April 11th world over is International Good Deeds Day and in commemoration of this year’s GDD, a Non Governmental Organization, Kids & Teens Resource Centre, today hosted students of LA Primary School Owode-Araromi to free breakfast with no fewer than 200 students in attendance.
Speaking on the essence of the programme, the Executive Director, K& TRC, Mrs. Folashade Bamgboye said International Good Deeds Day is a global day that unites people from 108 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. Having felt the need to reach out to kids most especially, K&TRC decided to extend a hand of fellowship to pupils of Local Authority Primary School, Owode- Araromi to mark the day.
According to her, breakfast is a very essential part of daily meal and as such, the organization deemed it fit to not only treat the students to a balanced diet but also expose them to the need to eat right as it helps their mental wellbeing and educational performance.
While also using the opportunity to thank its partners – Home Baked Bread, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, JJ Imagery, TKT Catering, Ewa nTiwa Fashion and Johnnie Multimedia for donating items and funds as the case may be for the success of the programme, Mrs. Bamigboye also expressed gratitude to all the volunteers for giving their time as well saying without them not much would have been achieved.
No fewer than 200 pupils and staffs of the school benefited from the freely served tea, bread and egg breakfast.
Reacting to the gesture, the Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Ajayi Adesola while thanking K&TRC for the opportunity to select their school amidst all others to be the beneficiary of the Organization’s ”Doing Good” activity for the year, she emphasized that its a call to action for other well meaning corporate bodies take up such challenge to bring smiles to the faces of less privileged children whose parents cannot afford such decent meals.
Other major highlights of the event include presentation of health talk by Abereowo Olajumoke on balanced diet and benefits of appropriate nutrient intake most especially for physical and mental growth of children and as well exercise and dancing sessions.
Gladys Japhet engaged the participants on energizer ”Banana of the World Unite” and the pupils loved the moment as they expressed excitement about the programme.
Some of the students who spoke about the programme thanked the organizers for coming up with the initiative just as they promised to relay the essence of the event to their parents and friends
K&TRC also used the opportunity to distribute free nose masks contributed by ProjectSafeUp to the students as part of efforts to ensure adherence to COVID 19 protocols.