A foundation, Johnson Adedoja Adewopo Foundation (JAAF), a non-governmental organisation with the aims of alleviating poverty, provide economic development and financial assistance to indigent citizens and localities in Osun State, will be launched in October.
JAAF is set to raise funds and give assistance to the tune of N1billion per annum in the areas of education, agriculture, infrastructural development, health care and youth empowerment. It also has the vision of delivering access to equal opportunities and economic development for all Osun indigenes.
The body is, however, not waiting for the October 29 official launch in Ife as it has started making an impact on the lives of Osun citizens. It started the construction of a cottage soap factory in Iwo to provide employment opportunities and bring about economic development.
It has sponsored the distribution of food items to over 400 widows in Ife during the Sallah and is planning GCE remedial classes in Ife, Ikire, Ila, Osogbo, Ede and Ilesa for 10 weeks with six centres that will provide for minimum of 600 indigent students.
JAAF will also pay the examination fees for the best 100 students in the mock examination covering the 31 local government areas of the state.
Further, there will be a JAAF Medical Intervention Mission Week from October 28 to November 5, 2016 in Ife and Ede and has already lined up 10 volunteer medical practitioners from the United Kingdom who will be supported by local volunteers.
The mission plans to attend to about 1,000 patients daily in each city and the blueprint for the programme is already being developed.