.BY AZEMOBOR GREGORY
Saturday 17th of December 2016, was a day Jesus Christ ‘celebrated’ Xmas in Lagos, with the less privilege through the kind- hearted gesture of Christmas Without Hunger Initiative ( CHW), led by Dr. Dare Dada and his team. This year’s event was the 4th edition of the initiative.
According to Dr. Dare Dada, he said he got inspired to start the initiative with some of his friends, from his experience on the field during their free medical check-up outreaches. “ The free medical outreaches we organize really exposed me to the suffering of people. I discovered that after attending to their medical needs, there was always the need to attend to their hunger needs too”. He explained
Speaking further, Dada said, “ the project which started about 4 years ago, has tremendously touched the lives of many less privilege family during festive periods. It is common knowledge that during festive seasons, while few people have so much to squander in affluent celebration, the majority of the poor are neglected to suffer hunger and want. This year’s event was a huge success as we were able to give free bags of rice to 896 widows, single parents and the aged etc. Let me specially appreciate all those that made it possible. People gave bags of rice, vegetable oil, their money, time, and effort to make this happen. May God bless you all. My staff at Synergy Medicals, you guys are wonderful. Thank you all, Let us do this again next year"
One of the team members, Motara Odunayo, who was part of the project, had this to say, “I consider it a great privilege to have been a part of this great drive. We catered to 896 widows with bags of rice and vegetable oil. Some of them are Muslims while some are Christians.
I thank everyone who gave something towards this drive. Some gave money and some gave time. Some even gave rice and vegetable oil. I have learnt a lot in the process of partnering with these great men Wole Temidire Aguda Dada Dare ,Deda and our rice supplier, Buari.
God bless the staff of synergy medicals which happens to be Dr Dada's practice. God bless everyone who cheered us on and prayed along!
I look forward to next year already- it will be bigger, better and we will reach more people by God's grace”