A Non Governmental Organization, Omoluabi Folami Onirinwa Foundation has hosted over 1500 children as part of activities to mark Christmas, the Christian Festival of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The event was aimed at putting smiles on the faces of children during the Yuletide season and reviving rural communities and strengthening youths.
Founder of the Foundation, Chief Folami Onirinwa while speaking at the party held at Egbe at the Chief Onirinwa Bola Residence, described children as special in the sight of God, saying they needed to be made happy at a time like this.
According to him, the need to engage the children meaningfully at a young age can not be overemphasized as youth restiveness is on the rise in society.
“It is clear that a lot of our values have been displaced, and we are dealing with an increasingly delinquent and restive youth population.
He further states that “Our communities need such innovation as bringing children and youths together to curb youth restiveness and keep them away from other societal ills”
“There’s not a one-size- fits-all approach to resolving these issues, but I believe that starting to reconnect from the roots and reviving some of our age long traditions can be helpful.
Chief Onirinwa, who is the Fiwajoye of Bagido Isanlu and popularly known as Omoluabi, used the party to congratulate children on the celebration, urging them to focus on their studies and continue to be an Ambassador of Christ.
Parents at the Party were full of appreciation, acknowledging that Chief Folami Onirinwa is an outstanding community builder who is passionate about community development.
The Christmas Party featured games, bouncing castles, Santa Grotto, and presentation of gifts.