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ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF ADERONKE DAIRO FOUNDATION

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

2017:

School scholarships:

Ø Scholarship grants to best two (2) students of government schools in the city of Ibadan.Dr. Aderonke visited two Government Secondary Schools for sensitization on sexual related diseases and the importance of abstinence. In the course of this visit, the Patron, Dr. Aderonke offered scholarships to two of the best students to encourage them in their educational pursuit.

Ø Payment for UTME forms for 4 children of single mothers based in Ibadan.

2018:

Visit to Widows of Policemen and Single mothers:

The foundation equally identified the widows of Policemen who lost their lives in the course of serving the nation. The patron emphasized the need to bring succor to these set of people and subsequently proceeded with the listed:

Ø Scholarship grants to ten (10) children of widows to Policemen.

Ø Financial grants to 10 widows to startup businesses of their choice.

Ø #200,000 financial grants to widows to support their families.

Ø 24,000 pieces of diapers given out free to nursing mothers and motherless babies’ homes.

Ø Free clothes and baby wares given out to single mothers within the city of Ibadan.

2019:

Medical outreach:

Ø Free medical outreach conducted in 4 wards within Ibadan N/E local government. Oke Offa ,Koloko, Oje Elewa; checks consisted of vitals check, blood pressure check, diabetes test, pregnancy test and arthritis test. Special attention was given to the aged who could not get to the venues.

Ø Over 1,500 patients benefited from this outreach within 3 days.

Ø Free drugs were dispensed to over 80% of patients attended.




Health talks in Secondary Schools:

Dr. Aderonke visited three Secondary Schools within Ibadan; Bashorun High School, IMG Secondary School, Oke Offa, and her alma mata, Command Day Secondary School. She had sexual health lectures with the students where she sensitized them on the sexually related diseases and the importance of abstinence. Below are the key metrics recorded during the exercise.

Ø Free sexual health lectures were delivered to over 700 Senior Secondary School Students across three (3) Secondary Schools in Ibadan.

Ø One-on-one counseling conducted for selected students who confidentially admitted to sexual molestation and assaults.

Ø 2,600 pieces of free sanitary pads were given to all female students in these three schools.

Ø 3,000 free notepads were given to students and teachers of these schools too.





Courtesy Visits:

Understanding the roles of leaders and some political figures play in the society, Dr. Aderonke made courtesy visits to prominent elders in her community to rally support for the agenda and objectives of her foundation.

Ø Dr. Aderonke paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Commissioner for Information in Oyo State, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun where she reiterated the need for the State to intensify efforts in the sensitization of parents and children on the importance of education. In his remark, Dr. Commissioner acknowledged the philanthropic gestures Dr. Aderonke had embarked upon through her foundation in the form of free health checks and health lectures. He promised the State’s support to the course of the foundation in any little way so far it is to the benefit of its people.



Ø Dr. Aderonke and her team equally paid a courtesy visit to the then Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr. Shina Olukolu where she advocated the need to equip policemen with regular life support skills like CPRs. She offered to conduct free CPR training to the men of the Nigerian Police in Ibadan which was graciously accepted by the police commissioner.



Ø HRH. Abiodun Kola Daisi: Being a prominent son of Ibadanland, Dr. Aderonke visited HRH. Abiodun Kola Daisi to solicit the support of prominent indigenes for her various humanitarian activities. HRH. Abiola Kola Daisi was impressed by the activities of the team and pledged to support the foundation by making available for its use free training center and facilities.


Ø Olubadan of Ibadan: A courtesy visit was paid by Dr. Aderonke and her team to the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji where the foundation’s ongoing activities were shared with the royal father. The team was accorded a warm welcome and also received royal blessings from the palace. The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji assured the team of the support of the palace whenever required and implored the team to spread its activities to the nooks and crannies of Ibadan land.

Other activities:

Ø Radio Interview: Dr. Aderonke was hosted by two of Ibadan’s most prominent indigenous radio presenters, Olalomi Amole and KomolafeOlaiya, currently of Fresh FM where she had the opportunity of sharing the objectives of the Foundation with the listeners and also notified them of the free health checks which were being undertaken by the foundation in Ibadan then.

Ø 2020.

Pandemic Support:

Ø Over 350 free sanitizers distributed to Ibadan residents at Oke Offa, Koloko, Oje, etc

Ø Gifts shared with Muslim faithfuls for the Eid Mubarak celebrations.

Other remarkable achievements of the Foundation and its Patron, Dr Aderonke, which are worthy of mention are:

Ø The Patron, Dr. Aderonke, was honored with an honorary Doctorate degree award in Philosophy for her exemplary work in philanthropy, humanitarianism, and service to humanity.



Ø Most recently, Dr. Aderonke was also hosted virtually by two radio stations in Ibadan, Space FM, and Lead City Radio. This was brought about with the recent spate of RAPE incidents in the society, especially in Ibadan. They recognized the lead she took in the fight against such a heinous atrocity.



Ø An interview with BBC Yoruba scheduled for December 2020.

Ø The foundation championed a rape petition in June 2020 addressed to the Oyo State Government and the Oyo State House of Assembly, during the height of the serial rape and killings in Oyo State, seeking more stringent penalties for the perpetrators of rape in general. Over 2000 people signed this petition which attested to the mutually shared opinion of the public on the issue.

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