United Nations International Day Celebration -2011 Held at Obasanjo Library

Report of United Nations International Day Celebration -2011 Held at Obasanjo Library
The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Theater and Troupe organized a yearly children programme to celebrate the United Nations International Children Day on the 19th November, 2011 at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (AMPHI- Theatre), Presidential Boulevard, beside NNPC Mega filling station, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta with the team “the Children… Our future”
The programme started with registration of children from different schools and other invited guests by 10 a.m.. Gender Development Initiative and Save the African child Initiative was well represented by Dr. Mrs. O.R. Ashimolowo, Miss Olagboye Olayemi and Mr. Nmorsi Christopher respectively. After the registration, the children and their co-ordinators were conducted round the premises of the library. The celebration kicked off by 11 a.m. while Business Development manager of OOPL Theater - Mr. Yinka Ola Williams read the welcome address, appreciating all present. He stressed the commitment showed at observing the international day celebration. This is in line with the General Assembly of the United Nations that the day was to be observed as a day of activity to promote the ideals and objectives of the charter and the welfare of the children all over the world.
The wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Olufunsho Amosu as represented by the wife of the Commissioner of Information and strategies – Alhaja Aishat Olaniyonu who read the opening speech.
The opening speech was followed by the presentation of children from different schools, co-ordinated by a panel of judges assigned to moderate and grade the performance of the pupils. Dr. Mrs. Ashimolowo of GenDi made a presentation of VVF as it affects the girl-child. She related this with some interventions already carried out in some of our rural communities by GenDi. She further [pleaded with the government through the State Governor’s wife representatives present at the occasion to do more concerning the welfare of the children in the State.
The Chairperson of GenDi was interviewed by the media on situations existing with respect to children in our rural communities. Gifts from GenDi were also distributed.