A Non-Governmental Organization targeted toward youth empowerment, Brahmz Afrique Youth Empowerment Foundation (BAYEF) on Saturday, 11th September 2021 celebrated its 10years anniversary of service to humanity with the theme: “From Human to Humanity; Path to Societal Development”.
The event which took place at Fame Flower Hotel, Imude, Oto-Awori Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, also witnessed the presentation of awards of service to humanity to people who according to the organization, have contributed to its growth from inception, in appreciation of their kind gesture.
Speaking during the ceremony & awarding exercise, the Guest Speaker, Mr. Omali Ojoarome stated that the way humanity is treated matters a lot. He added that human being should be treated with compassion in the day-to-day existence as our comment has the capacity of making or marring people’s life.
“The way we treat people matters a whole lot, you have not really started living until you are humane and being humane means being compassionate to people. We have neglected one of the most valuable substances which is love and this is what this NGO is all about.
“The Holy Books, Quran and the Bible preach love, if you practice any of this religion, you should make sure that love becomes part of the major tool you will live by. Love should not be based on what the person can give but your reward is from God”. He stressed.
Also speaking, the Founder of the NGO, Mr. Okeme Kelvin stated that the NGO started when they were in secondary school, with the passion to impact humanity, noting that in their naivety, people rally round to support and motivate them, which has being a source of encouragement in the journey thus far.
He further appreciated members of the NGO and stakeholders who have contributed to the journey of the organization in impacting the society.
In the same vein, the Co-founder and Project Manager of the organization Mr. Ovi Asinmagba in his welcome address appreciated all and sundry who graced the event, stating that the organization was founded on 9th September 2011 and it has been a journey of impacting lives through the consolidating effort and partnership with notable individuals and organizations.
The award of service to humanity was presented to the Executive Director, CityMood Communications, Mr. Sewhude Akande; the Publisher, De-voice Newspaper, Mr. Ovi Kuponu; the President Enemona Club, Lagos, Amb. Tijani Hassan; Executive Director, Dooke Innovation Centre, Mr. Oke Opeyemi among others.