As citizens of Osun State continue to grapple with the effects of lockdown forced by the ravaging Corona Virus pandemic, Olori ‘Lara Agunsoye Foundation (OLAF) has reached out to widows, the aged and the vulnerable persons in Ijebu-Jesa and environs by giving out cash to these targeted groups.
The Founder, Olori Omolara Agunsoye led other members of the Board of Trustees as they embarked on door-to-door distribution of cash to residents of the town to cushion the effects of the stay at home order.
According to the Founder, this exercise is consistent with the objectives of the Foundation to cater for the down-trodden and less privileged in our society. She noted that the Foundation has been doing this for three years running.
“This idea is to put smiles on the faces of senior citizens of our land, and alleviate the sufferings of the vulnerable persons and the less privileged in our society. We thought of the festive period, coupled with the biting effects of Covid-19 lockdown and saw the need to reach out to those who ordinarily have no hope, thus, making their Easter enjoyable.” She noted.
Olori Omolara Agunsoye used the avenue to appreciate well-meaning sons and daughters of Ijebu-Jesa who made donations to the foundation to sponsor the programme. She specifically eulogised Messrs Taiwo Awoyinfa, Odun Fajayeyo, Oluwaseyi Asere, Monisola Ariyo-Beckers, the Agbolas and the family of Engr, & Mrs Abudiore. She noted that these individuals reached out to the palace and requested how they can be of help to the community. They subsequently sent money distributed to the vulnerable persons.
A member of Board of Trustees for the Foundation, Princess Abiodun Ojo-Fasosin stated that the foundation is a brainchild of the Olori Agunsoye upon ascending the throne. She added that the foundation has been reaching out to senior citizens and widows in Ijebu-Jesa during Easter and Christmas for three years with supports received from indigenes of the town. She pledged the foundation’s commitment to putting smiles on people as she lauded those who have sponsored the foundation in the past.
The Foundation had earlier distributed liquid soap to residents of Ijebu-Jesa to encourage handwashing as a precaution to the spread of corona virus.