Hey guys, this morning I attended (and volunteered at) the commissioning on a new lavatory for Awoyaya primary school in Victoria Island Lagos. As most of you know, our own Clare Henshaw spearheads a lot of humanitarian work and charity programs. One of her organizations, JEOF, in partnership with Mobil had a little something earlier today and I'm so glad I could be a part of it.
I've never had the opportunity to interact with several nursery and primary school children at a time, today I was given that opportunity. I gave a little lecture on the importance of good hygiene and the response from the children is one of the most gratifying experiences I've had in a while. They were eager to learn, answer questions thrown at them, ask questions and even present points outside what we had discussed. Children are so beautiful, some of them touched my heart with their brilliance. One in particular made me want to do more. It's a public school and as such there's probably a limitation to what they're taught and the opportunities available to them. But this one girl was so bright and eager to learn more. My eyes kept going back to her and I find myself wishing that life is kind to her, that her circumstances don't dim the light in her and rob her of the bright future she should have.
The kids were taught the importance of good hygiene, proper ways to use the lavatories and how to keep their environments clean. There were also lots of goodies, presents for answering questions, books and other gifts for every child in attendance.
This is just one of the numerous humanitarian projects Clare is involved in. There'll be more information soon.
More grease to your elbow Clare.