The Consul General of Brazil Kicks off YES Camp for underprivileged children in Lagos
Yagazie Foundation, a non governmental organisation, successfully hosted the YES Camp for underprivileged children from different slums and Ghettos in Lagos.
This event was held at the “The Stable”, inside the Union Bank Sports Complex in Surulere yesterday, 4th of December, 2021.
The Consul of the Brazilian Consulate General in Lagos H.E. Francisco Luz, Mr. Adeniran O. Arimoro the officer in charge of Culture & Education and other dignitaries from the Brazilian Consulate graced the inaugural edition of the YES Camp.
The President of the Brazilian Descendants in Lagos, Sir. Graciano Martins sent his greetings to the children and entire team of Yagazie Foundation.
The Consul unveiled the YES Camp Project at the Hall inside the Brazilian Consulate in Lagos on the 29th of July, 2021. He also fulfilled his promise to kick off the YES Camp and threw it official open forever and declared it open to take place always, after which he asked the children, entire Yagazie Foundation team and volunteers to observe a one minute silence for late Sylvester Oromoni who would have turned 13th exactly on the date of the YES Camp (4th of December, 2021). He was a student of Dowen College Lagos.
From the observation of VON, we noted that the playing ground was partitioned into four portions, the children played soccer games, drills and rondos on the first portion, the children did several beautiful and inspirational paintings with assorted colours and art materials on the second portion, while the girls were lectured on Menstrual Hygiene and usage of CouldYou Menstrual Cups and Human Rights Education which the lectures was taken from the Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) Training books and Pamphlets on the third partition.
They played a lot of Strengthening and Cognitive board games such as: Ludo, “Ayo”, Monopoly, Snake and Ladder, Shot, Chess, Scrabble, Checkers, Strength and Counting Games.
Kellogg’s Tolaram Nigeria provided the children with sufficient Corn Flakes, Coco Pops and Dano Milk for Lunch, they had a lot of it while they were having fun during the Camp.
Additionally, Coca Cola Nigeria provided the children with enough refreshments which helped them stay hydrated while doing the tasks. In addition to the refreshments, they also supplied Cocacola T-Shirts, Caps, Cork Openers, Jotters and Bags which were used in packing all the gifts that were given to the children.
Yagazie Foundation provided the children with snacks, cakes and drinks from Coca Cola to celebrate Mr. Innocent Ijeoma, the Medical Director of the Foundation and Late Sylvester Oromoni who was gruesomely murdered in his school. The children joined in observing a one minute silence on his behalf and prayed for his eternal rest.
The Chairman of Yagazie Foundation, Mr. Kennedy Ezirim did explain to us in his interview that during his visitation to the communities where the children lives, he realized that they live in dirty, unsafe and unhealthy environment which causes Malaria, they don’t know their blood type and group, broken homes, poverty, trauma, molestation, hunger, low literacy level due to the fact they they study under dilapidated classrooms.
Yagazie Foundation assured that they could help bridge the gap if given enough support. They are requesting for support from the Government, International Agencies, Organizations, Financial Institutions, Private Bodies and Philanthropists so that they can visit more communities and provide them with the following items below:
Seedlings and Farming Tools
Special thanks to God, the Consulate General of Brazil in Lagos, PluggIn, Advisory Board, University of Northampton, Coca Cola Nigeria, Kellogg’s Tolaram Nigeria, CouldYou?, Youth for Human Rights International, British Corner Shop, Peace Passers, Kitaid, Drone 9ja, Perfetti van Melle, Colombina, The Food Bay and Individual donors.
If you are interested to support, please reach out to Yagazie Foundation on firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp us on +2348022388403. We will ever remain grateful if our request for donation is considered.
Checkout the pictures from the event below: