Angels Among Men; Mosquitoes or Lions


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"If you think you are too small to make a difference, then you haven't spent a night with the Mosquito." African Proverb.

The mosquito is small yet it is popular, perhaps more popular than the Lion, king of the jungle. Tiny and almost invisible to the eye, it is responsible for the death of millions and for the agonizing ill health of many more people; the fear of Malaria which it leaves in its wake, has led to healthy living, especially through the use treated mosquito nets. How powerful can one little insect be?

Many times we take for granted the effectiveness of our being. We sell ourselves short by admitting to failure or even inability to do something without even attempting; hence I always say there is a thin line between arrogance and confidence. Lessons abound in the life of the mosquito.

Every moment in life comes with an opportunity to become better. Every opportunity is a moment to embrace success. Our lives are filled with many moments and opportunities, the seizing of those moments and the exploration and exploitation of such opportunities is what translates to success. Despite their ubiquitous nature, it takes patience and understanding, deep observation and preparation to be able to adequately utilize them, for opportunities can only be seen when we are disposed to the moments.

Image result for images of Dictionary project by Amuwo main Rotaract ClubThe grace of God abides fully in us but we must work towards unearthing that grace in us, to truly know that there is nothing small in us. Just like the mosquito, we all need opportunity to show how lethal we can be, especially when it comes to developing ideas that create solutions to the myriad of problems facing our world today.

The dictionary helped me to overcome certain smallish tendencies. It infused in me, and in many others I know; the confidence to aspire to be great. You see, David never saw himself as small hence he was able to defeat Goliath.

This Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the #AngelsAmongMen photo exhibition by Damilola Onafuwa @damilolaonafuwa this fact will come to light. So come join us by 4pm at the Whitespace Creative Agency at 15, Raymond Njoku Street, Ikoyi, Lagos and see what this fine young man has arranged for us with the lower of his photo lenses. This Photo exhibition is in conjuction with the Onome Akinlolu Majaro Foundation , and it promises to be exceptional. 

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As small as it may seem when you hold the dictionary, (I was used to the pocket sizes with small prints, they now have big sizes with large prints), it contains the key to unlocking the potential of many people especially teenagers as it empowers them with right pronunciation, spelling and proper use of grammar.

This is why we are motivated to do this project. So today at Ojisi,we are officially commencing the opening of donation to the Dictionary Project in partnership with the Amuwo Main Rotaract Club, District 9110 Nigeria. We intend to give out as much as 300 dictionaries to boost literacy in some schools in undeserved communities around the Amuwo Odofin area.

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standingFunny enough when we started in 2015, it was just an idea, a little project we toyed with. As it last year, we had given more than 250 copies to more than 10 schools in 2 states . this is our modest contributions to the growth of literacy and the promotion of SDGs4 on education. We are grateful to all our donors and sponsors, many of whom remain anonymous.

This is the 4th edition in the series and it is a project dear to my heart. As we thank the Rotaract Club of Amuwo Main for agreeing to do this with us this year, we are open to working with more partners and sponsors. For at least N2,000 you can help that child transform from the small "insignificant" mosquito to the lion that roars in the jungle. That is the essence of our project billed for March 17, 2018 when I turn 32 years. 

Kindly make your donation to Chimezie Udechukwu 6011107999 Fidelity Bank and be sure to get a thank you note and mention [except you choose to remain anonymous].

In 2018, help a student aspire to grow. Gift someone something to spur them to succeed. This is your moment, seize the opportunity!


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