RADIANT’S VOICE V O L U M E 1
Mrs. Oluborode R ( CEO)
Mr. Atibere S.
Mr. Ajayi W.
Mrs. Olawuyi M
Mrs. Alomaja F
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: THE GOOD SAMARIATANS DEMOSTRATES
RHI BECOMING EYES TO THE BLIND
RHI BRINGS SUCCOUR TO THE HELPLESS
RHI CARING HEART RE-
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RHI’S EASTER CELEBRATION Easter’s celebration is often celebrated across the globe by people, particularly the Christians. This period is indeed a time of commemoration-cum– sober reflection on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, RHI’s easter’s celebration this year added another dimension to the celebration as the organization
stuffs for them . The beneficiaries expressed their heart felt gratitude and satisfaction on this gesture; it was indeed an atmosphere of joy and excitement as the beneficiaries chanted long life RHI, and long life Mrs RHI CEO posed with beneficiaries Remi Oluborode, the exseized the opportunity to ecutive director of RHI. identify with widows and the less privileged in providing money and food
IN-SCHOOL YOUTH PEER EDUCATORS TRAINING CONDUCTED BY RHI
STORES A HOPE OF GOOD PACT NIGERIA OF- 4 FICIAL VISIT TO RHI PROJECT SITES
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Students during the training
Mrs Oluborode posed with the Awards
As part of effort to saturate the populace of Oda and its enviorns with HIV prevention messages, RHI has thus far conducted peer educators training for in-school youth at Ogbe High School, Oda. The said training which was held on 2nd-4th April, 2012, sought to provide the selected stu-
dents with the requisite knowledge on HIV/AIDS and other health related issues in the peers educator’s guide manual. Having satisfactorily equipped them, seven (7) students were successfully trained as peer educators; hence, they were mandated to start their peer sessions as soon as the school resumes next term. Radiant’s appreciation goes to the principal of Ogbe High School, Oda, Mrs Adekonbi S.S and the entire member of the staff whose collective effort contributed immensely to the success of the training.
THE GOOD SAMARIATANS DEMOSTRATES CHRIST GIVING LIFE The widows and the less privileged had cause to sing for joy during the Easter celebration April, 2012 as a group called the Good Samaritans from Christ the Savior Anglican Church Abusoro, off Ijoka Road, Akure visited RHI office on 6th April, 2012. The group came with a singular intension which is to put smiles on peopleâ€™s faces, particularly the widows and the less privileged . The essence was to ensure that these categories of people also enjoy the reason for Christ crucifixion and his
glorious resurrection which serves as the cardinal reason for the redemption of humanity. As it is not just enough for the rich and the comfortable people in the society to relish the joy of Easter all alone, the less privi-
Ceo (RHI) middle and representative s of the church
leged also have the right do likewise. To this effect, the Good Samaritans came with money, bags of clothing materials, food items and toiletries; the group also promised to be given RHI #5000 monthly. Indeed, life can become better if everyone can remember the poor in their neighborhood and render help to them. It is on this note that RHI says a big thank you to the Good Samaritans.
RHI BECOMING EYES TO THE BLIND
Executive Director (RHI) presents cash and grinding machine to MR & Mrs Olowolafe
Mr. Olowolafe, who hails from Ijare in Ondo State, began his career early in life as furniture experts before calamity strucked. He became blind after some few months of eyes challenge. According to him, he had tried his best by visiting hospitals and herbal houses but it all proved abortive.
. In the meantime, a woman who later became his wife told her story of how God revealed to her that Mr. Olowolafe who is now blind was her husband She agreed to this dream and approached him. Mr. Olowolafe was surprised to meet a woman who agreed to be his wife even in his predicament. An agreement was reached and they began their lives as husband & wife seven years ago. Life became a survival of the fittest, feeding was like day dreaming. They were blessed with four children but two died as a result of lack and wants. Mr.& Mrs. Olowolafe were left with two children and the ordeal of their upkeep. Several times both husband and wife
together with their two children visited Akure to come and beg for alms before they could feed. Their struggling for survival propelled them to locate our office in Akure where money, foodstuffs and clothing materials were given to them and their aged mother. Their story was aired in our charity program on Adaba radio. Responding to the program, a woman from Ondo town, who pleaded anonymity sent â‚Ś30,000 while RHI also added some money to buy Grinding machine. Mr.& Mrs. Olowolafe sincerely appreciate the woman from Ondo town & RHI for coming to their aid. RHI, whole
hearted appreciate everyone who has been committed to offering help to the less privileged using RHI as an avenue.
RHI BRINGS SUCCOUR TO THE HELPLESS
Mrs Oluborode presenting cash to Mrs Gbolahan
Mrs. Jumoke Gbolahan, a native of Erinje in Okiti-pupa Local Government Area, came all the way from Ore metropolis where she stays, for a visit to our Akure’s office. Mrs. Jumoke Gbolahan on her first visit was crying profusely with her a month old baby on her back. In an exclusive interview with Mrs. Remi Oluborode (RHI’s CEO),
She disclosed that her husband has just deserted her alongside her new baby. It was gathered that she used to sell soft drinks, and in the meantime she took ill seriously such that she was hospitalized until she was put to bed. According to her, her husband spent all he had and even sold her deep freezer to foot her hospital bill; her doctor advises her not to breastfeed the baby due to the nature of her illness. Her husband sudden disappearance occurred nine days after she was discharged from hospital. This incidence actually necessitated her visit to our office to beg for financial assistance so as to cater for her baby and herself. Considering her pathetic situation RHI’s boss gave her
#3000 to buy NAN 1 (baby food) for her baby. On her second visit Radiant’s director equally gave her #10,000 to buy 5 packs of Nan 1 baby food for the baby; but sad enough, the baby died five days later, RHI took deliberate effort in probing into her ordeal in order to ascertain the genuineness of her story; having satisfactorily convinced with the probing, Radiant gave deep freezer to replace the one sold but she bluntly rejected it due to her health status. Hence, RHI presented her story in its charity programme. In a response to this programme on Adaba radio, Good Nigerians have made generous donations to the tune of # 23,000 and also # 12,000 from RHI’s director to make up to #35,000 needed to float her chicks feeds business.
RHI CARING HEART RESTORES A HOPE OF GOOD LIVING Mrs. Adeniyi Odunayo, a widow blessed with four (4) children, visited our Akure’s office for assistance; Obviously, she came with the four children. In an exclusive interview with Mrs Remi Oluborde (RHI’S CEO), she disclosed that she lost her husband to a long battled ailment which exhausted all they had as a family. And ever since then she barely makes ends meet as she has no means of livelihood; let a lone sending her children to school . With-
Consequently, Good Nigerians gave her FiftyFive thousand Naira (N55,000) through our charity program; and part of this amount has been used to buy her a grinding machine for her susout hesitation, RHI gave her tenance. food-stuffs, clothing materials and #13,000 for her house rent. To crown it all, her story was aired in our charity program on Adaba radio with a singular intension to intimate
PACT NIGERIA OFFICIAL VISIT TO RHI PROJECT SITES It was a memorable courtesy visit for RHI as Pact official visited our project sites (Oda and Board) both in Akure south L.G.A on 23rd, April 2012. On the said day, Mrs Rabi Sani, Pact Nigeria staff, paid a courtesy visit to our project sites. Oda was the first on the list; no more than Fewer peer educators were present at the sites. Various questions were asked from the peer educators. The peer educators also had the opportunities to ask some questions bothering their minds from the officer. Various challenges faced by peer educators were also discussed. At Board 1 and Board 2 peer educators also responded to the questions posed to them and in turn also analyzed their challenges. Issues raised were T-shirt and face caps for identification of peer educators and their economic empowerment. Rabi in response to the former issue assured the peer educators of granting their desire request soon.
Rabi interacting with peer educators at board
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
PARTNERSHIP WITH RADIANT For kind hearted people who want to partner with Radiant, here is Radiant’s Bank Details: Account Name: Radiant Charity & Co., Account No: ………………………….. Bank Name: Access Bank plc. If you are interested in partnering with us, please call this No: 08033516397
RADIANT HOPE INITIATIVE (RHI) Headquarter Address:
3b, Adeleye Memorial Lodge, Opposite Water Corporation, Nepa, P.O.BOX 3041, Akure, Ondo State
No. 18 Odundun Street, Opp. Emmanuel Ang. Church, Along SUBEB road, Okesa Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
Phone: +234-8033516397 +234-8077715666 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Enquires on this letter
RHI. Is a non-profit making, non-biased and non-governmental organization which is established to work with women and the vulnerable groups in the society for the sustainable women empowerment. Radiant’s vision is borne out of the concern to foster a society where women empowerment, gender equality and the less privileged are painstakingly given serious attention to. The organization’s mission is to facilitate the process of women empowerment, gender equality and improving the quality of life of people, especially the less privileged through access to education, information and services. As part of its commitment to reach out to every nook and cranny of our society, Radiant airs a charity program on Adaba radio every Saturday of the week at exactly 8.30-9.00 am; the said program has drawn the attention of good Nigerians who generously donate to this course.