EPWA Champions Resilience and Safety for Epe Division’s Future Leaders.

Kakalistiq.com reports that the Epe Division Professional Women Association (EPWA) underscored the vital importance of resilience and safety for the children of the Epe Division, aiming to foster their success and contribute to the nation’s development.

During a noteworthy event on Monday, May 27, 2024, seasoned professionals from the Lagos State Public Service delivered two major lectures emphasizing safety and resilience for humanity.

EPWA President, Mrs. Opeoluwa Balogun, highlighted the organization’s commitment to transforming lives through the annual celebration of Children’s Day. “It’s a yearly event. We mentor the children; we teach them the way of life, and how to be focused, responsible, and dedicated to their studies so that they can become somebody in life. Usually, we say that children are the leaders of tomorrow. So, that is what we are trying to do,” she stated.

Mrs. Balogun encouraged students to remain focused and ambitious, stressing the importance of dedication to their studies, obedience to their growth, and making their parents proud.

In her welcome address, Mrs. Temitope Coker, the Committee Chairman, emphasized EPWA’s dedication to celebrating and supporting children, particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds in Epe Division and Lagos State. She highlighted the organization’s mission to uplift women and girl-children, noting the significance of protecting and guiding children towards a secure future.

Professor Basirat Oladipupo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH), urged students to balance extracurricular activities with academic performance. “There’s no better time to organize this program than now, given the tons of moral decadence and safety issues around us. Stay away from what Mummy and Daddy will not be proud of. Meeting us today will be a turning point in your life. Have a big dream, a very tall one, and set a target for yourself. Let today mark a beautiful beginning for you all,” she advised.

Mrs. Ajoke Osokoya from the Lagos State Safety Commission discussed child safety within the governor’s THEMES+ agenda. She recounted the commission’s establishment in 2011 following a tragic incident in Ikorodu, stressing the collective responsibility of safeguarding children both in schools and communities. Osokoya emphasized the importance of teaching children about safety to protect them from various dangers through supervision, vigilance, and knowledge of road signs and online safety.

Ably represented, Dr. Folayinka Dania, the Director of the Lagos Resilience Office, spoke to the children on the significance of urban and personal resilience. He discussed the government’s policies and programs aimed at addressing community shocks such as accidents, explosions, and disease outbreaks. These initiatives, launched in February 2020, are designed to enhance the resilience of Lagos residents through reflective, resourceful, and inclusive measures integrated into various projects and policies.

The event, highlighting EPWA’s ongoing efforts, serves as a reminder of the crucial role resilience and safety play in shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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