Ayoola Foods Builds Multimillion Orphanage in Lagos

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Ayoola Foods Builds Multimillion Orphanage in Lagos

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Ayoola Foods Limited, producers of Ayoola Poundo yam, potato, cassava, and other consumable products in Nigeria has built a multimillion Naira orphanage complex in Lagos to cater to abandoned children.

The complex is known as Ayoola Orphanage Home and brainchild of the Ayoola Foundation. It is situated behind Diamond Estate in the Isheri-Osun area of Lagos State in Alimosho Local Government. It was inaugurated on Tuesday and approved by the Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture for full operations.

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According to the Managing Director of Ayoola Foods, Mr. Segun Olaye, the vision of the orphanage is to meet the needs of orphans, particularly from the age of two years. The complex has different hostels, playgrounds, and common rooms for both girls and boys. It also has a mini school building for the children.

Olaye said the project started in January 2020 and the approval was given last year.

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” …And here were are today dedicating it to the glory of God. The purpose of this establishment is to give back to society.

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“We established this place so that Ayooola foods can sponsor it. This is just the beginning I’m very optimistic that this place is going to be a very big orphanage home.

“We are not out here to solicit support or funds from the public in what so ever means. We believe that the funds will come from Ayoola Foods and from the family. But we will not discourage anyone that wants to support the orphanage in any capacity.”

The Home Manager, Mrs. Lolade Oduwole, revealed that the foundation began with awarding scholarships to indigent students. Recounting her experience working with Ayoola Foods, she said, “It’s so wonderful. I’ve been with the family for over twenty years.

“I used to be their food technologist. He’s been into giving scholarships to students and it was having a twist in a way that people who are well off would send their children for scholarships.

” I love my boss’s passion. I love what motivates him. Working with him has been a huge blessing.

“The kind of projection we have is to have ten kids to start with, especially from ages 2-5. Children who have not yet had the formation of certain habits.”

She said the Lagos State Government is in charge of orphans and they source for abandoned children from the Ministry of Home Affairs. “The place is officially open and we are ready to start receiving children,” she further explained.

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