By Michael Effiong
Esther Ajayi Foundation, founded by Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi of the Love of Christ Generation Cherubim & Seraphim Church has concluded plans to positively touch one million lives worldwide in 2018.
Announcing this ambitious plan at a media parley inside the Eko Hotel & Suites, in Lagos, Reverend Mother Ajayi said that God is going to use her foundation to put smiles on peoples’ faces, bring hope to the hopeless and change lives.
According to her “The Esther Ajayi Foundation is all about giving I have an adage that says, Gratitude is my attitude, giving is my character. I believe it is divine to give. You do not need to give money, you can give a smile, you can give kind words, you can give your talent.
“What is paramount now is giving and empowering the poor. If you are down now, what the Esther Ajayi Foundation will do is to raise you. The Esther Ajayi Foundation wants to become a World Class giver.
“As an international organisation, we will provide support and resources for issues such as homelessness, detainees, poverty alleviation and rehabilitation.”
Though the foundation officially started in London last year, Reverend Mother Ajayi revealed that giving has always been in her DNA. In fact, she said that right from age 19, she has been a giver par excellence. And before the foundation came into being, she has made great interventions to displaced persons in the North East through an organisation called Focus On Disability and even the health situations of many, prominent one being the N10million donated to popular actor, Olanrewaju Adepoju for eye surgery.
She revealed that her foundation will partner with other civil Society Organisations, faith-based organisations and NGOs to meet its set objectives. Noting that it will launch a social media hashtag ##1 million lives to draw attention to this worthy cause.
“We are going to make an impact around the world. We will go North, East, West and South of Nigeria.Anywhere we are called, we will go. People are coming back from Libya, we are going to develop a programme to help them find their feet again. We will arrange hostels and train them in various vocations to help them re-integrate into society and become useful citizens.
With its focus on philanthropy, volunteerism and making a difference, Reverend Mother Esther believes in the power of what can be achieved when we place giving at the centre of our lives and how much change one individual can make if we put resources in the right direction.
Fondly called “Iya Adua” (Female Prayer Warrior), Reverend Mother Ajayi said her foundation set such a high target of one million lives in one year because she knows that the God she serves says we should give without ceasing and her foundation wants to use its work not only to impact society but to inspire more people to imbibe the spirit of giving.
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