Lion Club puts smiles on 200 faces in Ajah
NO fewer than 200 people of Langbansa Community, Ajah recently benefited from the kind gestures of Lekki Pennisula Lions Club- (International Association of Lions) as a part of activities to empower the less privileged in the community through selfless service.
The one-day event tagged: “Centennial Service on Feed the Hungry Project” took place recently on Osho Street, Langbasa Ajah, Lagos and attracted members of the community, and the members of Lions Club.
The event witnessed a large crowd of people filing out on two queues to enable members of the club give them free food items in an orderly manner. The items included small bags of rice, groundnut oil, Golden Penny noodles and pasta/spaghetti among others.
The President, Rita Okon, told The Guardian: “Before now, we had carried out community-needs assessment from one community to the other and telling them about our Club”.
“Today’s event is a special project, last year we organized a similar project for Lekki Phase I Community where we catered for 100 people, that crowd was more than today’s but we were able to controlled it; so Langbansa community will not be an exception,” she said.
According to her, the Club majorly gets support and donations from members of the club, sponsorship from good-willed individuals and sometimes, when they have events like this, they source donations from corporate bodies to further the charity works and impacting the community.
She advised people to be a part of the Lions club by becoming a member to serve humanity.
“We also appreciate the chiefs and Bales in the community, and thanked some residents who have volunteered to manage the people well while on the queue. We appreciate all their selfless efforts.”
An elderly woman and beneficiary fondly called Mama Laje said, “ Me and many of old people got preferences as a result of old age and respect from the club members.”