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RADIANT TEAM

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Mrs. Oluborode R ( CEO)

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Mr. Agunbiade M.

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Mr. Atibere S.

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Mr. Ajayi W.

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Mr. Olu Jacob

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FM RADIO RHI WIPES WIDOW’S LINGERING TEARS RHI ADDRESSES THE STONY PLIGHT OF

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THE HELPLESS HOPE OF AN OCTOGENERIAN RELIEVED

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RHI’S AID TERMINATES ABJECT PENURY

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RADIANCE OF HOPE AT RHI END OF THE YEAR PARTY

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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BIOGRAPHY OF MRS REMI OLUBORODE

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RHI PAYS ADVOCACY VISIT TO ADABA 88.9

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RADIANT HOPE INITIATIVE WINS NUMEROUS AWARDS

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: TEENAGE GIRL’S HOPE FOR

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Mrs Remi Oluborode is the founder and the Executive Director of Radiant Hope Initiative (RHI). She is also an Executive director of Frank Boro Ventures, Akure. She was born on 30th October, 1963, into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Alukuluka at Ilawe-Ekiti, Ekiti State. She is happily married with children from Ikere -Ekiti. She attended St. John Catholic Pry School as well as Corpus Christ College, Ilawe-Ekiti. She proceeded to Imo State University where she bagged B.Sc in Mass Communication. She also holds a masters degree in the said course in University of Lagos, Lagos State. Some of

integrity based merit award and merit award of Christ Ambassador.

Mrs Remi Oluborode CEO

her past engagements include cashier and customers relation officer at National Bank of Nigeria and Incatrust Mortgage Bank Nigeria Limited respectively. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to development of our society and social activities towards the less privileged she has been honoured with several awards including

She is passionate about the welfare of people, particularly women; it is this passion of hers that gave birth to the conception of RHI. Her transparency and sincerity of purpose has put the RHI on the high pedestal in our society. Her greatest concern has always been to improve the quality of life of people, particularly the less privileged. She is currently an Associate Member of Nigerian Institute of Public Relation (NIPR) and Institute of Mass Communication and Information Management of Nigeria (IMIM) respectively.

GOODWILL MESSAGE ABOUT RHI NUMEROUS AWARDS Due to its recognition for sharing the milk of human kindness in different areas of life, Radiant Hope Initiative (RHI), has received numerous awards from different organizations. St Michael Anglican Church Ilalekeji, Owo honoured the RHI boss with a merit award of Christ Ambassador. The award is predicated on RHI’s outstanding contributions towards development of our

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Mrs Oluborode posed with the Awards

An integrity merit award from the Unique Christian Ministries International was

also conferred on RHI’s Executive Director, Mrs Remi Oluborode for “divine recognition and approval of humanity”. RHI’s boss also harvested the peace loving mother award from Miliki media links for “her tremendous contribution to the entertainment/ education”; yet another humanitarian award from Hidden Treasures.


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TEENAGE GIRL’S HOPE FOR SURVIVAL RESTORED In furtherance of her commitment towards the survival of the less privileged in the society, RHI again has helped to restore the shattered hope of an out of school teenage girl. The 23 years old Sola Jegede from Ilawe Ekiti had been on bed for 4years for an ailment which could not be diagnosed by physicians after spending 7months in the hospital . Sola predicament started when she was struck by a mysterious wind in the night. Her husband who graduated from the Ekiti State College of Education, Ikere Ekiti is still without a job.

Before then, he had put the girl in the family way. Sola’s mother on the other hand had expended all she had from her kolanuts trade to foot her medical bills. The cares of her 6 years old and

3 years old kids then become a difficult responsibility to take.

Ilawe Ekiti Mr Gabriel Olagunju (JP) approached RHI for supporting on behalf of this family. To alleviate her plight, Sola Jegede was given a wheel chair; also food stuffs for the up keep of her two children and clothing materials were given to her. And finally, RHI gave Sola’s mother a sum Five Thousand Naira (N5,000.00) as initial cash aid to resuscitate her kolanuts trade.

A community leader from

RHI PAYS ADVOCACY VISIT TO ADABA 88.9 FM RADIO Radiant Hope Initiative (RHI) team paid an advocacy visit to the management and staff of Adaba 88.9 FM Radio to intimate them on her programs especially her joint task with Pact Nigeria and USAID. The Pact Nigeria and USAID task is a global sensitization on HIV/ Executive Director (RHI) addresses AIDS infection, reduction and at Adaba FM Office

prevention of same. And RHI undertakes the community based sensitization through empowerment of the vulnerable. The General Manager, Mr Ayoola Martins in his response, pledged to give on behalf of Adaba FM Radio, necessary and unflinching support to the organization, RHI .

RHI WIPES WIDOW’S LINGERING TEARS

Executive Director (RHI) PRESENTS BRAND NEW DRYER TO MRS KEHINDE OLAGUJOYE

Mrs Kehinde Oladujoye from Ondo town lost her breadwinner in a ghastly auto mishap; and was left with the sole responsibility of looking after their two little children. To worsen her circumstance, she spent all she had on medical treatment but all to no avail. On hearing our charity programs on Adaba radio, she visited our office for assistance.

As her usual custom, RHI has made available foodstuffs and clothing materials for her. And to finally dry her tears a dryer for her hair dressing salon was also provided for her.


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RHI ADDRESSES THE STONY PLIGHT OF THE HELPLESS

Hon. Awodeyi, Iya Okiki and Mrs Remi Oluborode

The heart renting was wrist-wrenching story of Mrs Yusuf and her two children was turned to glory barely a month ago at Radiant Hope Initiatives during her December end of the year party. The woman who her children had been living on Four thousand

naira (N4,000) proceeds from the rigour of blasting stones for a tipper load of granites, visited our office. After her stony predicament was tabled on our charity radio program , a philanthropist from Owo, Honourable Ayo Awodeyi came to her rescue. He gave her Thirty thousand naira (N30,000.00) to start a business and further pledged Ten thousand naira (N10,000.00) monthly financial aid to the family; also pledged is the educational funding for her daughter up to the university level.

It is heartwarming to stress that the good Samaritan has commenced the redemption of his pledges and at present, Mrs Yusuf has about Forty five thousand naira (N45,000.00) in her savings. Iya Okiki received her monthly salary from P.A Hon. Awodeyi

HOPE OF AN OCTOGENERIAN RELIEVED AT RADIANT The hope of an octogenarian, madam Omodara Esther as well as that of her little grand daughter, Damilola, a primary four pupil of St. Michael primary school, Igboliki, Akure was relieved in the last one year. Madam Omodara’s plight began when she lost her only son of 43years old Shina, two years ago. Mr Shina left a 12 year old Damilola for his aged mother to cater for. And Damilola’s mother has left her when she was 6 months old.

been doing well. When asked the cause of her poor performance in the school, Damilola said lack of care especially hunger had been responsible! On contact by RHI, her class teacher Mrs Ogundalaka, the head teacher Mrs Oladunni It becomes a tragedy as and her neigbour Mrs Adefolaju the 83years old grandmother testified to her words. could not look after the little When this issue was aired in Damilola whose our charity radio program, a good sustenance means had been on number of persons and groups a cup of garri or N20 meal have been extending hands of phidaily. Educational wise she not

lanthropy towards the family. Alhaji B.A. Adejumo pledged a three (3) month N10,000 monthly financial support for the family. On behalf of the pastorate, St Thomas Anglican Diocese Akure, Bishop Ipinmoye pledge a life time footing of the house rent, feeding, educational funds of the girl and other expenses that may be incurred by the Family; the said pledges are being executed by Venerable Adenuga Olu. All pledges since then have started to be redeemed. Also noteworthy is the clothing materials and food stuffs delivered to the family by the Executive Director of RHI, Mrs Remi Oluborode.

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RHI’S AID TERMINATES ABJECT PENURY The life of Deborah Femi, the mother of a year old twins The Executive Director of RHI, Mrs. Remi Oluborode was wretched that she could not eat to breastfeed her babies; gave the husband some cloths, and pairs of shoes; also to the let alone provide pap to feed them. Due to malnutrition, the woman she gave some cloths, shoes, foodstuffs and lastly a twins suffered cretinism; they could neither crawl nor toddle. sum N10,000 to start a palm oil business. It was neighbours that sometimes gave them something to eat as the husband had no means to provide for his family. And it was only cloth each they had on them. When the program officer of RHI, Mr. Mike Agunbiade confirmed this case, it was then aired on Adaba FM radio (Radiant charity program). Consequently, a charitable and dignified personality in person of chief Akinlolu came to their aid; he pledges to give the family the sum of N2,500 every month for a Six months (the pledge he has started to redeem).

RADIANCE OF HOPE AT RHI END OF THE YEAR PARTY It was a radiance of hope as Radiant Hope Initiatives celebrated her end of the year party last December. A lot of people flocked the office of the organisation to felicitate with the staff and management. At the climax of the event , Mrs Oluborode seized the opportunity to sensitize the people present on HIV/AIDS prevention programme of the organization. Amidst side attractions, several gift items were made available to the less privileged. Those who came were radiated with joy as they all went home with food items, cloths and cash gifts. ED with beneficiaries at the event

FOOD FOR THOUGHT As against the backdrop of the “DRIVERS” of the HIV epidemic which classically refer to structural and social factors such as poverty, gender inequality and human right

violation that increase people’s vulnerability to HIV infection, HIV sensitisation often figures prominently in Radiant’s programs to ensure zero prevalence

RADIANT HOPE INITIATIVE (RHI) Headquarter Address:

Ekiti 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 E-mail:radianthope2010@yahoo.com Enquires on this letter

of the Infection among its target population.

AIDS IS REAL!!!

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 8.309.00 am; the said program has drawn the attention of good Nigerians who generously donate to this course.


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