As its name implies, Gleam has been a ray of hope in the lives of the less privileged in the society. Gleam Foundation is a charity and Non-Governmental Organization, which seeks to help improve the standard of living of the less privilege through empowerment, skills acquisition and education.
Founded out of a passion to see people live good and responsible lives, Glean was established on March 1, 2018, by Bamidele Daniel Ayobami and Okonkwo Wisdom Ekenedilichukwu, both currently 300 Level students of the Department of Accounting, Covenant University.
Within one year of its existence, the Foundation has embarked on some humanitarian activities that have touched the lives of countless number of people including orphans, children in special homes, homeless and street children, and people with various forms of disability among others; activities that have earned the Foundation an international recognition in the United Nations in 2019.
Here are some of the projects embarked upon by the Foundation in the last year:
- PROJECT 500: It held on June 22, 2018, at Makoko in Yaba, Lagos State. The Foundation visited 2 education centres for children to give out educational materials and food items.
- THE GARRI PROJECT: this outreach held between July 28 and 30, 2018 around Ikeja and Agege Railway axis of Lagos. Food items and provisions like garri, milk, sugar etc. were distributed to destitute and also have personal time with the youth and children on the streets.
- THE CHRISTMAS PARTY: The Foundation in partnership with National Orthopaedic Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, organised a Christmas party for ‘Special children’ on December 11, 2018. Guests and children from different secondary and primary schools in Lagos were present at the event. Also present was a representative of the Lagos State Governor.
“Without a doubt, God has been good to us and helping us,” Daniel said.