On Sunday the 18th of July, 2021 we were honored with an award from the Social Millennials Network for our advocacy on infectious disease prevention and control. The Social Millennials Champagne Soiree & Awards 2021 was organized to honor and recognize member organizations that had distinguished themselves in their social impact work.
Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe – Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos – gave a keynote speech on the role of the middle class as the bastion of hope for Nigeria. He was also given an Award of Excellence by Ini Abimbola – the Social Millennials Special Mentor – in recognition and appreciation of his indelible leadership at the helm of the University of Lagos.
Also present at the event was Dr. Akintoye Akindele (Guest of Honor), Kemak Onyenaucheya (Convener/ President, Social Millennials Network), Clare Henshaw (Vice-president, Social Millennials Network), Mrs. Mary Akpobome (Special Guest Mentor), Mrs. Raliat Oyetunde (Special Guest Mentor), Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu (Executive Member, Social Millennials Network), Hon. Adetola Salau (Senior Special Assistant (Education) to the Governor of Lagos State) and Hon. Oloruntoyosi Thomas (Special Guest).
Member organizations who received the President’s Award 2021 included: Donors For Africa, Dolly Children Foundation, Truss Empowerment Foundation, Mamamoni, and DRASA Health Trust for our invaluable advocacy on infectious disease prevention and control.
It was a night of wisdom and insight as members left refueled to do more in their spheres of impact. Click below for more pictures from the event.