It is with excitement I share Cares Global Network’s 2014 progress report with you. To date we have done the following to foster our vision of sharing cares and inspiring excellence:
§ Veronika Shoronke (Ijebu Ode) Eye glasses, mid-day meals for 2 terms
§ Ifeanyi Otisi (Ajegunle) A set of crutches and computer training
§ Adebiyi Laonil (Lagos) Cash to upgrade her trading business
§ Badejo Keke (Ijebu Ife) 2 sets of uniforms and mid day meals for 2 terms
§ Afeez Dauda (Ibadan) Barbing kit to aid his barbing business
§ Mary Samuel (Gberigbe) Purchase of WAEC form and school uniform
§ Tolulope Elegbe (Ibadan) Computer training
§ Onyeka Ikem (Ibadan) Cash to trade in eggs
§ Chinaza Paul (homeless child who lived on Kuramo beach) School fees
§ Wemimo Ogunbekun (Lagos) Support purchase of cake making equipment
§ Edmund Owan (Lagos) Support his aspiration as a musician
§ Damilola Adedayo (Lagos) Support training for his photography business
§ 10 Students of FGC Odogbolu some of whom have lost parents
It’s almost impossible to care without giving! We donated gifts to schools for the benefit of students:
§ Atunda Olu School (Surulere) received a new 4-in-1 HP Deskjet printer
§ Modupe Cole School (Akoka) received cauldron and utensils
§ Over 80 students received sandals in Odogbolu as part of CGN’s Sandals for Soles vision. Thanks to Encouragement Initiatives for helping with this.
§ 25 copies of Just Sharing, a compendium of inspiring articles for young people went to African Church Grammar School and FGC Odogbolu students/libraries in honour of Deaconess Ibiyemi Famuyiwa.
CGN partnered with like minded groups:
§ We partnered with the Federal Government College Odogbolu Class of 1990 to organise the Children Career Conference, which benefitted over 400 students in Odogbolu. Guest Speakers include Pastor Funmi Adesegun (wife of Ogun State Deputy Governor), Chief Taiwo Ajai Lycett, Mrs. Bimbo Bello-Oloko of LTV 8 and Mrs. Amaka Umeano. Support for this event came from UAC Foods, Laredo Ventures, Ekstramyl and FGC Odogbolu.
§ We organised Divine Connection’s Harvest Of Marriages Empowerment Summit (DC HOMES) in partnership with Redeemed Christian Church of God Throne of Grace, The Covenant House and Olive Tree. It was an opportunity for “Isaac” to be divinely connected to “Rebecca”. To God’s glory some of those who attended the event are now married!!! The guest ministers, Rev. Kemi Ijagbulu and Deaconess Ibiyemi Famuyiwa; were supported by pastors from the partner-parishes.
§ We partnered with RCCG The Covenant House to host a Breakfast Meeting for Singles & Married in Victoria Island.
§ We partnered with Children & Young Persons Development Centre Abuja to coordinate the participation of Nigerian delegates who attended the Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York. We also worked with other organisations to host students from Spain, France and Slovakia.
We initiated or supported capacity building programmes for nonprofit organisations and small scale companies:
§ Organised 2-day “Professionalism in Hospitality” workshop for staff of Laredo (Small Chops) Ventures in Lagos Island
§ Organised HAT (Hair Accessory Training) and Grief Counseling Seminar for members of WADSS (Widows And Development Support Services) in RCCG Camp Ogun State
§ Organised “Buiding Nigeria’s Image: Ikere Ekiti in Focus” seminar at St. Luke Church Uro, Ikere Ekiti in collaboration with the Ikere Youth Coalition
§ Supported leadership training by Treasure Field Youths in Obalende
§ Supported Encouragement Initiative’s Annual Charity Colloquium in Ogun
§ Supported the “Made in Nigeria” Conference in Lagos
Omolola is presently carrying out a doctoral research which will ultimately aid churches in their role of supporting mature singles on their marital journey. To fill the questionnaire, kindly use appropriate link: General (21+), Ministers, Unmarried, Unmarried II, Married.
Our board and staff couldn’t have done it without YOU; donors, supporters, the media and members of 4 committees that worked tirelessly to help us touch lives! Drum roll for: Mrs. Funke Treasure Durodola, Mr. Ayoyimika Sowunmi (UK), Ms. Clara Chinwe Okoro, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, Ms. Olufunke Akiyode (USA), Mr. Anthony Ogoegbunam (UK), Ms. Joke Kujenya, Ms. Kemi Oyewole, Ms. Modupe Odubanjo, Mr. Rotimi Akinlesi, Mrs. Busola Bolarinwa (UK), Dr. Samuel Keshinro, Mr. Yemi Lawal, Dr. Bimbo Okusanya, Ms. Premo Ojokojo, Dr. Zaheed Ayoola, Mr. Vincent Abulu, Mr. Seun Adewusi, Mr. Abel Adeniji, Miss. Adeola Alabi, Miss. Ayanfeoluwa Lawal, Ms. Blessing Mene, Mr. Elvis Okosun, Ms. Esene Enivie, Ms. Gbemisola Adeniji, Mr. Oladipo Oloyede, Mr. Olalekan Olorunkunle, Ms. Olubukola Lawal, Ms. Oluwafunmilayo Shopeju and Ms. Premo Olobio.
To position ourselves to better draw support and extend our cares beyond the shores of Nigeria in 2014, we registered CGN in the USA! To read more about CGN and what we do, kindly visit Cares Global Network, Willows Magazine,ACE 4.0 Project and Divine Connection or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish you an exciting 2014 and enjoin you to support us as we continue to share the love of God through which we are helping others to live, learn, love and laugh.
Yours in CARES,