On the 13th of December, Unveiling Africa continues its rich tradition of positive citizenship and community service by hosting its 5th soup kitchen event themed Bright Christmas in Ketu community, Lagos State. This soup kitchen edition will involve a sanitation party by UVA team members as well as Ketu community members to clean up Adenola street in the community.
UVA soup kitchens, which have been a tradition for more than 2 years, are designed majorly to bridge the gap between the social classes in Nigeria. UVA team members and teenagers plan, organize and execute a community outreach program in an underprivileged community. The outreach program involves team members choosing a community, researching on the problems and then coming up with feasible solutions . Earlier this year, UVA had the edition tagged “I am, we are” which saw students from Murtala Mohammed Airport and Corona Schools, working with public school students from Adei-owe and St. Josephs Secondary schools to come up with a feasible solution to the dilapidated structures in the public schools. The day dedicated for the soup kitchen is filled with bonding, merriment and lots of food. The teenagers involve learn valuable critical thinking, organizational and problem solving skills.
This edition of soup kitchen, UVA team members who consist of students from Murtala Mohammed Airport Secondary School, Corona Secondary School and Supreme Education Foundation Schools (SEF), will be present at Ketu Community from 8am to begin the soup kitchen event. This edition focuses on good sanitation as an awareness message to help Ketu Community understand the importance of hygiene and good sanitation habits. After the general clean up of the community, there will be a brief session on sanitation and good hygiene awareness. To wrap up the day and to spread the Christmas cheer and merriment, there will be food, dancing and Christmas gifts given out to children in the community.
So come and to join us as we brighten and clean up Ketu community this Christmas.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give – Winston Churchill