Tribute to the Executive Director of Kidsnteensng

Tribute to an Icon- Martin-Mary Falana

What makes days special isn’t the day itself but the events that occur in those days make such days remarkable and rememberable. The 29th of November is just an ordinary day for some people but not for us at Kids & Teens Resource Centre.

It’s a day to always remember and celebrate as that is the birth day of our beloved ED Martin-Mary Falana.

Let me give you a briefing on who Martin-Mary Falana is!
Born Nov.29th, he graduated from the University of Ado Ekiti where he studied Physics Electronics but due to his passion for adolescent and young people, Vulnerable Children, and then with the rapid spread of HIV and AIDS, He Martin-Mary Falana dedicated his life to “building dreams and advocating for a safer, better tomorrow for today’s young people and children” that is how in 2002 Kids & Teens Concerns was born, which has touched thousands of lives with  numerous projects like building of schools, bringing health facilities to rural areas and affordable education to less privileged in Ondo, Kwara, Ekiti as well as other States in Nigeria.

Martin-Mary Falana has been a father, mentor, role model, coach, trainer, inspirator to countless young people and adults who are now doing great things in their various fields and endeavour, hopeless young people have been inspired to becoming great. The King of Children as he is popularly called shows how concerned he is and how much effort has gone into programmes to securing the Destiny and future of Children/Young People in Nigeria.

Martin-Martin Falana is a dedicated advocate of the SDG’s goals and seeks to ensure everyone around him or who by chance comes in contact with him is impacted with knowledge and care which is not far from the fulfilment of his heart desires for children, adolescent and young people in Ondo, Ekiti, Nigeria and Africa at large, and so on the occasion of his birthday, we are calling on all and sundary to partner with this great icon is delivering the future of our young people today from decadence, neglect, poverty, sexual aduse, domestic violence and poverty……written by Onesimus Aiwanfo

1 thought on ldquo;Tribute to the Executive Director of Kidsnteensng”

  • My phone fell into water closet, but devil is a lair!!! Not this day when a jewel is celebrating his birthday.

    It’s a glorious day and I want to join the league of others to wish a noble man, courageous father of prince and princesses, a man with a large heart, doting and encouraging, a wonderful birthday celebration. Within the short period I have spent with him, MM has shown me plethora of things man are created for, his actions and demeanor have been my source of inspiration. I could remember hearing for the very first time in my life “Ibileye, you can do it” from MM on the day he was trying to check how well I understand the online course whose certificate I was holding. This word has sparked a great passion for learning and hard work in me. Thank you MM for being my inspiration.
    Today, If I had a million naira, I would have spent 600,000 on purchasing you a gift but I believe I can do more with words.

    MM, continue to blaze the trail as you mark yet another glorious year. Happy Birthday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.



More Posts

Empowering Children through Life Building Skills & Self-Discovery

The Children’s Day event on May 27th, 2024, at the K&TRC Conference Hub was a resounding success, focusing on “Life building skills, Self Discovery, and Confidence building for children”. The event aimed to equip the children with essential life skills, guide them in self-discovery, and inspire confidence in their abilities. The day began with the arrivals of participants, registration, an opening prayer by Miss Osuntuyi Esther, and the rendition of the National Anthem. Miss Toolami introduced the participating students, schools, and facilitators, followed by opening remarks from Mr. Emmanuel, setting the tone for the day’s program activities. Miss Omosewa delivered a compelling presentation on Self Discovery and Negotiation, emphasizing their impact on daily life, families, and society. She emphasized the importance of self-confidence in helping children develop their lives and make a positive impact on society.The event provided a platform for children to learn life-building skills, self-discovery, negotiation, and early career planning. It aimed to guide them in developing their talents to contribute to their own well-being and the society at large.The success of the event was evident in the active participation and engagement of the attendees, as well as the impactful presentations and discussions that took place throughout the

Empowering Menstrual Hygiene; Oke-Ijebu, Akure

Empowering Menstrual Hygiene; Oke-Ijebu, Akure A pivotal event centered on menstrual hygiene took place at the Olufunmilayo Complex in Oke-Ijebu, Akure on May 28, 2024. Organized by K&TRC Akure, the event aimed to raise awareness and educate participants, including individuals with disabilities (PWDs), on the significance of menstrual hygiene and related health aspects. The event commenced with the Nigerian National Anthem and participant registration, setting the stage for a day filled with informative and engaging sessions. Representatives from various organizations, including YALI, Thrive Bridge, Mercy Speaks, and MSI, delivered goodwill messages and conducted educational sessions, fostering an environment of empowerment and knowledge sharing. Mrs. Bola Inyang from The Speaking Voice provided an enlightening talk on menstruation and the stigma surrounding it, particularly among PWDs. She emphasized the importance of hygiene during menstruation, offering practical advice such as sun-drying underwear to eliminate germs. Additionally, the demonstration on pad usage by Mercy Roland from Mercy Speaks provided valuable insights into proper menstrual hygiene practices, advocating against the use of cloth and emphasizing the importance of carrying extra pads and toilet rolls. Mr. Adedotun Israel from MSI educated the participants, including PWDs, on the importance of family planning and demonstrated the use of

International Day of the Boy Child: Nurturing the Well-being of Boys

The International Day of the Boy Child was commemorated with a profound event focused on the health and well-being of male children. Hosted at Acquinas College Akure in collaboration with Jekaturo and Marie Stopes International, the event aimed to enlighten young boys about their health and overall well-being. The event commenced at 11 am with an opening address by Mr. Emeka, followed by the recitation of the national anthem. Mr. Dotun from MSI delivered an empowering message, urging the boys to celebrate themselves and emphasizing the importance of building self-esteem. He encouraged the boys to break the societal norm of keeping emotions and struggles to themselves, highlighting the significance of speaking up about their health and experiences, including instances of bullying. Furthermore, Mr. Dotun emphasized the importance of taking responsibility for their future and choosing positive role models to guide their lives. Mr. Saheed addressed the immense societal and familial pressures placed on boys, highlighting the potential mental impact. He also discussed the dangers of drug abuse, sharing a poignant story to deter the boys from falling into the trap of addiction.   Mr. Emmanuel sensitized the students on Gender-Based Violence (GBV), defining violence as unnecessary harassment and emphasizing the

Building Bridges of Health and Hope: K&TRC’s Journey Towards 95-95-95

Building Bridges of Health and Hope: K&TRC’s Journey Towards 95-95-95 In the heart of Ondo South Senatorial District lies a beacon of hope, Kids & Teens Resource Centre (K&TRC), a community-based organization dedicated to championing the HIV response and empowering Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs). Through collaborative efforts with the APIN Public Health Initiative, with the generous support of the CDC, our aCare OVC Project has become a lifeline for countless children and families in the region. Our approach is holistic, rooted in community, family, and individual-centered interventions. The goal here is simple yet profound. Ensure that every vulnerable child is Healthy, Stable, Schooled, and Safe. Our mission resonates deeply with every member of the organization, driving us to reach even the most marginalized children. K&TRC leaves no stone unturned in ensuring that every newly identified Vulnerable Child (VC) is seamlessly connected to care. With the case management approach, we’ve facilitated the enrolment of VCs into treatment programs. This is great as it offers them a lifeline towards improved health and wellbeing. One of our key initiatives is the meticulous tracking of progress toward 100% saturation of CALHIV enrolment. Every child counts, and we leave no stone unturned in ensuring