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My Morning; Clare, Humanitarianism & The Little Ones. (Photos).

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. 

Me with some members of the org. and other workers. 

More grease to your elbow Clare. 


  1. More Grace, more power Clare. God bless your beautiful heart (and yours too Thelma).

    By the way, see as Thelma dwarfs everyone....I envy your height o


  2. Ok,its weird but I'm just realizing ur actually tall. Always tot I was...
    Good one Team Clare

  3. Can we look at this from a different perspective from the angle that 'Thelma is tall'?. #justsaying

    Anyways, congratulations Clare! You did all these... Wow! On behalf of all BVs, we are truly proud of you Clare. God will reward you as well.
    I am personally proud of you. I love to partake in stuffs like this.

  4. Mehn Thelma your upper body and lower body look like they belong to 2 different ppl. You are losing weight on you upper body but the lower is still same. Midget shoulders, boobs and arms lol. No be insult oooo abeg oooo

    1. Jesuuu! It's just like when you finish insulting someone's entire lineage then append 'with all due respect'. LOL. Doesn't necessarily make it less disrespectful. That said, the minute my lower body starts getting small(er) I will stop losing weight. I love the pear shaped figure and I wouldn't have mine any other way. I actually wish my upper body is smaller, and the lower, bigger. Midget arms and all, hehehe.

    2. Sorry ma, hope u weren't offended.

    3. strange but I think its the other way seem a bit rounder at the top, hope you are not gaining all the weight back sha. weird shape sha.

    4. Offended ke? I'm so happy with my body and all that I've been able to achieve. And I'm really touched that you care if I'm offended, not at all Anon, I'm in a great place, body-wise. Hugsssssss & Kissessssssss.

  5. Bless your beautiful hearts.

    Clare don't forget me and my mail o.. Its cos this one is on a week day that I will not fight you*shines teeth*

    More grease to your elbows Clare and Thelma.

    PS: Where's Ms Pynk? Haven't seen her here in a while..

    1. Sunshine I am here. a ghost...i see you but you can't see me. Lol.

      Clare well done. Sorry I missed it, next time God willing. And Thelma good job on supporting the effort. God bless you both and those kids.

    2. Aha,!miss pynk,i have missed you oh,i was going to ask why u have been MIA but your response has cleared the air and I am glad you are still here but as a ghost
      Clare and thelma,may God bless you two and may he continue to send helpers your way.Amen.By the way,thelma you are Huge oh!!!

  6. Good don't team Clare,very wonderful initiative! God bless you as you continue to give and bless more people!
    By the way Thelma,I must commend you for your hair,I guess you've had it for quite some time now and its always sooo neat and looks so good each time ...God knows I can't maintain my braids for more than 3weeks,it just gets so bad.

    1. Thanks Nana. It's 3 months this week. Every week I say I'm going to take it off but I love these braids so much, I'm attached. Every other option pales in comparison but I'm sure in a week or two they'll be out. Thanks for the compliment btw.

    2. And speaking of not maintaining braids for more than 3 weeks, these are kinky braids and not the usual 'attachment'. These actually get a lot better as they age and it's very low maintenance too. You might want to try it out, just make sure you get someone who knows how to do the braids well. You can even wash it or go swimming with it and it'll come out looking better.

    3. Wanted to do kinky braids, fear of losing all my hair stopped me. As for the event Kudos to you. I am currently involved in a project for a secondary school and sourcing for funds isn't easy at all.

  7. Bless your kind hearts...

  8. God bless you Clare! More grease to your elbow.

  9. May the Almighty God bless you.Amen

  10. Jesus! Thelma you are tall oo. God bless your good heart Clare and you too Tee for volunteering.

  11. arrgh, these men are not reppin at all, vertically.
    more power to your elbow Clare

  12. God bless you Clare, God bless you Thelma. Thumbs up!

  13. Welldone Claire! May God reward you. You look absolutely beautiful T ur body is on point

  14. God bless you Clare.
    This is one thing I wish I could start doing but...
    I pray the opportunity comes up soonest,It'll make me a more fulfilled human.

  15. Thank you Thelma for your help, you made life so easy when you started with the kids, you were a. Natural.

    @ Sunshine: I didn't forget you at all. It's the weekday factor that made me not bother you.

    Thanks for the prayers everyone. God bless.

  16. May you continue to be triumphant in all your endeavours.God bless u Clare.
    T,I tink I'm taller than u wif 2 inches or u may be

  17. Bless you clare and The Almighty continually see you through and supply you with the needed strength to carry on.

  18. Great! May God bless you and everyone involved in these works.

    Thelma's thoughts about the little girl is touching.

  19. See who's towering over all..... I'd love to see your parents, just to figure out your height.

    You don't know the prayers you've activated from those children..... God bless you both indeed.

  20. Thelma u r tall and beautiful. Clare God bless ur beautiful heart

  21. Well done on this initiative..God bless you all and on a more milder side...may God grant the school management the grace and heart to 'MANAGE' this facility well in Jesus name, amen! In this country we have issues wen it comes to maintenance...~JoyDaNuGirl


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