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ELEVEN YEARS AND COUNTING

ELEVEN YEARS AND COUNTING

Today, 26th February 2024, makes it exactly 11 years since that faithful day in 2013 when my wife and I embarked on the noble task to change the way Cerebral Palsy is perceived and managed in this part of the world.

To say the journey has been rough would be an understatement, but to th...
26, February 2024, 5:54 am


SOME OF THE 74 FAMILIES WHO BENEFITED FROM BENOLA’S 2023 CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

SOME OF THE 74 FAMILIES WHO BENEFITED FROM BENOLA’S 2023 CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

We planned to bless 200 Cerebral Palsy Families who are active participants on Benola's CP Families WhatsApp Group from January - December 2023, but with barely 38% of our target raised, we were forced to limit our Beneficiaries to just 74 lucky families who, to the Glory of God, received the...
31, December 2023, 11:41 am


HOW WE MADE PAYMENTS TO THE 74 BENEFICIARIES OF BENOLA’S 2023 CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

HOW WE MADE PAYMENTS TO THE 74 BENEFICIARIES OF BENOLA’S 2023 CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

What better way to express our sincere appreciation to the Lord Almighty for the success of Ekundaayo and Mirabel's wedding on Friday, 15th December 2023 than to spread some of His Goodwill to our CP families, compliments of our kind supporters who donated generously at this most difficult ti...
31, December 2023, 11:23 am


THANK YOU - BENOLA'S 2023 CHRISTMAS APPEAL!

THANK YOU - BENOLA'S 2023 CHRISTMAS APPEAL!

Before we draw the curtains on the year, please permit me to express our sincere appreciation to the 32 individuals who through donations ranging from N10,000 - N500,000, contributed 38.2% of our target requirement for Benola's 2023 Christmas Appeal with which, between 19th & 20th December, w...
30, December 2023, 6:03 pm


APPEAL FOR SUPPORT: Benola’s 2023 CP Families Christmas Outreach - Tuesday, 19th December 2023.

APPEAL FOR SUPPORT: Benola’s 2023 CP Families Christmas Outreach - Tuesday, 19th December 2023.

In the past 10 years and in keeping with Benola's Vision to provide succor for parents of children living with Cerebral Palsy (CP) at Christmas, we have organized various programs aimed at bringing them together to network, have fun and return home with a pack of goodies. This year, the tradi...
26, October 2023, 9:13 am


STILL ON WORLD CP DAY 2023: Saturday, 7th October 2023

STILL ON WORLD CP DAY 2023: Saturday, 7th October 2023

Earlier today, at Airforce Primary School, Victoria Island, Lagos, Team Benola, led by Prince Moses aka @realpandafitness1, Certified Fitness Instructor and motivated DJ Mighty, had a great Zumba Session as part of Benola's activities marking World CP Day 2023. 

Indeed, i...
7, October 2023, 10:59 am


World CP Day 2023

World CP Day 2023

In continuation of Benola's activities this year, please join us in an action packed ZUMBA SESSION to help your physical fitness and raise CP Awareness. 

Date: Saturday, 7th October 2023
Time: 7:30am - 9:30am
5, October 2023, 9:59 am


Benola @ World CP Day 2023 - Webinar

Benola @ World CP Day 2023 - Webinar

Benola is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

These days, everyone is talking about World CP DAY, but what is it really all about. To find out, join Benola Boss as he throws more light on this and other questions 

Topic: Benola's World ...
5, October 2023, 9:49 am


World CP Day: Help Benola to find her 'X'

World CP Day: Help Benola to find her 'X'

As a child, Maths was not one of my favorite subjects simply because I couldn’t reconcile the idea of an alphabet being key to solving a mathematical equation [recall the proverbial question, ‘Find X’]. However, as I grew older, and with time, it became even clearer to me that o...
25, September 2023, 7:47 am


PROGRESS REPORT ON THE 2023 EDITION OF #STEPPING4CP

PROGRESS REPORT ON THE 2023 EDITION OF #STEPPING4CP

1ST - 30TH SEPTEMBER 2023

See some of those who are already in the race and in the process, they have raised ?445,000 & USD200.

With 20days left, you can still join in the Campaign.

To do so, please send your picture and distance, (Tunde, 10km, 2...
12, September 2023, 11:43 am


STEPPING4CP 2023 - 1ST - 30TH SEPTEMBER 2023

STEPPING4CP 2023 - 1ST - 30TH SEPTEMBER 2023

Have you registered?

Walking is one of the easiest and most effective forms of exercise with health benefits ranging from weight loss, pain relief to improvement in quality of sleep and increased energy levels. In addition, it boosts immune systems and heart health, red...
8, September 2023, 8:42 am


ANOTHER AWESOME OUTING FOR BENOLA: Saturday, 12th August 2023

ANOTHER AWESOME OUTING FOR BENOLA: Saturday, 12th August 2023

To the Glory of God, with an overwhelming support of 61 of our family members and friends and a host of volunteers, Benola's 11th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum was a huge success and a great step forward was achieved for Cerebral Palsy awareness in Nigeria and indeed, Africa!


15, August 2023, 1:27 pm

FINALLY, WE ARE READY

FINALLY, WE ARE READY

To the Glory of God and the kind support of our friends, we have crossed the 50% margin of our Fund Raiser.

So, on Saturday, 12th August 2023, under one canopy at Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria, we are bringing together CP Families and Healthcare Professionals to network and build capacity on the...
11, August 2023, 9:31 am


INVITATION TO AN ONLINE MEETING!

INVITATION TO AN ONLINE MEETING!

Benola is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Hangout With The Boss: March 2023 Edition

To Marek American Cerebral Awareness Day and with nearly 27 years experience of managing a non-verbal fully dependent male living with Cerebral Palsy plus 10 years of running a...
23, March 2023, 6:52 am


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

On this last but one of the 12 days of Christmas, the reality is that we barely have time to finalise our plans for our loved ones to experience a perfect Christmas Day, but even more disturbing is the fact that recent developments in the country has robbed some homes of the capacity to experienc...
24, December 2022, 12:23 pm


BENOLA'S 2022 CHRISTMAS HANGOUT FOR CP PARENTS: DONE AND DUSTED!

BENOLA'S 2022 CHRISTMAS HANGOUT FOR CP PARENTS: DONE AND DUSTED!

Saturday, 17th December 2022 was the date scheduled for Benola's 2022 Christmas Hangout for CP Parents which held as planned at Benola's Office complex at Ajah, Lagos.

In line with the focus of the Hangout which was for parents to have fun and relieve themselves of the stress fr...
21, December 2022, 12:17 pm


THANK YOU - BENOLA'S 2022 CHRISTMAS APPEAL

THANK YOU - BENOLA'S 2022 CHRISTMAS APPEAL

A big Thank You to the 44 individuals who through donations ranging from N5,000 - N250,000, helped us to raise 52.9% of our target requirement for Benola's 2022 Christmas Hangout for CP Parents. While this may appear small to some, to us at Benola and considering the huge financial challenges...
12, December 2022, 12:08 pm


World CP Day 2022 Zumba Session a Huge Success

World CP Day 2022 Zumba Session a Huge Success

On behalf of the Trustees, Advisory Board and Management of Benola Cerebral Palsy Initiative, I hereby express our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who participated and helped make our World CP Day 2022 Zumba Session a huge success. 

Our prayer, going forward, is for more of God&...
10, October 2022, 10:41 am


STEPPING4CP 2022 - 1ST - 30TH SEPTEMBER 2022

STEPPING4CP 2022 - 1ST - 30TH SEPTEMBER 2022

Have you registered?

The health benefits of WALKING are extensive, backed by years of scientific research and include weight loss, pain relief, improvement in quality of sleep and increased energy levels. It also boosts immune systems and heart health, reduces stress ...
30, August 2022, 3:34 am


BENOLA'S 10TH NATIONAL CEREBRAL PALSY FAMILY FORUM

BENOLA'S 10TH NATIONAL CEREBRAL PALSY FAMILY FORUM

Saturday, 13th of August 2022 was another awesome day for Team Benola as we hosted the 10th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum and the first large gathering of such families since the 2020/21 Covid Lockdown. 

With over 110 Families, 15 Healthcare Professionals and 6 Speakers in...
30, August 2022, 3:13 am


CALL FOR SPONSORSHIP/PARTNERSHIP - BENOLA'S 10TH NATIONAL CEREBRAL PALSY FAMILY FORUM: Saturday, 13th August 2022

CALL FOR SPONSORSHIP/PARTNERSHIP - BENOLA'S 10TH NATIONAL CEREBRAL PALSY FAMILY FORUM: Saturday, 13th August 2022

With barely 12 days to go to our event that is focused on Building Capacity for CP parents, one of our parents, seeing as we are still way off our funding target, called to know if the event would still hold, to which my answer was an emphatic Yes.

I could say that because 10years of co...
2, August 2022, 2:25 am


STEPPING4CP 2022

STEPPING4CP 2022

Walking is one of the easiest and most effective forms of exercise. 

The health benefits are extensive and are backed by years of scientific research which includes weight loss, pain relief, improvement in quality of sleep and increased energy levels. In addition, it boosts immune ...
2, August 2022, 2:21 am


Appeal For Support

Appeal For Support

Benola’s 10th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum - To the Glory of God, our sincere appreciation goes to those who have already responded to our appeal, but we are still way off target to provide succor to CP Families who are hard hit by the economic realities of today.

The...
14, July 2022, 3:06 am


Benola's 10th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum

Benola's 10th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum

Invitation to Benola's 10th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum holding @ Ajah, Lagos. 

Date: Saturday 13th August  2022. 

Time: 10am - 2pm

Admission: Free but prior registration is required.

To register, send details (Name of Parent + N...
9, July 2022, 3:16 am


BOLU'S CP STORY!

BOLU'S CP STORY!

I came to know 19 year old Adebolu Adejobi aka Bolu, aka @adeboluadejobi, living with Cerebral Palsy (CP) on social media about 2 years ago and ever since, I have marveled at the way he expresses himself, his level of confidence and even knowledge when he talks about CP and when I learnt that he ...
4, May 2022, 12:22 am


Benola's 9th Anniversary Virtual Public Lecture

Benola's 9th Anniversary Virtual Public Lecture

Benola Cerebral Palsy initiative is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Theme: Benola's 9th Anniversary Virtual Public Lecture

Topic: Benola @9 - Lessons Learnt & The Way Forward

Speaker: AVM Femi Gbadebo (Rtd) OFR
Founder/CEO
Benola Cereb...
24, February 2022, 12:50 am


PROOF ONCE AGAIN THAT INDEED, THERE ID ABILITY IN DISABILITY!

PROOF ONCE AGAIN THAT INDEED, THERE ID ABILITY IN DISABILITY!

Meet Adebolu Adejobi aka Bolu, aka @adeboluadejobi
19year old Cerebral Palsy Warrior and son of a single parent who sat for his WAEC examinations last August 2021, did brilliantly well and in the process, recorded the best performance in his school.

 

...
17, February 2022, 11:01 pm

Living with Cerebral Palsy: Why Benola's Advocacy is Focused on Parents!

Living with Cerebral Palsy: Why Benola's Advocacy is Focused on Parents!

About 6 years ago a concerned CP Mum contacted Benola after learning that her 22 year-old son living with Cerebral Palsy, which limited his ability to writing fast, would not be entitled to special consideration at his WAEC examination. 

Subsequently we followed up on the issu...
31, January 2022, 5:33 am


FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, THANK YOU

FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, THANK YOU

On behalf of our Trustees, Advisory Board & Management Team, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous contribution towards the success of our 2021 Christmas Outreach to parents of Cerebral Palsy children which was held yesterday, Saturday, 18th December 2021 at Ajah, Lagos.<...
18, December 2021, 6:45 am


THANK YOU - BENOLA'S CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2021

THANK YOU - BENOLA'S CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2021

A big Thank You to the 47 individuals who through donations ranging from N4,000 - N250,000, have contributed 43% of our target requirement for Benola's Christmas Appeal. While this may appear small to some, to us at Benola and considering the huge financial challenges at this time of the year...
18, December 2021, 3:14 am


CHRISTMAS HANGOUT FOR CP PARENTS:

CHRISTMAS HANGOUT FOR CP PARENTS:

Since 2013, Benola has hosted CP Family Forums every August and Christmas activities, ranging from visits to Homes, Hospitals and interactions with CP families, in December 

These activities have helped to increase our understanding of the impact of CP on families (Parents and Sibl...
10, December 2021, 10:06 am


THE FACTOR OF ONE, IS ALL IT TAKES TO BRING THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS INTO HOMES WHERE IT IS SO DESPERATELY NEEDED! 

THE FACTOR OF ONE, IS ALL IT TAKES TO BRING THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS INTO HOMES WHERE IT IS SO DESPERATELY NEEDED! 

With 18 days to go to Christmas 2021, we are once again faced with the sad reality that there are those around us, like families of children living with Cerebral Palsy who, because of the daunting challenges of managing their Special Ones, for whom this Christmas may not be a Merry one. 

...
10, December 2021, 10:05 am

Benola is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Meeting.

Benola is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Meeting.

HANG OUT WITH THE BOSS 8/21: Saturday, 27th November 2021.

To close the year on a high note and under the Theme: 'Managing a Child Living with Cerebral Palsy - Coping with those Challenging Moments' we will be looking at one of the recurring issues on our CP Fam...
24, November 2021, 12:26 am


BENOLA'S 2021 CHRISTMAS APPEAL

BENOLA'S 2021 CHRISTMAS APPEAL

The countdown is on and in 36 days, it will be time once again to say,  'Merry Christmas'. But reallly, we know those around us with more pressing issues on their minds, like Cerebral Palsy Families, can not afford to think about Christmas.

In a modest attempt to change thi...
24, November 2021, 12:24 am


#STEPPING4CP - 1st - 30th September 2021: A big shout out to our awesome Steppers.

#STEPPING4CP - 1st - 30th September 2021: A big shout out to our awesome Steppers.

Online campaign using walking to raise Awareness about Cerebral Palsy and funds to support Benola's Advocacy Campaign.

With distances ranging from 10 - 80km already, our team is doing a great job and for as little as 1km/Day, you can join them and cover 15km by 30th September 2021.<...
15, September 2021, 5:25 am


#STEPPING4CP, 2021 - TWO DAYS TO GO:

#STEPPING4CP, 2021 - TWO DAYS TO GO:

#STEPPING4CP, 2021 - TWO DAYS TO GO: 

It's an online campaign using exercise to raise  Cerebral Palsy Awareness Campaign and in the process, raise funds for Benola.

Primarily, it is a walking/running event, but to maintain social distancing, you can also conduct ...
31, August 2021, 2:41 am


Hang out with the boss: Owning and Sharing Your CP Story

Hang out with the boss: Owning and Sharing Your CP Story

HANGOUT WITH THE BOSS 6/21: Why you should Hangout with the Boss this Saturday, 31st July 2021. 

When we started our advocacy campaign a little over 9 years ago, our expectation was that we would soon find more parents standing up for the rights of their children l...
29, July 2021, 11:04 am


National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum: Support for 250 Indigent Cerebral Family Members

National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum: Support for 250 Indigent Cerebral Family Members

OH YES INDEED, WE ARE MOVING: To the Glory of God, not only have over 40 kind souls responded to our appeal, some have done so well that we are now close to our 50% mark. So our sincere appreciation to every one of them, but like Oliver Twist, we still need your help to hit our target of providin...
29, July 2021, 11:02 am


COVID Delta Variant; New Symptoms to lookout for

COVID Delta Variant; New Symptoms to lookout for

It started last weekend with a broadcast by My Governor @jidesanwoolu of Lagos State, alerting citizens to the outbreak and spike in  cases of Covid-Delta variant in the State. In quick succession, the University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) issued press statements ...
16, July 2021, 9:46 am


APPEAL FOR SUPPORT: Benola’s 9th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum

APPEAL FOR SUPPORT: Benola’s 9th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum

To the Glory of God, our sincere appreciation goes to those who have responded to our appeal, but we are still way off target to provide succor to CP Families who are hard hit by the economic realities of today and in the process, teach them the benefits of going public with their CP stories.&nbs...
14, July 2021, 1:48 am


APPEAL FOR SUPPORT: Benola’s 9th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum.

APPEAL FOR SUPPORT: Benola’s 9th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum.

Dear Family and Friends, last year the Covid Lockdown prevented us from hosting our annual event where we offer free Medical Consultation, Counseling and Wheelchairs to CP Families from all over the country, but in order to provide succor to some of them who were hard hit by the economic realitie...
8, July 2021, 3:07 am


INVITATION TO A WEBINAR

INVITATION TO A WEBINAR

This is how we plan to mark the 25th Birthday of Olaoluwa, the fully dependent and non-verbal Face of Benola, an event that has led us into deep retrospection into the journey so far and how other families with children who fall short of their expectations are coping.

Definitely lots to...
2, June 2021, 2:24 am


Saturday, 29th May 2021's edition of Hang Out With the Boss

Saturday, 29th May 2021's edition of Hang Out With the Boss

About Saturday, 29th May 2021's edition of Hang Out With the Boss, when Benola’s Co-Founder and Exective Director, Mrs Alaba Gbadebo aka @feroda_gee 

She shared her experience as Mother to Olaoluwa, the 25-year-old, non-verbal and fully dependent Face of Benola who is liv...
31, May 2021, 2:50 am


Hangout with the Boss: Episode 5

Hangout with the Boss: Episode 5

Benola is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Hangout with the Boss: Episode 5
Time: May 29, 2021 12:00 PM West Central Africa

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87515237979?pwd=VU96bGVMd1E5L0VEZmQvREw3R09EQT09

Meeting ID: 875 1523...
27, May 2021, 12:51 am


Cerebral Palsy: Fulfil Your Promise, Make Treatment For Children Under-Five Free, Gbadebo Urges FG

Cerebral Palsy: Fulfil Your Promise, Make Treatment For Children Under-Five Free, Gbadebo Urges FG

Retired Air vice-marshal (AVM) Femi Gbadebo (OFR), Founder/CEO of BENOLA, a Cerebral palsy (CP) Initiative, in this interview with CHIOMA UMEHA speaks on lingering low knowledge about CP, stigma against people living with the disease in th...
23, April 2021, 3:59 am


Benola is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Benola is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Hangout with the Boss
Time: Apr 24, 2021 12:00 PM West Central Africa

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87982072535?pwd=Q...
23, April 2021, 3:43 am


Mr & MR Ikudaisi Visit to Benola

Mr & MR Ikudaisi Visit to Benola

On Friday 5th March 2021, when Mrs Bukola Ikudaisi, who happens to be living with Cerebral Palsy came with her  husband Teofek all the way from Mushin to have a long awaited session with AVM Femi Gbadebo OFR aka @BenolaBoss.

Bukola, a recipient of Benola's Cash Palliatives...
9, March 2021, 10:26 pm


HOW WE MADE PAYMENTS TO THE BENEFITIAIES OF BENOLA’S 2020 CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

HOW WE MADE PAYMENTS TO THE BENEFITIAIES OF BENOLA’S 2020 CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

What better way to ensure maximum social distancing than to make use of online payment platforms, which is what we did. It certainly wasn't easy but our. Deputy Director @d.gbadebo succeeded in getting all the transfers of N20k to each of the Beneficiaries done in record time and all but a ha...
30, December 2020, 2:13 am


SOME OF THE 116 FAMILIES WHO BENEFITED FROM BENOLA’S 2020 CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

SOME OF THE 116 FAMILIES WHO BENEFITED FROM BENOLA’S 2020 CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

We started out with 200 Beneficiary Families drawn from members of Benola's CP Families WhatsApp Group and other CP families who acknowledged receiving our 8th Annual National Cerebral Plasy Forum Palliatives Outreach, but when we failed to reach our target in our Fundraising Drive, we had to...
30, December 2020, 2:11 am


APPEAL FOR SUPPORT

APPEAL FOR SUPPORT

Benola’s 2020 Christmas Outreach is a fueled by a desire to touch lives at this crucial time of year and in the process, draw attention to the desperate needs of Cerebral Palsy families who have been relating with us in the past and particularly this difficult year. 

So, a bi...
25, November 2020, 4:06 am


Special Thanks to You: Benola @ World CP Day CP Awareness & Annual Public Lecture Was a Huge Success

Special Thanks to You: Benola @ World CP Day CP Awareness & Annual Public Lecture Was a Huge Success

THANK YOU ALL: On behalf of our Trustees, and Advisory Board, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous contributions, financial, moral and physical, which helped make Benola’s 4th Annual World CP Day Public Lecture Webinar and Virtual Cerebral Palsy Awaren...
8, October 2020, 9:26 am


Benola’s 4th National World CP Day Public Lecture Webinar (6TH OCTOBER 2020)

Benola’s 4th National World CP Day Public Lecture Webinar (6TH OCTOBER 2020)

Finally, it's D-DAY Minus One to Benola’s 4th National World CP Day Public Lecture Webinar (6TH OCTOBER 2020): Theme - 'MAKE YOUR MARK', an opportunity for Children and Adults living with Cerebral Palsy to showcase what they have achieved or are doing with their...
6, October 2020, 3:21 am


WORLD CP DAY 2020 CONTEST - Children Contest

WORLD CP DAY 2020 CONTEST - Children Contest

Strictly for children living with Cerebral Palsy in Nigeria.

WORLD CP DAY 2020 CONTEST

Strictly for children living with Cerebral Palsy in Nigeria.

THEME: 'MAKE YOUR MARK' - How I have been able to impact on those around!

Prizes:30, September 2020, 6:04 am


WORLD CP DAY 2020 CONTEST - Adult Contest

WORLD CP DAY 2020 CONTEST - Adult Contest

Strictly for Adults, ages 18 and above based in Nigeria.

THEME: 'MAKE YOUR MARK' - How I have been able to influence my community!

Prizes:
1st Prize -  ?20k
2nd Prize - ?15k
3rd Prize -  ?10k

To win, simply send a One Minute Vid...
30, September 2020, 6:01 am


Stepping 4CP. Please Join us this month as we boldly step out for Cerebral Palsy!

Stepping 4CP. Please Join us this month as we boldly step out for Cerebral Palsy!

Some of you may have heard about Steptember, an online campaign using exercise to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy research in America.

This year, we start our own version of this unique concept with the brand name ‘#Stepping4CP’, where you get to run your own race, at your ow...
14, September 2020, 2:02 am


Congratulations to chairman, council members & Executive Secretary of Commission for persons with disabilities.

Congratulations to chairman, council members & Executive Secretary of Commission for persons with disabilities.

During the run up to the 2015 Presidential Elections, both President Buhari and Vice President Osibanjo, recognizing the strength of the 26 million strong Nigerian Disability Community interacted with them and promised wide-ranging improvements to Disability Management in Nigeria. Within the 1st ...
14, September 2020, 2:00 am


Update on Stepping 4CP!

Update on Stepping 4CP!

UPDATE ON #STEPPING4CP: Day 6.

The brand name ‘#Stepping4CP’, is unique concept of Awareness, Fundraising and Fitness drive, where each participant gets to walk, run or cycle their own race, at their own pace, record their own distance covered and raise fund...
11, September 2020, 2:04 am


IT WAS AN AWESOME FINISH

IT WAS AN AWESOME FINISH

When we launched the Appeal for Cash Palliatives in lieu of Benola's 8th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum about 5 weeks ago, it was with palpitations in our hearts because, the thought of raising ?4 Million to be shared in tranches of ?20k each to 200 Cerebral Palsy families and Adults, p...
21, August 2020, 3:25 am


List of Beneficiaries

List of Beneficiaries

After a painstaking screening of 268 responses to our invitation for Beneficiaries for Cash palliatives in lieu of Benola's 8th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum which closed at 12 Midnight, Friday 14th August 2020, we have our 200 Beneficiaries (Families & Adults) ...
17, August 2020, 1:01 am


Call for Beneficiaries Palliatives in lieu of Benola's 8th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum - Closed

Call for Beneficiaries Palliatives in lieu of Benola's 8th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum - Closed

THANK YOU LORD: Later today, 14th August 2020, the invitation to potential Benefitiaries for Cash Palliatives in lieu of Benola's 8th National Cerebral Plasy Family Forum will close. Meanwhile, to the Glory of God, we have raised the sum of N3,815,000:00 or 95.3% of our target from 126 D...
14, August 2020, 4:46 am


SHOW MERCY, RENDER HELP WHEN YOU CAN, FIGHT FOR A JUST COURSE, LOVE SELFLESSLY, THIS IS THE WHOLE ASSIGNMENT OF MAN.

SHOW MERCY, RENDER HELP WHEN YOU CAN, FIGHT FOR A JUST COURSE, LOVE SELFLESSLY, THIS IS THE WHOLE ASSIGNMENT OF MAN.

To those asking why we keep doing this, the answer is simple;

  • There are over 700,000 persons living with CP in Nigeria with over 80,000 of the in Lagos State alone, but their visibility is limited by the high level of stigmatization and poor accessibility in our society. 4, August 2020, 4:41 am

A Call for Beneficiaries

A Call for Beneficiaries

Our sincere appreciation goes to those who have kindly responded to our appeal in reapect of our outreach to Families of Children and Adults living with Cerebral Palsy to mark Benola’s 8th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum which cannot hold in this period of Covid-19.


T...
1, August 2020, 1:21 am


APPEAL FOR SUPPORT: - Benola’s 8th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum

APPEAL FOR SUPPORT: - Benola’s 8th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum

In the past 7 years we have consistently hosted this event, bringing CP Families from all over Nigeria and Health Care Professionals together, providing Free Medical Consultation, Counseling and since 2017, an average of 25 Free CP Wheelchairs. 

In an attempt to further help these ...
15, July 2020, 10:55 am


ANNOUNCING OUR WINNERS: Benola's MY CP CHILD & I COMPETITION (4th Edition)

ANNOUNCING OUR WINNERS: Benola's MY CP CHILD & I COMPETITION (4th Edition)

My Child Has Cerebral Palsy, So What! 

1st Position - @adewoleadewun: Video
67 Likes, 
21  Comments. 
Prize Money - N20,000

2nd Position - @munchireachmond Multi-Post
61 Likes
38Comments
Prize Mo...
14, July 2020, 11:06 am


MY CP Child & I Contest

MY CP Child & I Contest

Friday 2nd July, 2020 to end on Monday 13th July 2020 at 12noon, West African Standard Time.

Participation is open to our Mummys and Daddys to send in their entries and we look forward to your beautiful stories. Thank you all  and God bless! 


7, July 2020, 11:17 am

Benola's 7th Anniversary And Board Members Appreciation Cocktail Party

Benola's 7th Anniversary And Board Members Appreciation Cocktail Party

Held at Peninsula Hotel, Lekki One, Lagos on Wednesday, 26th February 2020, it was all hugs and smiles as most of the Advisory Board Members and guests had not seen each other in such an informal forum for a while. Considering the fact that the average age of the guests would be about 65, the ide...
4, March 2020, 2:21 am


Seven Years and Counting

Seven Years and Counting

Wednesday, 26th February 2020 - Running with a Vision that is focused on Advocacy to get its point across can be difficult, particularly because we live in a society where the general mindset is that childhood disabilities should be managed through Special Homes or Schools, but by the Grace of Go...
25, February 2020, 12:50 am


Benola - Christmas Outreach to Ikorodu General Hospital

Benola - Christmas Outreach to Ikorodu General Hospital

About yesterday, Tuesday, 17th December 2019 - Christmas Outreach to Ikorodu General Hospital: We left home bright and early, picked a couple of friends along the way and arrived Ikorudu General Hospital at 11am, right on schedule to meet @beadgod and some of our CP Families waiting for us. The w...
19, December 2019, 9:10 pm


Benola's Christmas 2019

Benola's Christmas 2019

About, Friday, 13th December 2019 - To the Glory of God and our good friends, it was all fun at Benola's Christmas Party for the children at Arrows of God Orphanage, Oke-Ira Nla, Ajah, and tomorrow, Tuesday, 17th December 2019 we are heading to Ikorodu General Hospital to spread a bit of Chri...
16, December 2019, 4:52 am


D-DAY FOR WORLD CP DAY 2019 - BENOLA'S 1000 MAN AWARENESS WALK, RIDE AND ROLL FOR CEREBRAL PALSY

D-DAY FOR WORLD CP DAY 2019 - BENOLA'S 1000 MAN AWARENESS WALK, RIDE AND ROLL FOR CEREBRAL PALSY

Saturday,  5th October 2019 - It rained all morning, but even at that, Team @Cycology Africa's Premier Cycling Club came out en-mass to ride for Cerebral Palsy (CP). With members wearing the 'Benola @ World CP Day' Bibs on the front and back of their cycling gear, they rode along...
9, October 2019, 12:58 am


Testimony from Benola's 3rd Annual World CP Day Public

Testimony from Benola's 3rd Annual World CP Day Public

1. The Lecture, 'The Nigerian Disability Act 2018: Implications for Persons with Developmental/Interlectual Disability' was brilliantly delivered by Anuoluwapo Eso, Managing Partner, AEC Legal, who turned down our token Honorarium and instead, made generous donation to Benola; and9, October 2019, 12:55 am


Cerebral Palsy Advocacy on the Plateau

Cerebral Palsy Advocacy on the Plateau

Saturday, 27th July 2019: For years now, Ambassador Uchena Madueke has been hosting Bi-Annual workshops for CP Families in Jos, most of who attend with their children, and I have been fortunate to attend a few times. So I was a bit apprehensive when she informed me that, she...
29, July 2019, 3:15 am


Benola's Project Planning & Implementation Team (PPIT)

Benola's Project Planning & Implementation Team (PPIT)

About Thursday, 11th July 2019, when a Meeting of Benola's Project Planning & Implementation Team (PPIT) and the first for the year was held in the office of the Provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, Lagos. 
This Team has been responsible for the steady...
15, July 2019, 1:08 am


Introducing Benola's Ambassador

Introducing Benola's Ambassador

This picture speaks volumes:  Tuesday, 18th June 2019 - True to it's promise to provide ample networking opportunities for participants, I had the opportunity to introduce Benola's Ambassador living with Cerebral Palsy, Busola Claudia Akinsola aka @bussgon, who with a degree from Nig...
29, June 2019, 9:34 am


Life of a Disability Advocate

Life of a Disability Advocate

Flashback to Tuesday, 12th February 2019, when AVM Femi Gbadebo AVM (Rtd) OFR aka @Benolaboss delivered a Goodwill Message at a ceremony organised by the Lagos State Disability Endowment Fund, through the Ministry of Social Welfare, Office of Special Adviser Social Development and Lagos State Off...
13, February 2019, 10:49 pm


Benola at a Documentary Showcasing First Bank of Nigeria's Corporate Social Responsibility to NGO's

Benola at a Documentary Showcasing First Bank of Nigeria's Corporate Social Responsibility to NGO's

FIRST BANK @125: On Friday, 8th February 2019, at the offices M & CC, Elephant House,  Broad Street,  Lagos, AVM Femi Gbadebo AVM Rtd) OFR aka @Benolaboss, participated in the recording of a Documentary showcasing First Bank of Nigeria's Corporate Social Responsibility to NGO...
9, February 2019, 10:42 pm


World Cerebral Palsy Day - October 6th 2018

World Cerebral Palsy Day - October 6th 2018

2018 Awareness Cerebral Palsy Awareness Walk which held on October 6th, was a huge success. On behalf of the Trustees, Advisory Board and PPIT of Benola Cerebral Palsy Initiative, We hereby express our heartfelt appreciation for your generous contribution and most importantly, participation which...
8, October 2018, 5:52 am


2nd Annual Public Lecture of Benola Cerebral Palsy

2nd Annual Public Lecture of Benola Cerebral Palsy

On October 4th 2018, Benola held its 2nd Annual Public Lecture marking World Cerebral Palsy Day on October 6th 2018. On behalf of the Trustees, Advisory Board and PPIT of Benola Cerebral Palsy Initiative, We hereby express our heartfelt appreciation for the generous contribution and most importan...
6, October 2018, 9:13 am


Benola's 6th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum.

Benola's 6th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum.

Saturday, 11th August 2018 - Medical Experts from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and College of Medicine, University of Lagos who volunteered at Benola's 6th National Cerebral Palsy Family Forum.

To the Glory of God and with an overwhelming support of experts from Lagos U...
15, August 2018, 6:32 am


Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate

Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate

Earlier today, Friday, 22nd June 2018, as activities marking our 6th Benola Day & the 22nd Birthday of Olaoluwa, the Face of Benola, Team Benola was part of the Morning Assembly at Greensprings School, Anthony, Lagos, to raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy and how they can help create a more...
28, June 2018, 2:18 am


Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate

Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate

Monday, 18 June 2018, was a Public Holiday, but because @beadgod had called the previous week to say the Special Education Collaborative Outreach (SECO) team who came all the way from Las Vagas USA to grace his Special Need Fashion Show and get a feel of the Disability Industry in Nigeria want to...
28, June 2018, 2:12 am


Benola 5 Years Counting

Benola 5 Years Counting

It's been quite a journey and mostly on very rough terrain. But to the Glory of God and with the generous support of good people like you, we've made it this far. So to mark the occasion, today, Saturday, 24th February 2018, we're visiting and making a donation of Assistive Devices to...
5, March 2018, 2:31 am


 Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate

Life of a Dis-Ability Advocate

Wednesday 28th February 2018, History was made when the University of Lagos inaugurated the Centre for Autism and Neuro-Devopmental Disorders (CAND-Do), the first of such in Nigeria, and I was privileged to be the Guest Speaker. The event which was jointly organised by the Faculty of Clinical Sci...
1, March 2018, 2:28 am


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.

 

 ...
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 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 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 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.

...
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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