In line with its vision of giving hope, restoring dignity and performing her corporate social responsibility, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Lagos Province 1 recently embarked on putting smile on the face some of the residents of Ebute-Meta and Apapa Road area by organizing a two day moment of hope, reports OLAYINKA LATONA.
The programme according to the Special Adviser to General Overseer on Administrative and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola was in line with the mandate given by the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye that the church must ensure implementation of projects within their locality to complement government’s efforts in providing basic amenities for the citizens.
In his words: “Corporate Social responsibility entails giving back to the society by adding value to the life of the people. Not only blessing these people spiritually but also ensure that their physical life also have a meaning. It was on this note that the entire Lagos Province 1 came together for the first time to stage this year CSR so that we can have a better impact unlike previous years. We have people from Ebute-Meta West and Yaba axis’s that benefited from this programme”
The Pastor in charge of corporate social responsibility, Lagos Province 1, Pastor Timothy Olaniyan explained that the province is not giving back to the society for the first time but has been in vanguard of seeing to the physical need of the less privilege. Olaniyan explained that the church collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders to achieve the laudable project
The two days CSR programme was well attended with over 700 participants which include both young and old alike.
The organisers create room for different points where the participants choose the vocation of their choice and they were extensively taught on different vocation of their choice. Seminars on healthy living, medical check-up with treatment and free food items, cloth, household goods amongst others were not left out from the programme.
Highlighting some of the activities he said: “Medical check-up with treatment are provided, empower the youths with various vocational training like, soap making, hair dressing including pedicure and manicure, craft making so that they can start small business on their own so that they can be useful for themselves and their immediate families. On going is building of school library for Kadara Junior High School because we believe in the development of Nigerian children’s education”.
On the theme of the programme “Touching lives in the year of signs & wonders”, Olaniyan said “We choose the theme to keep alive the vision that God gave to us this year that it is going to be a year of sings and wonders”.
Olaniyan also revealed that the church will empower some of the participants and also set in a monitoring team who will from time to time monitor the progress of the participants.
Some of the participants showers encomium on the organisers urging other churches and stakeholders in the country to engage on such activities. One of the youths identify as Bosun Oyeniyi described the programme as an eye opener for him revealing that he was bless by the RCCG programme.
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