Friday, October 5, 2018

JCI Brings Smiles To Mushin; Excites Residents


JCI Brings Smiles To Mushin; Excites Residents

Residents of Idi Olowu, Idi Oro, Mushin, Lagos, trooped out in their numbers on Saturday, September 28, 2018 to avail themselves of free eye screening and distribution of free eye glass, as well as medical talk undertaken by a non Governmental Organization, Juinor Chamber International ( JCI), Lagos Coral.The medical outreach was line with JCI’s commitment to the United Nations, UN, Sustainable Development Goals.



The enthusiastic residents who also received free mosquito nets and worm expellers were full of praises for JCI, saying their community had never had it so good. It was a spectacle to behold as the aged and young proudly showcased their eye glasses after undergoing the eye screening. An elated Baale Igbari Olowu (Traditional Head of Idi Olowu) in whose compound the outreach was held, Chief Oladujoye Anibaba personally ensured orderly conduct of his subjects while the exercise lasted. Describing the event as unprecedented in the history of the community, the monarch called on other NGOs to emulate JCI. To demonstrate the measure of his people’s gratitude to JCI, the Baale, on behalf of Idi Oluwu residents presented a medical practitioner, Dr. Sixtus Ozomba who spoke and also answered questions, to the delight of the ecstatic audience, on a wide range of medical challenges, including High Blood Pressure, cancer, Malaria etc, with gifts of a book and his (Dr. Ozomba) enlarged picture portrait.


National President of JCI, Adeniyi Rasheed Balogun explained that the medical outreach to Idi Olowu was a continuation of the Chamber’s humanitarian services in select Lagos communities.According to him JCI had previously visited Sangotedo and Mosafejo areas of Lekki and Oshodi respectively.Balogun praised the Baale and the people of Idi Oluwo for being receptive to the exercise.

2018 Project Director for JCI, Lagos Coral, and Mrs. Ugochi Okoronkwo also spoke in the same vein. According to her the medical outreach was basically a service to humanity. She explained that the big idea behind the exercise was to impact positively on the environment; to try to push government at all levels to remember poor communities and provide them with basic health and infrastructural amenities.

JCI is a nonprofit organization with 200,000 memberships of young people ages 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities round the world. Each JCI member shares the belief that in order to create lasting positive change, the world around him or her must be improved. JCI seeks targeted solutions to unique problems in communities to build a better world, creating global impact.

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