The Recycling Scheme for Women and Youth Empowerment (RESWAYE) has partnered Olori Hadiza Yakasai Elegushi, wife of Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi and Chervon expatriates to donate gift items to over 400 Hausa Muslim women and children in lkate costal Lagos State.
These women and kids are also fed every Friday after Juma’h prayers at 4.00p.m. at Elegushi Private Beach, Lekki, Lagos.
Items donated to the women included toilet soaps, detergents, noodles, sanitary towels and others. The kids received exercise books, pencils and snacks .
Convener/ Founder, RESWAYE, Doyinsola Ogunye, said the event was unique, especially with the presence and contributions of Olori Yakasai Elegushi.
Ogunye revealed that the feeding programme, organised by RESWAYE, began five years ago.
She also disclosed that some of the women and youths were members of the RESWAYE, an initiative of Mental and Environmental Development Initiative for Children (MEDIC).
They bring plastics and earn an income She appreciated the stakeholders for working to reduce the wastage and keep the costal environment clean and safer.
Beneficiary communities included Owode, Badore, Osoroko, Ikate, Akodo and Folu. Olori Hadiza Elegushi was elated to interact and relate with the Hausa community.
The monarch’s wife recommended RESWAYE for being environmental friendly. The Aro Oba Elegushi of lkateland Chief Ganiyu Olalekan Bakare, an environmentalist, said that he was part of RESWAYE project, adding that he supported a “cleaner and healthy environment.”
Human Resources Executive, Mrs. Temitope Edu said: We have to work collectively to care for our environment. We cannot leave such project for RESWAYE alone.” Edu disclosed that she was taught recycling at school and practiced at home in her estate.
The women thanked RESWAYE and Olori Elegushi for the gifts. Some of them joined other team to clean Folu Beach community lbeju Lekki.