By Eric Elezuo
Therapy Edge, a non-governmental and non-profit making organization, recently presented a Corporate Social Responsibility Award to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Rose of Sharon Parish, Ikeja.
The award, which was received by Mrs. Rosemary Fowler, a Principal Director of the CSR Department of The Church and the wife of the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), Pastor Tunde Fowler, was presented by a strong delegation of the group, led by the President and Founder, Mr. Tobi Abbey, and the Registrar, Barr. Yemisi Thorpe (principal, Lawstone Legal) presented a
Therapy Edge is an educational organization established to educate individuals on interpersonal relationship management, which cuts across including friendship, family, parent-child, marriage, customer, professional, leadership and followership relationship, conflict management among others.
It is also an avenue to render guidance and counseling to parties undergoing emotional trauma as a result of failed relationships in addition to organizing quarterly conferences to correct, control and change misconceptions on interpersonal relations.
RCCG, Rose of Sharon parish, under the Lagos Province 35 Headquarters of the Apapa Family, qualified for the award as a result of its steadfastness in reaching out to the less privileged through its CSR Department through various training activities to unskilled individuals with less than nothing as fees.
In his remarks at the presentation, the President of Therapy Edge, Mr. Tobi Abbey said the mandate of his organization is rooted on making heaven, and taking as many people as possible with him through charitable acts just at the RCCG, which he is a member of is doing.
“I am a member and a worker in The Redeemed Christian Christ of God, Rose of Sharon Parish and it’s one of our mandates in ‘to prepare ourselves, as candidates of heaven, and take people along with us.’ The influence of RCCG’s ordinance had contributed to my channel of inspiration,” Abbey said.
Narrating how the organization came to be, Abbey disclosed:
“God gave me the vision and the name ‘Therapy Edge’ in April 2017. He also gave Dr. Esther Foluke Akinsola, the Head of Department, Psychology Department, University of Lagos the awareness of the vision before I approached her with the vision. It is a great honour and privilege to have two associate professors in Therapy Edge today as grand patron, and mentor respectively. There are also various volunteers.”
He eulogized Pastor Emeka Obiagwu, whose influence played a role in the launching of the group in August 12, 2017, adding that Pastor Obiagwu made the church facility available for use.
“I am glad to associate with the church, and to stretch and promote its kind determination,” he said.
As regards the extended vision of Therapy Edge, Abbey further disclosed that the group is set to work with seminaries and bible colleges to improve Christian Theology in various syllabuses to restore families and marriages.