Kids & Teens Marks 17th Anniversary, Launches Good Deeds Day

As part of activities marking the 17th anniversary of Kids & Teens Resource Centre (K&TRC) towards the end of year 2019, the organization on 12th December, launched Good Deeds Day, which is recognized an International Day of Volunteering with a mission to unite people from around the world in doing good deeds for others and the planet.

At the event which took place at the Babafunke Ajasin Auditorium, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, the CEO of K&TRC, Martin-Mary Falana briefed participants about what the organization has been doing for 17 years to complement the efforts of government to make the society a better place for all.

The CEO of Kids & Teens briefing the participants

In her address, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Childs Development, Mrs. Titilayo Adeyemi appreciated the good works of the organization so far in Ondo State. She also used the opportunity to urge the organization not relent in complementing the efforts of the government in Ondo State.

In his goodwill message, the representative from the Ministry of Education, Pastor Adesida appreciated the efforts of Kids & Teens in Ondo State saying that they have been at the forefront in making the lives of children and young people better.

The CEO therefore encouraged everyone to keep doing good as it can be rightly seen in the Executive Director, Folashade Bamigboye who has served the organization faithfully and has gotten a surprising reward.

Also speaking, Mrs Okupe from Ministry of Youth and Sports in her goodwill message appreciated the good deeds of the organization. She expressed her joy and promises to keep supporting the good works of the organization.

Mrs Okupe from Ministry of Youth and Sports giving a goodwill message

The event also featured an award presentation to the Executive Director of the organization, Folashade Bamigboye for her relentless efforts towards the growth of the organization.

The CEO of Kids & Teens giving a surprise award presentation to the ED of Kids & Teens

Distinguished guests who graced the occasion were representative of the Honorable Commissioner, Ondo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology – Pastor Adesida O.O; The representative of the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Youth and Sports – Mrs Okupe; The Chairman of the Occasion – Mr Michael Olaogun; Good Deeds Representatives — Mr Adeyemo Isaac Babatunde and Adetola O. Bamidele, and lastly Mrs Olabisi Omolono who represented all NGOs in Ondo State.


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