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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Fashola to present the Remi Lagos award at CAL show

The governor of Lagos state, BabatundeRajiFashola will alongside FunmiIyanda be presenting The Remi Lagos Award. The award which is named after the late Lagos fashion designer, Remi Lagos is to be given to the most outstanding holistic educational scholarship beneficiary for 2013. The winner this is UmohUwana, who is also one of Change A Life(CAL) beneficiaries.

If you are familiar with the show which holds every 1st of January you will know it involves discussions on topical issues and celebrities usually join in. It will not be different this time around, instead it will be bigger. This year there will be D’Banj, radio presenters Matse and Toolz, Susan Eyo Honesty and others. Last year there was Davido, Ebuka, and Linda Ikeji. Continue...
The show will be aired on the 1st of January 2014 on the NTA network from 9am to 10:30am. Thediscussion will be a fusion of issues peculiar to women in our society including welfare of the girl child, girl child marriage issues, and increase in rate of sexual abuse. Since the governor will be around, also to be discussed is the new Lagos State Law protecting Women from domestic violence in Lagos and health problems women encounter.

“Change-A-Life Nigeria is passionate about children in general and the girl child in particular. Girl child abuse has been prominent in the news in Nigeria this year. We chose this topic to enlighten the masses about the ripple effect of this crime on our communities and why it's necessary to nip it in the bud with effective and enforced legislation,” said JumokeGiwa, the executive director of CAL.
What makes the show special is that viewers get to see their celebrities in a new light. It will be fun to see the serious side of the ‘Kokolete Master’ as he will be talking to the youth out there about the road to success. D’Banj will also be performing his hit songs live on the show. On the whole, the show promises to be both enlightening and entertaining.

While affirming that the governor of Lagos is committed in talking about issues to be raised, Giwa also hopes that other state governments follow Fashola’s example. “The governor will have an extensive discussion with the host of the show, FunmiIyanda. We anticipate that this discussion and interaction will also encourage other states to make such laws to protect the female child in their communities,” she said.

About Change a Life
Change-A-Life (CAL) is a social service non-profit organization with the mission to act as a bridge between people with human, community and leadership potential yet great need and the individuals, agencies and organizations with the capacity and willingness to meet these people’s needs. The organization’s mandate is to identify the needs of people in our communities and channel our resources towards fulfilling those needs. CAL’s primary focus is capacity building. Our program delivery is channelled through educational scholarships, business grants, young adult mentoring, adult and community education, women empowerment, and civic engagement.

Change-A-Life started as the vision of FunmiIyanda, a Nigerian TV Star and Media Entrepreneur. Ms.Iyanda is also an ALIWA Fellow within the ASPEN Global Leadership Network. Ms.Iyanda started the Change-A-Life scheme in 2002 with the race to save a little boy who had a hole in the heart.

The Change-A-Life scheme was operated as an intervention project from 2002 till 2009. By 2009, it was modified to function as an education and health support scheme for the gifted yet poor children who have lost a parent or both. The organization also assists the parents and guardians of its educational beneficiaries by awarding grants for them to start or maintain their businesses. To accommodate more beneficiaries and also function as a full service social enterprise, Change-A-Life was incorporated as a non-governmental and non-profit organization in Nigeria in 2009. The organization is accessible to all people regardless of class, gender, colour, ethnicity, religion, age, and creed. The organization continues its work of intervening in the lives of vibrant, talented, gifted, determined and purposeful yet disadvantaged individuals, so that another human endowment is not lost or wasted.


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