Bethesda Celebrates, Fetes Children at Christmas

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From left: A Board Member of Bethesda Child Support Agency, Mr. Desmond Obviageli; Program Director, Mrs. Ijeoma Nwachuwku; Chairperson of the Board, Mrs. Titi Adewusi; Founder of Bethesda, Mrs. Nkoyo Rapu; an official of Women of Change, Mrs. Tolu Shaba and another member of the Board of Bethesda, Mr. Nosa Afe, during the Christmas Carol organised by Bethesda Child Support Agency in Lagos on December 16, 2017.
From left: A Board Member of Bethesda Child Support Agency, Mr. Desmond Obviageli; Program Director, Mrs. Ijeoma Nwachuwku; Chairperson of the Board, Mrs. Titi Adewusi; Founder of Bethesda, Mrs. Nkoyo Rapu; an official of Women of Change, Mrs. Tolu Shaba and another member of the Board of Bethesda, Mr. Nosa Afe, during the Christmas Carol organised by Bethesda Child Support Agency in Lagos on December 16, 2017.

Bethesda Child Support Agency is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded by Mrs. Nkoyo Rapu in 2001. Bethesda since its inception has touched the lives of over 3000 children through free qualitative education with 9 of them becoming University graduates. Bethesda is able to provide free education to less-privileged children through its four schools located at Ikota, Ijaiye-Ojokoro, Matogun and Bariga and the support of its ever generous and kind-hearted Sponsors and Partners.
The Bethesda Christmas Party which took place on December 16, 2017 at The Dome grounds, Lekki Phase 1 was a thing of beauty that saw less-privileged children being given an early Christmas celebration.

The smiles on the faces of the children were priceless and could easily move you to tears as they enjoyed a variety of treats like, popcorn, candy floss, delicious meals and some soft drinks. There were also bouncy castles and train rides which made The Dome grounds look like a paradise for little children.

Cross section of children of Bethesda Child Suport Agency during the Christmas Carol organised by the Agency on December 16, 2017 in Lagos.
Cross section of children of Bethesda Child Suport Agency during the Christmas Carol organised by the Agency on December 16, 2017 in Lagos.

Speaking at the Christmas party, the Founder of Bethesda Child Support Agency, Mrs. Nkoyo Rapu, said that, “this marks another opportunity for us to thank God for all He has been doing for Bethesda and celebrate the children. We are committed to developing children that would contribute significantly to the development of Nigeria. We therefore urge individuals and corporate bodies to support this initiative”.

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After the Christmas Party, there was an unveiling of Backpacks and School Sandals which was part of The Bethesda Back-to-School drive. The Back-to-School drive was an initiative to give school materials to Bethesda children so as to further facilitate their learning process. The initiative was a coming together of various Bethesda Partners, Sponsors and Donors who saw it as essential to equip the children with necessary materials to learn.

 

Over 800 children were gifted backpacks which contained a lot of gifts like note pads, writing materials, LEGO toys and beautiful brown leather sandals among many others. The glee could be spotted on each child’s face from a mile away as they crowed each other with excitement to show off their new gifts. The event came to a close around 6pm and everyone could agree especially the children that it was a wonderful event that they would remember for years to come.