who have to (or choose to) live there

    • Baby Dee

      April 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Self acclaimed Fashionista, all i can do is SMH!. Seriously!!

  7. BlessedLady

    April 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    nice one pink pearl foundation & oaken events GOD Bless U 4 putting laughter on dis people’s faces

  8. Akos

    April 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I see these kids and all i see are lawyers, bankers, actors, business men/women, doctors, scientist, presidents, May God bless them and God bless whoever organised this. I am inspired to start something similar

  9. dbaby

    April 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    more grease to ur elbow Pink Pearl Foundation & Oaken Events!

  10. Ohsee

    April 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    You can follow pink pearl foundation on twitter @ppf4cancer or check out their website http://www.pinkpearlfoundation.com

  11. Miss TEE

    April 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    IREP PPF. Well done Orode and Ayiri
    http://www.pinkpearlfoundation.com

  12. Angela

    April 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Great job and more of this to be encouraged..

  13. some where in abuja

    April 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Ghetto.Where talent abound.

  14. Working woman

    April 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I totally agree with Demi and Naijacopa.

    http://www.prepqueen.com

  15. Ada

    April 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Well done Pink Pearl Foundation & Oaken Events!

  16. Jaydee

    April 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Let’s be in a LIKE-LIKE relationship:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oaken-Events-Inc/147161502068544
    Follow Oaken events on twitter @oakenevents1

  17. Baby Dee

    April 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    The event organizers named the event “Ajegunle Easter Giveaway” but BN decides to add “Easter in the Ghetto”? Seriously BN, your ignorance is alarming sometimes. In as much as i love this website there are times i find it hard to say i’m a fan. Today would be one of those times.

  18. chinco

    April 12, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    The founder was in nysc camp with me some yrs ago, and she organised a nice program in camp. I’m glad she’s still going strong. Thank God 4 her n all d ppl supporting her.

  19. Moses

    April 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Nice

  20. PD

    April 13, 2012 at 8:12 am

    but really ajegunle is a ghetto…..no need to fake it up….its real…..its no big deal….why the noise abt ?if you are so annoyed then please do something to upgrade them to a status that fits ur lifestyle…….. phewwwww…….well done to the organizers …..may Almighty God continue to bless you.Amen

  21. Rickie

    April 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Great Inspiration. Kudos to PPF & Oaken Events & thank you to BN for spreading the word. You can follow Pink pearl foundation on twitter @ppf4cancer or like the page ‘Pink Pearl Foundation’ on facebook. Bless

  22. Ndidi

    April 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Kudos to all who organized this!

  23. DR

    April 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    very thoughtful, God bless you Guys.

  24. Joy

    April 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Great job, I’m inspired to do something for my community instead of complaining.

  25. FashionStudent

    April 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Dancing competition? Really? Thats the best they could come up with? The pics of the kids dancing say it all! How about a little creativity and originality like poetry competition, 2minute drama sketch competition, smart dressed competition, quiz competition?! If u want to empower dont just give them fish (ie d gifts) give them a fishing pole too!

    • kCEE

      April 14, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      I’D LIKE TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH YOUR OWN TIME AND IDEAS!

    • joy

      April 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      LOL dnt mind the thwart! @ least this is the beginning who knows next time what they’ll come up with.
      Its so disgusting how people sit behind their desk and rant nonsense for those who put in some effort at least!

    • foreveryoung

      April 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      People can be very funny, because they put up the dance pictures doesn’t mean thats all that was done, for all you know a quiz competition must have been done! when you say give them the pole, do you want ppf or oaken to start paying school fees or what exactly. It was easter for Gods sake and it was celebration time.
      eschew Next time you try going to AJ, lets see how creative you can get!

  26. bukky

    April 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    hi. i just want to know how i can share my own story. i ve hyperthyriodism. so i want to make people aware of the disease. am just 19. thanks my no is 08137507998

    • Damilare Aiki

      April 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      Dear Bukky, Please kindly send an E-mail to features @bellanaija.com and you will be directed on what to do.

      Thank you and we appreciate the fact that you want your story told.

  27. iamfascinating

    April 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    at least they did something. Let us look at ourselves rather than others.

    http://www.thestunninglady.blogspot.com

  28. Sexy Little Things

    April 15, 2012 at 10:58 am

    well said fashion student.

  29. Ronke Ade

    April 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Keep the good work up… we need more like you .

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