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A Walk for Cerebral Palsy 2017

A Walk for Cerebral Palsy 2017

Team Benola had a walk for cerebral palsy. There was a great turnout despite the rain. It was really pleasing to see a large number of people come out to show their support for a just cause . We had a great time walking and a lot of prizes were given away. 

Slowly but surely team B...
31, October 2017, 8:01 am


Public Lecture on World Cerebral Palsy day at the MUSON Centre Lagos

Public Lecture on World Cerebral Palsy day at the MUSON Centre Lagos

In the morning of Oct 6th 2017 at the Muson Centre was Benola's 1st Public Lecture on Cerebral Palsy. In attendance were the Minister of Health - Prof Issac Adewole, who gave the keynote address of The Vice President and chaired by elder statesman Dr Christopher Kolade. Also in attendance wer...
31, October 2017, 8:01 am


Benola's 5th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum - 'We Are All Involved'

Benola's 5th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum - 'We Are All Involved'

On the 12th of October 2017, there were over 350 families among the 430 plus who registered at Benola's 5th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum. A culmination of months of planning made possible through the kind support of the Authorities at Lagos University Teaching Hospital who made both s...
13, August 2017, 1:22 pm


Benola Day with Olaoluwa

Benola Day with Olaoluwa

To the Glory of God, it was quite a day. Olaoluwa's Mum put up quite a show right and it all went very well, and though it had been raining heavily of late, we only experienced slight early and mid-morning showers, till 3pm when most of the guests had left. Thereafter, the Heavens opened up a...
16, June 2017, 5:13 am


Team Benola's Visit to Princeton Schools, Surulere, Lagos

Team Benola's Visit to Princeton Schools, Surulere, Lagos

Team Benola paid a midday Cerebral Palsy Advocacy Visit to Princeton Schools, Surulere, Lagos where we spoke to very enthusiastic students and their teachers in two batches, Primary and Secondary. Next on is Wednesday, 14th June 2017 (Benola Day), when we spend the day at home with Olaoluwa who&#...
9, June 2017, 4:40 am


Lemon to Lemonade Story - Marking the 3rd Lagos State Disability Expo

Lemon to Lemonade Story - Marking the 3rd Lagos State Disability Expo

Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate - Tuesday, 16th May 2017, I was at Adeyemi Bero Hall, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, where I delivered a paper, 'My Lemon to Lemonade Story: An Introduction to The Benola Vision' as part of the activities marking the 3rd Lagos State Disability Expo, ...
17, May 2017, 4:31 am


Benola's 4th Anniversary and First Annual Symposium on Cerebral Palsy

Benola's 4th Anniversary and First Annual Symposium on Cerebral Palsy

To the Glory of God, D-Day of Benola's 4th Anniversary and First Annual Symposium on Cerebral Palsy is finally over and boy did we have an awesome time. Our Lead Speaker delivered a brilliant paper, the Discussants gave a good account of themselves and our dignitaries, Representative of the W...
1, March 2017, 3:38 am


Grange School - A "Bob-A-Job"

Grange School - A "Bob-A-Job"

Oh my goodness, how sweet is this? Early in 2016, Team Benola was at Grange School, Ikeja, Lagos for a Cerebral Palsy Awareness Campaign and a few days later we received a letter from the teacher who coordinated our visit, informing us that the School had decided to make Benola the focus of the S...
1, March 2017, 3:24 am


Benola at The Vanguard Newspapers

Benola at The Vanguard Newspapers

Monday, 13th February 2017 was a truly memorable day in my life as I had the privilege of being hosted to a meeting over lunch with Veteran Journalist, Columnist and Founder of Nigeria's leading Newspaper, The Vanguard, Chief Sam Amuka-Pemu a.k.a Uncle Sam who incidentally was also Co - Found...
1, March 2017, 3:18 am


MEMORIES Of The 2016 'Power UP' ALUMNI HANGOUT

MEMORIES Of The 2016 'Power UP' ALUMNI HANGOUT

It was fun at our colorful Alumni Hangout Dinner, which marked the end of our school year in style.

The well-attended event, which took place at the Best Western Hotel Plus in Ikeja, had the signature of what the Power UP stands for....Learning, and Achieving in an atmosphere of Fun.22, December 2016, 4:45 am


Benola 2016 Christmas Outreach, to the Children's Ward at Gbagada General Hospital

Benola 2016 Christmas Outreach, to the Children's Ward at Gbagada General Hospital

Friday, 16th December 2016:
In the course of our 2016 Christmas Outreach, to the Children's Ward at Gbagada General Hospital on 15th December 2026, our attention was drawn to the fact that the Physiotherapy Department was planning a Christmas Party the next day for the over 60 children...
22, December 2016, 4:11 am


International Day of Person's with Disabilities

International Day of Person's with Disabilities

Saturday, 3rd December 2016:
On invitation of the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria, Mrs O Akande, I spent the greater part of the day as Chairman at an event organised to mark the day at Mother Theresa's Children's Home...
4, December 2016, 10:06 pm


Benola at the Armed Forces Resettlement Centre

Benola at the Armed Forces Resettlement Centre

Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate - Monday, 14th November 2016, I embarked on an early morning 2hrs to Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, Lagos where I was warmly received by the Commandant, AVM Christopher Gudi who last September, surprised us with a kind contribution towards the successful ...
18, November 2016, 9:58 pm


At Sterling Business Network's (SBN) Elite Breakfast Meeting at Four Points by Sheraton

At Sterling Business Network's (SBN) Elite Breakfast Meeting at Four Points by Sheraton

Tuesday, 15th November 2016 - Sterling Business Network's (SBN) Elite Breakfast Meeting at Four Points by Sheraton, Oniru, Lagos, once again presented another opportunity for me to share the Benola Vision for Cerebral Palsy and Disability Management in Africa.

 

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15, November 2016, 6:56 am


Benola at The Learning Place Centre

Benola at The Learning Place Centre

Saturday, 5th November 2016, The Learning Place Centre (TLPCentre) organised a Parent's Forum with the theme:
Parent's Role in Allied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The event which was well attended provided an opportunity for Special Needs Parent's to learn from both experts and eac...
11, November 2016, 6:50 am


Provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos

Provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos

To the Glory of God and immense benefit of the Developmental Disabilities Community in Africa, Professor Afolabi Lesi, a distinguished Professor of Paediatrics, leading authority on Cerebral Palsy and Member Benola's Advisory Board/Chairman Program Planning and Implementation Team (PPIT), was...
6, November 2016, 6:40 am


Benola at The Workplace Centre'

Benola at The Workplace Centre'

Friday, 28th October 2016, at 'The Workplace Centre', a HR Consulting & Business Advisory outfit with offices on Victoria Island, Lagos, where I delivered a paper, 'Understanding Disability as a Key to Delivering an Amazing Customer Experience' at a Business Roundtable on the ...
29, October 2016, 6:36 am


Benola at Smooth 98.1 FM's Night at the KAZBAH at Federal Palace Hotel

Benola at Smooth 98.1 FM's Night at the KAZBAH at Federal Palace Hotel

Saturday, 22nd October 2016
Smooth 98.1FM's Night at the KAZBAH at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, was truly a night to remember. With the legendary Jonathan Butler headlining the event, Nigeria's latest music sensation, "A'RESE" kicked ...
22, October 2016, 6:29 am


Benola at Smooth 98.1FM

Benola at Smooth 98.1FM

Wednesday, 19th October 2016, marked in New Vista in my life as a Disability Advocate as I had the opportunity on the popular Drive Time Show on Smooth 98.1FM, to talk about Cerebral Palsy and my new venture, 'FG Talks' a platform on which I now speak about how Disability affects every as...
21, October 2016, 6:22 am


Benola at Launch of a Book

Benola at Launch of a Book

Wednesday, 19th October 2016: The incredible 20 year work of Dr Olayinka Akindayomi of Children's Developmental Centre, Surulere, Lagos in management of children and adults with Developmental Disabilities was celebrated with a Launch of a Book, 'Who Needs to be Normal' at the Metropol...
19, October 2016, 6:18 am


Benola at Radio Continental 102.5 FM

Benola at Radio Continental 102.5 FM

Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate: Recall I was at Radio Continental 102.5FM about 10days ago to talk about Cerebral Palsy on their Breakfast Show? Well guess ho was also listening in, none other than RC's On-Air-Personality, Walepowpowpow, that awesome, gentle giant with one of the deepest voic...
18, October 2016, 6:12 am


Benola and the National Association of Nigerian Women Journalists (NAWOJ)

Benola and the National Association of Nigerian Women Journalists (NAWOJ)

Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate - Friday, 14th October 2016, Co-founder & Executive Director Benola @feroda_gee, was Special Guest and Role Model at a event organised by The National Association of Nigerian Women Journalists (NAWOJ) to mark the International Day of the Girl Child under the the...
16, October 2016, 6:06 am


Benola at Alausa Radio

Benola at Alausa Radio

My prefared language of Choice when discussing sensitive and technical matters has always been English, so when Olusegun Sanyaolu, an On-Air-Personality at Alausa Radio, a Community Radio serving staff of Lagos State Government with the old and new Secretatriats at Alausa, Ikeja, called to reques...
14, October 2016, 12:00 am


Benola at Radio Continental 102.3FM

Benola at Radio Continental 102.3FM

Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate - Thursday, 13th October 2016 from 9:15am - 9:45am, I discussed Developmental Disabilities on the Health Segment of Continental Sunrise on Radio Continental 102.3FM with On-Air-Personalty, Debbie, in what turned out to be a lively interaction on the station that pri...
14, October 2016, 5:56 am


Benola at Radio One' 103.5FM

Benola at Radio One' 103.5FM

Monday 10th October 2016: As promised by General Manager, Funke Treasure Durodola, Radio One' 103.5FM's partnership with Benola to raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy, which has been sustained by regular spot announcements continued with 2 studio recordings (English and Pidgin) where we ...
11, October 2016, 5:51 am


Team Benola was at Brickhouse College,

Team Benola was at Brickhouse College,

Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate - Friday, 7th October 2016 (World CP Day + 2), from 2pm - 3:30pm, Team Benola was at Brickhouse College, a sixth form educational institution located within the Osborne Foreshore Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos for a Cerebral Palsy Awareness Campaign. On arrival, we were warml...
9, October 2016, 5:47 am


Benola @ Health Segment of Continental Sunrise on Radio Continental 102.3FM

Benola @ Health Segment of Continental Sunrise on Radio Continental 102.3FM

Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate - Thursday, 6th October 2016 (World CP Day + 1), from 9:15am - 9:45am, I was talking Cerebral Palsy on the Health Segment of Continental Sunrise on Radio Continental 102.3FM with On-Air-Personalty, Mark, in what turned out to be one of my most interactive Radio Show...
9, October 2016, 5:40 am


World CP Day, Lagos Nigeria

World CP Day, Lagos Nigeria

D-Day, First Wednesday in October, and Benola proudly joined over 380 sister organisations worldwide to celebrate 'World CP Day 2016' with a visit to CP Children at Hearts of Gold Children's Hospice, Surulere, Lagos. Meanwhile, our World CP Day activities continue with an appearance o...
5, October 2016, 5:32 am


Benola's Walk for Cerebral Palsy

Benola's Walk for Cerebral Palsy

Saturday, 1st October 2016, Benola's Next Big Event - A Walk for Cerebral Palsy in support of World CP Day 2016 was a hit and after an early morning ride in excess of 50km wearing their World CP Day Tags our friends from @Cycology joined us at the finish point! 1, October 2016, 5:21 am


Benola Fourth Family Forum

Benola Fourth Family Forum

The Benola fourth family forum, an event that looked cloudy due to lack of prompt funding was a huge success by all standards. On this note I welcome you to another edition of the Benola Weekly newsletter. A lot has been going on and we are still very committed to keeping you informed.

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16, September 2016, 4:49 am


Benola at African Christian Broadcasting Network

Benola at African Christian Broadcasting Network

Thursday 1st September 2016, I was at the Unity Estate, Abule Egba studios of African Christian Broadcasting Network (ACBN),with our Assistant Director Operations, Dayo Gbadebo, where as guests on their Breakfast Show, we looked at the way forward for 'Baby Factories in Nigeria' with Anch...
16, September 2016, 4:38 am


BENOLA'S 3rd Anniversary Activity Report

BENOLA'S 3rd Anniversary Activity Report

On arrival, the Benola Team, made up of PPIT Members and friends of Benola, bearing gifts and relief items for the center, was warmly received by the Assistant Head-Mistress, Mrs Afolayan Taiwo and the PTA Chairman, Mr Babatunde Willoughby.

Thereafter, the Team was treated to a well-reh...
2, March 2016, 12:34 pm


Benola's CP Parents Network

Benola's CP Parents Network

Saturday 13th February 2016, saw the start of a new phase in the quest to fulfil the Benola Vision through the maiden edition of Benola's CP Parents Network held at Peninsula Hotel, Lekki, Lagos. Though limited to a maximum of 20 families, we had 22 parents, most coming from places as far as ...
25, February 2016, 5:09 am


5th Meeting of Benola’s PPIT

5th Meeting of Benola’s PPIT

On the 26th of January 2016, Benola's Project Planning and Implementation Team(PPIT) held its 5th Meeting and the first for the new year at Peninsula Hotel and Towers, Lekki Phase One, Lagos.

The meeting which was convened to chart the course of the organizations activities for the ...
27, January 2016, 4:18 am


Hearts of Gold Children's Hospice - Christmas Outreach

Hearts of Gold Children's Hospice - Christmas Outreach

Dear All,

Tuesday, 15th December 2015: In continuation of our Christmas Outreach, Team Benola visited Hearts of Gold Children's Hospice, where we made a generous donation of food items and toiletries. On arrival, we were warmly received by the Founder, Mrs Laja Adedoyin, a warm and ...
18, December 2015, 11:32 am


The Quest for the Smart Child

The Quest for the Smart Child

Dear All,  

I am glad to report to the house that it was another great day for Team Benola this past Wednesday, 9th December 2015, when at the 285th Inaugural lecture of the University of Lagos, the Distinguished Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Dean Faculty of Clinic...
18, December 2015, 11:27 am


Benola's World CP Day Outreach at Corona

Benola's World CP Day Outreach at Corona

When the idea of a World CP Day Outreach at a primary school was first muted, I had my reservations because of my perceived fear that the information was likely to be above the understanding of children at that level. But luckily our PPIT insisted and even went out of their way to make it happen....
21, October 2015, 8:35 am


Concierge sports honours Benola

Concierge sports honours Benola

At a brief ceremony in Benola’s Ajah Office on Friday 13th March 2015, Mr Kayode Oguntayo of Concierge Sports Limited, in fulfilment of his organisations promise to reach out to four NGO’s, made a donation of the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira only, (N100,000:00) to Benola.

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17, March 2015, 4:51 am

Benola @ Gracity 2nd Inter-House Sport

Benola @ Gracity 2nd Inter-House Sport

On the 12th of February, 2015 Benola participated in the second inter-house sporting activities of Gracity schools 10, Soji Olagunji Street, Alpha Beach, Lekki, Lagos, a well established school which provides appropriate learning in a serene environment with experienced and committed staff. The e...
9, March 2015, 4:10 am


Benola Joins Down Syndrome Federation of Nigeria in a Charity Walk

Benola Joins Down Syndrome Federation of Nigeria in a Charity Walk

On the 18th of October, 2014 Benola staff joined in a Charity Walk tagged “KEEP CALM” organized by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Nigeria.

Though the Foundation has its home and offices at No 43 Adegoke street, off Marsha Road, Surulere, Lagos, the walk which started at 8: ...
23, October 2014, 3:23 am


Benola's World Cerebral Palsy Day Celebration at Arrows of God Orphanage

Benola's World Cerebral Palsy Day Celebration at Arrows of God Orphanage

The First day of October 2014, Nigeria’s 54th Independence Anniversary was also the day when Benola joined millions all over the world to celebrate the 3rd World CP Day.

On like last year, when we held a Cocktail Party to mark the occasion, this year’s celebration was held a...
6, October 2014, 5:45 am


Governor Fashola present a bus to Benola

Governor Fashola present a bus to Benola

On Wednesday, 9th of July 2014, Members of the Advisory Board of Benola Cerebral Palsy Initiative led by the Chairman, Dr Tunji Funsho and the CEO, AVM Femi Gbadebo, visited the Lagos State Governor’s Office at Alausa, Ikeja on the invitation of His Excellency Governor Babatunde Raji Fashol...
2, September 2014, 5:14 am


Benola at City FM 105.1

Benola at City FM 105.1

City FM 105.1’s partnership with Benola started yesterday morning, 31 July 2014, on a high note with my appearance on their Morning Show, “Bre

akfast in the City.” The program which started at 7am, provided an excellent platform for me to showcase Benola’s vision...
13, August 2014, 1:05 pm


Benola's Meeting With The Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria

Benola's Meeting With The Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria

For some reason, the notice of the meeting came in late, barely 24hr to the event itself. But somehow, Benola’s Advisory Board rose to the occasion and 8 of us made it to the Governor’s office at Alausa, Ikeja well ahead of time. Reception was flawless, our names were already at the g...
9, July 2014, 12:43 pm


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