Founded in February 2013, as a Non-Profit Organisation, by AVM Femi Gbadebo (Rtd) OFR and his wife Alaba, proud parents of a fully dependent male child (DOB 14 June 1996) living with Cerebral Palsy, who they have succeeded in managing reasonably well, Benola Cerebral Palsy Initiative is committed to using that experience to help parents who would otherwise, have resorted to more drastic measures like infanticide, outright rejection or abandonment in an institution, as a form of response to having a child with such a disability.
A graduate of the Royal Post-Graduate Medical School of Hammersmith Hospital – London , Cripps Postgraduate Medical Centre, Northampton – England, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine UK and Harvard Medical School, Boston – USA , Dr Funsho worked at various times as Cardiologist, Hemel Hempstead, U.K, Senior Register – General Medicine West Herts Hospital U.K, Medical Director/Consultant Physician Murtala Specialist Hospital, Kano and Chief consultant Physician Marhaba Specialist Hospital Kano.
He was also at some time, Personal Physician to HRH The Emir of Kanoand Personal Physician to Governors of Kano State.
A Past District Governor of Rotary International, Dr Funsho is a proud recipient of numerous awards from Rotary international including the "Service Above Self" and "Meritorious Service" awards.
He is also a Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom Currently , Dr Funsho is Chairman Advisory Board, Benola – A Cerebral Palsy Initiative
Chairman BOT Foundation for Women’s health Research and Development [FORWARD ] An NGO working in the field of maternal and child health with emphasis on holistic management of VVF and maternal and child nutrition.
Trustee Street Children Foundation of Lagos. Working to reintegrate street children back into their families and communities or rehabilitating them in schools and hostels.
A past Captain of Kano Golf Club, Funsho who also loves traveling and fishing is happily married to Aisha together with whom, they are proud parents of four.