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Audrey Allen Foundation Motivate Nigerian Youth Beyond Entertainment Project

Audrey Allen Foundation for Children is an N.G.O (Non Governmental Organization) established to cater in the interest of the under privileged, physically challenged and abused children in the society.

Acting in the capacity of a coordinator of N.G.O’s, as it undertakes the responsibility of others N.G.O’s in the aspect of assisting them in sourcing for funds through entertainment, as it has come to its notice that must N.G.O’s in the country today are incapacitated due to lack of funds to carry out their functions.

The Foundation started with a proposed film project which is still on board,the C.E.O celebrating her birthday with the less privileged children via a fun filled party with top entertainers in Abuja.

A.A.F ( Audrey Allen Foundation) recently also went into collaboration with J.C.I ( Junior Chambers International, Nigeria, Bida Chapter) a worldwide federation of active citizens and successfully carried out a program “CATCH THEM YOUNG” an inter secondary school debate competition amongst all the senior secondary schools in Bida, Niger state, with the Theme “ My Education, My assets”. This event was held, between 16th – 20th October 2012 on the premises of The Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger state.

It all started on the 16th October 2012 with the registration of participating schools, with the total sum of 18 schools registered (private and public).

The event proper kicked off on the 18th October 2012 with a career talk to the participating students where they were educated on the various available career choices for the Nigerian youth and how to identify your career path in life and also ways of becoming self reliant. 

The following day was the beginning of the debate competition with the topic “I’ll rather be an artist than to be a scientist”. It was quite an interesting round as the students battled it out to remain in the competition with facts and opinions about the topic. By the verdict of the impartial judges 13 schools scaled through for the grand finale.

The grand finale was an exciting day as the students were thrilled to a lot of entertainment, so as to cool off the tension that was built up the previous day. The topic for the grand finale was “girl child education is a burden” (this topic was chosen due to the fact that the girl child education in the north was dwindling). It was a fierce battle but that ended with Government model Secondary school A (first position), Ndayako secondary school Bida, Niger state ( second position), Government secondary school Bida, Niger state ( third position) , respectively. 

The competition was held as a way of contributing to the educational sector, with a focus on secondary schools with the aim of “catching Them Young”, various prizes including, certificate of attendance to all participating schools, customized exercise books and pen for all participating students, wall clock, mathematical sets and the grand prize of payment of WAEC/NECO fees for the winning student. 

Another event was recently held few days back “RED & WHITE XMAS CAROL PARTY” for the children all funded by the foundation with supports from our partners, more details about it will be release soon along with musical event for the coming year involving major celebrated artists and independent.

For information and activities of the Audrey Allen Foundation For Children check out our official blog: http://www.allchildrenprojects.blogspot.com
http://www.audreyallenfoundation.com

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

5 THINGS TO AVOID BEFORE SLEEPING

1 – DON’T SLEEP WITH A WRISTWATCH ON
Watches can emit a certain level of
radioactivity. Though small, but if
you wear your watch to bed for a
long time, it might have adverse
effects on your health.

2 – DON’T SLEEP WITH YOUR BRA ON
Scientists in America have
discovered those that wear bras
for more than 12 hours have
a higher risk of getting breast
cancer. So go to bed without it.

3 – DON’T SLEEP WITH A MOBILE PHONE
Putting the phone beside your
bed or anywhere near you is not
encouraged. Though some of us
will use phones as alarm clocks,
but please put the phone as far as
possible. Scientists have proved
that electrical items including
mobile phone and television sets
emit magnetic waves when used.
These waves can cause
disruptions to our nervous
system. Therefore if you need to
put your mobile phone near you,
switch it off first.

4 – DON’T SLEEP WITH MAKE UP ON
People who sleep with make up
might have skin problems in the
long run. Sleeping with make up
will cause the skin to have
difficulty in breathing and
problem in perspiring. You will
also need a much longer time to
go into deep sleep.
Lastly….. & Most Important,

5 – DON’T SLEEP WITH ANOTHER
PERSON’S WIFE/HUSBAND
You may never wake up again!!!

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

A MUST READ

Really heart touching………

I was walking around in a Big Bazar store making shopping, when I saw
a Cashier talking to a boy couldn’t have been more than 5 or 6 years
old..

TheCashier said, ‘I’m sorry, but you don’t have enough money to buy
this doll. Then the little boy turned to me and asked: ”Uncle, are
you sure I don’t have enough money?”

I counted his cash and replied: ”You know that you don’t have enough
money to buy the doll, my dear.” The little boy was still holding the
doll in his hand.

Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give
this doll to. ‘It’s the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so
much . I wanted to Gift her for her BIRTHDAY.

I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my
sister when she goes there.’ His eyes were so sad while saying this.
‘My Sister has gone to be with God.. Daddy says that Mommy is going to
see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with
her to give it to my sister…”

My heart nearly stopped. The little boy looked up at me and said: ‘I
told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I
come back from the mall.’ Then he showed me a very nice photo of him
where he was laughing. He then told me ‘I want mommy to take my
picture with her so my sister won’t forget me.’ ‘I love my mommy and I
wish she doesn’t have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go
to be with my little sister.’ Then he looked again at the doll with
sad eyes, very quietly..

I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. ‘Suppose we check
again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll?”

‘OK’ he said, ‘I hope I do have enough.’ I added some of my money to
his with out him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough
for the doll and even some spare money.

The little boy said: ‘Thank you God for giving me enough money!’

Then he looked at me and added, ‘I asked last night before I went to
sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so
that mommy could give It to my sister. He heard me!” ‘I also wanted
to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn’t
dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll
and a white rose. My mommy loves white roses.’

I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I
started. I couldn’t get the little boy out of my mind. Then I
remembered a local

news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a
truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The
little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical
state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the
life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to
recover from the coma. Was this the family of the little boy?

Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the news
paper that the young woman had passed away.. I couldn’t stop myself as
I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where
the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see and make
last wishes before her burial. She was there, in her coffin, holding a
beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and
the doll placed over her chest. I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling
that my life had been changed for ever…

The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is
still, to this day, hard to imagine. And in a fraction of a second, a
drunk driver had taken all this away from him.

Please DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE.

Now you have 2 choices:

1) Share this message, or

2) Ignore it as if it never touched your heart.

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel