OOAF Partners Wheels to Africa for Back-to-School Outreach

At the age of 10, the founder of Wheels to Africa Winston Duncan started an organisation with a vision of sending bicycles to needy individuals in Africa.

This dream was what led to a partnership with the Oladiran Olusegun Adebutu Foundation to supply 200 bicycles to orphans and vulnerable children in 2016. In rural communities like Ibefun and several parts of Ogun state where a bike is often the only means to access food, water, markets, education, medical services, jobs and more, this grand gesture is a welcome development.

Today, Wheels to Africa has collected and sent over 7,000 bikes to Africa, bringing help and hope in a place it is needed most.

World Heart Day 2022: AbleGod’s Heart Story

In celebration of the World Health Day which held in September, we shine the spotlight on our efforts to improve access to healthcare for thousands of vulnerable groups- children, women, adolescents.

AbleGod Tiku is one of the many beneficiaries of our sponsored open-heart surgery for children living with congenital heart defects (CHDs) as part of our healthcare intervention for OVCs.

Community Stakeholders Seek Access to Motorable Roads for Smallholder Farmers in Ibefun

As part of efforts to upgrade its host community, the Oladiran Olusegun Adebutu Foundation in partnership with Oladiran Engineering and Trades (OET) and Petrolex Mega City community met in September 2022 with stakeholders on the need to construct new access roads for community members of the six quarters of Ibefun town, Odogbolu local government area. Ogun state.

6 OVCs Transferred to Victorroti Private School, Abeokuta, Ogun State

In a bid to provide a more conducive learning environment, the Oladiran Olusegun Adebutu Foundation has enrolled the following students namely: Idowu Mark, Akan-an Catherine, Aderibigbe Toyin, Adubifa Simisola, Gbadero Sunday, Fatai Adeola in a private secondary school in Ogun state for the 2022/2023 academic session to enjoy maximum learning gains.

The decision to relocate the students who were formerly at Doveseal College Igbara Oke, Ondo State to their new school Victorroti private school, Idi Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun followed a risk assessment of the safety of schools and the tense political climate in the Nigeria at the moment.

OOAF Executive Committee Meets with Security Task Force

On August 9, 2022 the executive committee of the Oladiran Olusegun Adebutu Foundation convened a stakeholders’ pre-engagement meeting at the Petrolex Mega Oil City Facility, Ibefun, Ogun state.

The meeting had in attendance representatives from with the security task force comprising the Army, Police, community leaders and the executive committee of Romulos group.

OOAF Receives Award for Outstanding Service to Humanity from Hospitals for Humanity

As part of efforts to fight congenital heart diseases by providing life-saving surgeries for vulnerable Nigerian children, the Hospitals for Humanity has conferred on the Chairman of Oladiran Olusegun Adebutu Foundation, Mr Oladiran Olusegun Adebutu, the Distinguished Citizens Humanitarian Award in recognition of his contribution towards Saving Little Hearts.

The award was presented at the first edition of the Saving Little Hearts Gala and Awards night by Hospitals for Humanity (HfH) held in Abuja on May 27, 2022. Also recognized was the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Ms Kemi Sokenu-Morris among several other notable Nigerians.

Receiving the award on behalf of the Founder of OOAF was Finance and Special Projects head, Mr Akinola Oludolapo and HR/Admin head, Ms Bisola Ikusagba who were presented with the awards by Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim.

The Hospitals for Humanity’s Saving Little Hearts initiative is a program designed to raise awareness about CHDs and effectively carry out time limited and cost effective, pediatric cardiothoracic surgical by opening the first-ever free Pediatric Cardiac hospital in Africa targeting 150 Nigerian children each year who are in dire need of free open heart surgery.

Here are images from the Saving Little Hearts Gala:

Finance and Special Projects head, Mr Akinola Oludolapo and HR/Admin head, Ms Bisola Ikusagba receiving the award on behalf Mrs Kemi Sokenu-Morris
L-R: Founder of Hospitals for Humanity and some guests at the gala night
With Dr Bode Thomas
Some of the children from the IDP camp
Chief Physician, Office of the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Nicholas Audifferen
Cross section of the awardees


Adeniji Michael Sunday

SS31, Egba Comprehensive High School, Abeokuta, Ogun state

Giving is the act of handing something such as gift, money, attention, treated as important or a reward. There is an adage that says “Givers Never Lack”. This means that when you give, you will receive either from the person you gave or from another person or from God. Therefore, in every aspect of a man’s life, he has to give so he can receive more of it.

There are many ways by which one can give. You can give to charity homes, to those who are in need of physical things, to those in need of spiritual things, to those in the hospital and so on.

When someone gives, they should give with a free mind and not having bad things in mind about what he/she gives. You can help your neighbour because there is a verse in the bible that encourages us to “Love Your Neighbor A Yourself”.

There are advantages in giving but the most advantageous is that the giver will receive more. According to a verse in the Bible: Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires and God will satisfy them fully.



Adire Market Week 2022: Empowering Women, Promoting Culture

Tie-dye fabric makers, known locally in Nigeria as adire, are experiencing a number of problems associated importation of cheap alternatives from abroad According to several members of the Adire Association based in Abeokuta, in Ogun State, also known as the adire capital of the world, creators of authentic adire are experiencing extensive theft of their designs and patterns, which find their way to the open market with zero benefits to the original creators.

According to them, foreign manufacturers, aided by Nigerian middlemen, carry off original, handmade adire designs from Nigeria, mass-produce them and then sell them as cheap knock-offs to Nigerians in markets around the country. The effect of this is that makers of authentic adire are never able to compete with the cheap print alternatives, which go as low as 1,500 for 5 yards. Authentic Nigerian adire is handmade and tie-dyed with local materials, but scarcity of raw materials including cotton fabric and dyes have significantly increased cost of production. In an industry that employs tens of thousands of Nigerians across the entire value chain, many find that they are not able to compete with the cheaper nylon and polyester print alternatives which have flooded the market in the past few years. While many have cut back on production, others have considered abandoning the trade altogether, even though it has been in their families for generations.

Adire Market Week, initiated by the wife of the governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, aims to highlight these problems while calling on regulatory bodies in Nigeria to address the issue of intellectual theft and unfair trade practices. It is also organised to promote authentic African adire, support local manufacturers and celebrate our culture. Supported by the Ogun State Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Ogun State Ministry of Trade and Investment and other private sponsors. The Adire Market Week 2022 is being organised in collaboration with various partners, primarily for the empowerment of women, with a focus on connecting them with the international value chain of the fabric market.

The OOA Foundation was present at the event to identify with the need to empower women while promoting our culture on the 7th of April 2022. See pictures below:


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