I was fortunate to participate in yet another volunteering event, this time in Ajegunle, Lagos. Let me give some context. Ajegunle is known as the ghetto/slum of Lagos and it’s not the place you want to be found wandering around in for security reason. Yet, Dami, Bimpe and company chose it as a place where they wanted to invest their time and resource to. I arrived a little before 9:00am after another Uber ride from Lagos Island.
As I entered the area, I must admit, I thought twice before I brought out my camera.
Eventually I did after meeting Dami who is a co-founder of Kinnect. In under 2hrs, we were able to feed and cater to over 500 individuals, mostly children. I’ll be working on a short video of my experience, but for now, enjoy the photos and please support the organization. visit https://www.facebook.com/gokinnect/ to learn more.
Preparing to bag the food.
Early bird arrival to receive food and gifts
There’s something so beautiful about childhood and innocent. This moment reminded me of growing up. These are the future leaders of Nigeria.
One of the volunteers
Children will always be children
Bags of rice to distribute to the women of the community
If only I can see them 20yrs form now.
It felt like she was wearing Ajegunle on her face and her smile trying to force escape. She’s not so young anymore, and I think her reality bothers her often, but the glimpse of home was renewed as a result of the event today.
Awon goons mi… meaning, My clan, my road dougs, my Gs. I love the swag.
Believe me we had 500 of this plates, packed and served in less than 3hr.
I meet people who often brag about walk in closets and designer brands. This is what contentment looks like.
Dami giving gifts
Just look at her. Enough said!
The volunteers. Thank you and May God reward you plenty.