Stella Dimoko AFRIMA And AU Empower Students At Felabration 2016


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Friday, October 07, 2016

AFRIMA And AU Empower Students At Felabration 2016

....donates computers, educational materials

In furtherance of the social responsibility initiative of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA in partnership with the Africa Union, the continental awards project has donated computers, exercise books and other writing materials to participating schools at the recent FELABRATION 2016 Senior Secondary School debate.

The Senior Secondary School debate was held at the Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos on Wednesday, October 5 with the topic: 'Reparation, Yes or No". This forms part of the programme of activities for FELABRATION, the annual festival organised to celebrate the legacy of late music maestro and Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Highlighting AFRIMA's objectives in partnering Felabration 2016 edition in the schools debate, Country Director, Nigeria/Co Producer,
AFRIMA, Mr Kingsley James, said it created another platform for the AFRIMA Foundation to purse her Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in Lagos State, the 2016 Official Host City for AFRIMA through its Educate-A-Child (Our Voice) initiative. "AFRIMA is committed to reducing illiteracy in Africa via the
Educate-A-Child Campaign (our voice) initiative by driving support for investment in education, formal and informal, by African leaders", stated James.

Speaking at the opening of the debate, founder of Felabration and daughter of the late music legend, Ms. Yeni Kuti, stressed the need for students to be adequately equipped with the knowledge of history
for the promotion and development of African's rich culture and heritage.

She said, "The topic was chosen to test the knowledge of the students on history. We needed to challenge their knowledge of Africa's history and for students to learn new things about their heritage. We want to
keep Fela's love of culture and learning alive among young people. This debate isn't about relating history but by relating it to their understanding. It is not a competition but a test of knowledge and to
encourage all and no school would be exempted from receiving gifts."

10 Senior Secondary Schools in Lagos State namely: Aunty Ayo Girls Comprehensive Senior Secondary; Community Senior Grammar School, Gberigbe; Epe Senior Grammar School; Cayley College; Lagos City Senior College; Vivian Fowler Memorial College; St Gregory’s College; Atunrase Senior High School; Army Children Senior High School, Ikeja;
and Dowen College, were represented by their students who turned out in numbers.

After a brilliantly engaging session by the student debaters judged by Mr. Kunle Bakare (Publisher, Encomium Magazine); Ms. Princess Abumere (Entertainment Editor, Pulse NG); Mr. Kingsley James;
Mrs. Morayo Afolabi-Brown (TVC broadcaster) and Mrs. Jumoke Alawode-James  (TVC broadcaster), the first prize was clinched by Dowen College, coming second was Vivian Fowler Memorial College and in third position, Aunty Ayo Girls Comprehensive Senior Secondary.

After receiving their winner's prizes and other gifts handed out by Mr. Kingsley James, the excited students and schools' management officials present at the event thanked AFRIMA for the generous donation.

AFRIMA's Country Director also urged the Felabration Festival Organising committee to get involved in the AFRIMA 2016 programme of events from November 4-6, 2016 which includes the Africa Music Business Summit on Friday, November 4 and the AFRIMA Music Village, an open concert-style festival featuring nominees and other top billed
music stars, also on Friday, November 4.

In partnership with the AUC and the Official Host City, Lagos State, AFRIMA 2016 grand awards ceremony holds on Sunday, November 6 with thousands of guests expected in Lagos for the various events. 


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    Hello everyone. I just started a one woman NGO, i want to
    bring clothing and food to the poor around Abuja. I have
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    but i am still gathering the products i need to give to
    them. I don't have these things personally to give to them
    and that is why i have come to you guys on their behalf. I
    am asking Abuja residents that can afford it, for clothes,
    shoes, bags(Female, Male, Children) and food stuffs that
    you can spare because some of these people lack these
    things, soooooo many are living so far below poverty level
    that their plight will melt your heart. I am a beaded
    jewelry designer and really want to help some of them in
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    materials to use for the training, please i also plead for
    your help in that aspect, i plead for your financial help in
    funding this. These people might not be able to thank you
    in person but believe me their prayers for you will reach
    Gods ear. I also want to start a soup kitchen like they do
    abroad where any hungry person can come off the street
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    helping those less privileged than you might hasten your
    miracle, thanks and God bless you. Stella please enable
    this oooooooo.

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  3. Couldn't read all... Dem don try sha


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