February Quote
You will never know the fullness of Christ until you know the emptiness of everything else but Christ – Charles Spurgeon.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is abusive sexual behavior by one person upon another. It is often perpetrated using force or by taking advantage of another. Statistics reveal that 4 out of 10 girls have been sexually molested in one way or the other. Selina a four-year-old girl with lofty dreams was sexually molested by an unknown perpetrator. YMCA of Lagos on receiving the report took action to collaborate with NonGovernmental Organizations that specialize in child sexual
abuse cases to ensure the perpetrator is brought to book. Selina was taken to the hospital and it was confirmed that there was a forceful penetration around Selina’s private part. Upon interrogation, Selina confirmed that the
perpetrator used his finger around her private part. The government has taken custody of Selina and her Mother. Sexual abuse is now a scourge that has ravaged the society with numbers of victims constantly increasing while many of the perpetrators walk around the streets as free persons.

YMCA of Lagos Youth Council Annual General Meeting

The Youth Council Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at St. Pauls Anglican Church, Idi-oro, Mushin, Lagos. This year’s AGM featured the bye-election and the inauguration of the new Youth Council Executives that will pilot the affairs of the Council for the next two years. Matters relating to the growth of the Youth Council were discussed.

The newly elected Executives are:
President – Oyeniran Kayode Fisayo
Vice President – Durojaiye Alex
General Secretary – Adetitun Oluwasegun

Treasurer – Shonowo Oluwatunmise
Social Welfare – Rosiji Mojisola Oluranti
Assistant General Secretary – Oluwabunmi
P.R.O – Adesina Abiodun
The General Secretary/CEO and the Youth Coordinator of YMCA of Lagos were present. Awards were also presented to some distinguished youth members in YMCA of Lagos.

World NGO Day

The history of NGOs, dates back to, at least the late 18th century. They have always been at the forefront of social movements and changes. Back in 2014, 27th of February became historic day for the NGO community worldwide. This international calendar day, now known as “World NGO day,” was inaugurated for the first time internationally. YMCA of Lagos was not left out in the Celebration of the World NGO day. A Live Talk show was aired on YMCA of Lagos Zoom, Facebook and YouTube platforms on Saturday, February 27th 2021 to discuss the topic “YMCA: The Past, The Present and The Future”. The forty-five minutes programme was anchored by Kayode Oyeniran and featured Rt. AIG Femi Caulcrick, Laja Shoniran and Adeniyi Akindayomi (General Secretary/CEO, YMCA of Lagos) as discussants. Vital issues addressing affecting the roles and impacts of Non-Governmental Organizations and volunteers were discussed with a lot of focus on YMCA


The role of young people in the society cannot be undermined; they represent the present and the future of every nation. YMCA as a Youth centred organization is poised to empower young people in all aspects to enhance their wellbeing because they play a vital role in achieving the vision and mission of the Association. The world narrative is changing as Young people are gradually taking their space at top level roles and it is commonly said that the “Youths are the Leaders of tomorrow, but there is a paradigm shift, The Youths are the leaders of today.” Purposeful leadership is gradually becoming a thing of the past as leadership roles are seen as an avenue to empower and enrich pockets of individuals, hence, dirty politics becomes the order of the day. If the narrative will be changed, then there has to be a reorientation and a mind shift, a change of perspective towards leadership and followership, this is what the Youth Leadership Training Programme exposed participants to. The YMCA of Lagos Youth Leadership Training programme held on Friday, 26th to Sunday, 28th February, 2021 at The YMCA of Lagos Secretariat, 77 Awolowo road, Ikoyi, Lagos State. The Training had in attendance 17 youth leaders from the Youth council of YMCA of Lagos, Hi- Y club of Lagos, Y-Elite club of Lagos, Youth Leaders from YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) and Youth representatives on the Board of Management.

Mr. Ogungbe needs your help!!

Mr. Ogungbe, a Nigerian in his early 50s was diagnosed of renal failure in 2019. Since then, he has been undergoing dialysis. He needs your support for a Kidney Transplant as recommended by his Nephrologist at Gbagada Medical Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria Presently, he undergoes renal dialysis once or twice a week as against the recommended three times a week due to paucity of funds. According to the doctors, he urgently needs a kidney transplant. Kindly donate generously for this cause to save a life as his immediate family solely depends on him. You can help make his dream come alive by donating to fund his transplant expenses estimated at Eleven Million Naira (NGN11,000,000). Kindly click https://donate-ng.com/campaign/kidney-transplant-for-mr-ogungbe to donate generously for Mr. Ogungbe’s Kidney Transplant

Happy Birthday to our February Celebrant

Mr. Taiwo Oyeleke