Episode 9: Interview with Odunayo Aliu, the Mother of 36 and the President of Love Letters Child Support Initiative

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Love Letters Child Support Initiative, podcast, Charity Odunayo Aliu, the Mother of 36, our Guest on Charity Connect Podcast, is the president of the Love Letters Child Support Initiative and the Minister for Education and Advocacy at The Green Institute. Click on the PLAY BUTTON above to listen to the podcast straight away. 

As Minister at The Green Institute, she advocates for Environmental Education in Secondary Schools, teaching children about environmental science and help fight climate change.

On the other hand, as the president of the Love Letters Child Support Initiative (a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, she founded in September, 2016), Odunayo Aliu believes that every child deserves and has right to education. The NGO connects children in marginalized areas and with sponsors.

Beyond that, “We don’t only send them to school but bring out and refine their potentials” said Odunayo.

Odunayo, a Mother of thirty-six (36) children said her passion is fueled by these children.

Challenges of the Love Letters Child Support Initiative as an NGO

On the podcast, Odunayo shares the challenges face by NGOs which include integrity, trust and finance being the least or no challenge.  She added that many people thought that you already have finance since you want to help others.

How to Generate Fund as an NGO

Odunayo shares how they generate fund at the Love Letters Child Support Initiative.  They generate fund from team members, network of family and friends and from partnership with other organisations.

At Love Letters Child Support Initiative, the children stay with their parents/guidiance while the NGO takes care of their education.

How to Join Love Letters Child Support Initiative

Follow them on Facebook or call +2348036276672 for further enquiries.

Also Listen: Episode 6: “It can shatter one’s dreams” a Sickle Cell Disease Survivor says 

Advice from Odunayo Aliu to Youths

When asked for advice, Odunayo says we cannot continue to sit and fold our hands about things not working. “Stand up and do that you wished is done or should be done” she advised. Pursue purpose. Money is not the major challenge. According to her, your connections and integrity among others can help you achieve what you think is unachievable.  “Be creative and innovate” she added.

Past Projects at Love Letters Child Support Initiative and the Green Institute

Odunayo shares some of the past and on-going projects which include:

  • #WhatDoesLoveLookLike 
  • Provision of school supplies for about 30 children
  • Holiday Kid’s Time, a 3-day power packed training/workshop for their kids which majored on ART and CRAFTS
  • And lots more. 

How to Recommend a Child to Love Letters Child Support Initiative 

Send the following details to her email or phone number:

Name of the child 
Age
Class
Address 

Odunayo also talks about Charity Connect Podcast. 

Show Notes/Links

Odunayo’s email: [email protected]
Love Letters Child Support Initiative Facebook Page
Instagram Page: @loveletterscsi
Phone Number: 08036276672

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Episode 7: Interview with Sefunmi, the Team Leader of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Campaign (Part 2)

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Interview sickle cell disease awareness campaign

On the last episode, we had the first part of the interview with Sefunmi, a sickle cell disease warrior. She explained what sickle cell disease is, what SCDAC has been doing and many more. You can listen to the Last episode here if you have not.

On this episode, Sefunmi shares the principle that keeps her happy despite the pain of sickle cell crisis.

Anybody can take yesterday but nobody can take tomorrow from me. Click To Tweet
  • What SCDAC has done Before
  • How to overcome stigmatisation
  • Food that sickle cell disease victims don’t eat
  • Everyone, regardless of who they are, have dreams
  • The importance of campaign against sickle cell
  • The need for you to know your genotype
  • What brings Sefunmi happiness
  • Why Sefunmi believes that Sickle Cell Disease would be cured
  • The upcoming program SCDAC has

Quotes from the show

“I’ve learnt to train myself to be Sefunmi, not to be a sickle cell warrior.” Ojo Sefunmi
“Anybody can take yesterday but nobody can take tomorrow from me.” Ojo Sefunmi

Phone Number Mentioned: 

Sefunmi – 07065947360 

Links:
Instagram sicklecellscdac
Facebook: Ojo Sefunmi Ann

Bank Account Number
Ojo Sefunmi
3053933642
First Bank (Savings Account)

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Episode 6: “It can shatter one’s dreams” a Sickle Cell Disease Survivor Says (Part 1)

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sickle cellA Sickle Cell Disease Surivor, Ojo Sefunmi, says the disease, can shatter one’s dreams. She made the statement on this episode of the charity connect podcast. Remember that on the previous episode, we solicited for donation of fund to #SaveNiyi, a Law Student of the Faculty of Law in Ekiti State University, Nigeria who was diagnosed with Lymphatic Cancer and Hepatitis B. We want to say thank you very much for your donations and sharing the episode on social media for others to listen to. Thank You, God Bless You.

Ojo Sefunmi, our Guest on today’s Episode, is a sickle cell disease survivor and Founder of the Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Campaigne (SCDAC). A group she started even as a student in a University. Her motivation for starting the campaigne is her pain.

According to her, not everybody can hold the pain of sickle cell disease that is why some tend to commit suicide… She was inspired after hearing of a girl online who committed suicide because people bullied her while in school.

Sefunmi is preaching that there is hope no matter what circumstance you find yourself especially to the sickle cell disease survivors. In her own terms, she believes she is keeping hope alive.

Sefunmi said that there are times she would feel pain of Muscle Pull, Vascular Necrosis or Sickle Cell Crisis for about 5 hours because of lack of drug as the drugs are expensive to get. In a month, she spends up to N10,000.

In this Episode therefore, you are going to learn:

  • what is sickle cell disease
  • the pain Sickle Cell Diesase Victims feel
  • what SCDAC is about and their challenge
  • Reason you should know your genotype

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QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE

“Bringing a child with sickle cell diesease is like calling a child to come and serve purnishment on earth.” Ojo Sefunmi

“Sickle Cell Diesease is like a journey…You start it from the day you are born.” Ojo Sefunmi

Sickle Cell Disease is like a journey, you start from the day you're born. Click To Tweet This is the first series in this episode and we will continue on the next episode… In case you have question(s) for Sefunmi, kindly drop them by using our comment box below. Also, we love reading your comments and feedback. Feel free to drop a comment below. Thank You.

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Episode 2: Charity and Nation Development

Welcome to Charity Connect Podcast Episode Two (2).

In our last episode, I introduced you to Charity Connect Podcast.

In this episode of the Charity Connect Podcast, we looked into Charity and Nation Development.

I realized that many people have different perspective to what charity is and its roles in the development of any nation particularly, Nigeria.

Many developed nations today get to where they are because they have been actively involved in Charity. Even though, many people today, have taken charity political, I believe charity contributes to Nation Development.

There are many children who couldn’t afford to go to school because of school fees and/or  materials. Like Mrs Lola Aluko opined in this interview, there are families that you just need to educate one child in the family and the family is liberated.

There are families that you just need to educate one child in the family and the family is liberated. Click To Tweet

What about people in the hospital who can’t afford their hospital bills or Entrepreneurs who want to set up their businesses but have no fund or capital? Thank God for the likes of Tony Elumelo who are giving grants to thousands of Entrepreneurs.

How about a smile or show of love to someone who needs it? That’s charity!

In today’s episode therefore, I interviewed five people, two women and three men, who shared their knowledge on Charity and its contributions to Nation Development.

You would be amazed to listen to this wonderful great people as they shed light to the following questions:

  • What is Charity?
  • Does Charity has a role in developing our Nation?
  • Have you been involved in charity?
  • What way(s) have you been involved in charity?

Show Notes/Links

Interviewees:

  • Mr Aduragbemi Fasakin
  • Mr Williams Ayodele
  • Mrs Lola Aluko
  • Mr Olusegun Oyebanjo
  • Miss Abe Ituni Laughter

Mentioned:

Question: Where is Christore (Books) located in Nigeria?

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