KIDSCON Foundation makes Tunji Ojo Brand Ambassador, appoints Poroye as Consultant
… As over 1,000 kids celebrated
A non profit and voluntary organization known as Kidscon foundation on Saturday unveiled two prominent sons of Ondo state as its brand ambassador and consultant.
At the event graced by eminent personalities, Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo, a member House of Representatives representing Akoko North East/ North West Federal Constituency was announced as the brand ambassador while Chairman Emerging Political Platform in Ondo State, Prince Biyi Poroye was made the consultant.
The 2021 edition of the programme which was held today, 3rd July, 2021 at the International Conference and Cultural Event Centre (The Dome) in Akure, the state capital of Ondo State.
The founder and Coordinator of Kidscon foundation, Mrs Funmi Bankole said that the event was purposely organized to celebrate kids in both primary and secondary schools, stressing that the programme would also help orphans who have financial challenge to further in their education.
Mrs Bankole noted that some of the kids who were celebrated at the maiden edition of the programme were at the different Universities in and outside the country.
She described Bunmi Tunji-Ojo as a reliable, generous, humble and God-fearing personality who always interested in the growth and development of other people.
“Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is man who does not allow egoism and egotism to rule his life”.
She noted that the event was organized to help connect school kids together irrespective of the backgrounds, stressing that the importance of the programme is to take kids off the street and bring them back to the classroom to receive quality education.
She further confirmed that the initiative had helped kids both at the primary and pecondary school levels through scholarship scheme. She however expressed pain over the inability of the foundation to carry out 2020 edition of the scheme due to Covid-19 pandemic.
According to her, “The event is purposely to celebrate kids both at the primary and secondary levels between age 5 and 17. We have given scholarship award to over 50 students and by the grace of God, we will start another phase today”.
”We are interested in developing the orphans who have no support to further their educations. Some of the children who started the Kidscon some years back are now in different Universities”.
“We urge the governments and individuals to give the foundation the needed support so that we can achieve our aims and objectives better. We also need people of like minds to work together for effective service delivery.” Mrs. Bankole said.
She finally charged the kids to be committed and focused in their academic pursuit as she also encouraged the government to support the initiative.
In a remark, Tunji Ojo expressed his usual willingness to assist the less privileged because of is passion and interest in children.
In his own remarks, Prince Biyi Poroye, an APC chieftain who was unveiled as the Consultant of the foundation appreciated the Coordinator of Kidscon, Mrs. Bankole Funmi for her Initiative for her vision and mission.
Poroye also appreciated Bunmi Tunji-Ojo for assisting in ensuring the programme was successful.
The programme had in attendance over 1,000 students from 45 different public schools both at the primary and secondary levels.