I was here

The hearts I have touched will be the proof that I lived, that I made a difference, and this world will see, I was here…Beyoncé ‘Blessed’ Knowles..

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Hellurrr 🙂 🙂 ….if you haven’t listened to that amazing piece yet, you totally should! Like now! Ok maybe after you’re done reading here….hehehe
You see I’m always careful what I listen to especially as I’m very aware of the strong influence music has on the psychology of man but I can’t deny the amazingly positive energy this song brings. This is no doubt my favorite piece by Beyoncé…mehn can that lady sing or what?!!
First time I heard and watched her perform this piece on the united nations humanitarian day, I cried a few tears…I was incredibly touched at the weight of the message. It begs the question ‘what are you here for?’
A few days ago I was privileged to be at the launch of a public library and computer lab for less privileged kids by Slum2School Africa (where I’m a professional volunteer) at Makoko, Lagos and I was inspired afresh.
Slum2School is an NGO with the sole objective of providing educational and physiological aid to less privileged kids in slums around the country.
Otto Orondaam, the founder, is one person I think of, anytime this song plays and you can understand why. He spends his every second thinking of ways to send kids to school and so far he has helped enroll over 650 kids! Now tell me that’s not making a difference..
I listened to Steve Harvey once (on his 58th birthday) and he said he’s doing what he does not for himself, but so that he can make someone else’s life better because that’s the essence of living…(I paraphrased though) and he adviced his kids to care more about someone else than for themselves. I totally agree! God has given us this amazing gift of life, it’s only fair that we give back life in some way to others..

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The kids with Miss Ideal Lagos…

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Volunteers working…

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With the delectable Oyinkan…

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With darling volunteers, Ty, Phee, Eva and another friend 🙂

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Otto addressing invited guests…

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Otto Orondaam with Mrs Jean Obi (President of the National Braille Council of Nigeria) and another invited guest..

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I should pause and ask again…why are you here? You don’t necessarily have to do incredible feats like Beyoncé or Steve or Otto to be terrestrially relevant…but you can do something that leaves a mark in someone’s life. No matter how small…or large…hehehe
If you’re already doing something pls share, you never know who you’ll inspire…I’ll love to hear from you…

In the mean time…
Leave something to remember, so they won’t forget, You were here…

*hugs and kisses*

Pictures: Me 🙂 

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6 Discussion to this post

  1. vokaay says:

    I think its totally amazing that you volunteer your time for this kids…may God bless you and your team ,takes a lot of selflessness in this very crazy world we are in….nice one girl, God bless your beautiful heart

  2. nnamdi says:

    nice and inspiring………..am gona be a volunteer in no time………loading#

  3. ifeanyi says:

    Nice oneee! I see Oyinkan still has her closeup smile shining brighly..I love the comment at the end about not needing to do super duper feats(I will do super duperrrr feats tho 🙂 ) but even the small things matter 🙂

  4. Laiza says:

    Keep up the great job dear. I’m soo proud of Slum2School

  5. Oluwamudi says:

    …..That’s how some people didn’t upload a photo of me serving and working @slum2School #elibrary and #Computerlab…*Clear throat*
    …and congratulation to Oyin…yes I counted and I guess. It’s 32!

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