By Obi Odenigbo
NoCoolStory is in the business telling the stories of our many unsung heroes- who even though may not have attained the stereotypical celebrity status- are making a difference in their various spheres of human endeavor.
One of such heroes is Nigeria’s Ayinde Kofoworola, first of 3 children. The young lady who hails from the Southern state of Ogun and studies philosophy at the University of Lagos, has not let age or gender interfere with her dreams of making a difference in Children’s lives through her brainchild “Impact Kiddies”
NoCoolStory had a conversation with her on Skype, and here’s what she had to say, “IMPACT KIDDIES is into kiddies’ world, we plan events for kids such as “birthday parties, end of the year parties, kiddies’ seminars, kiddies counseling, excursions etc “
Our vision is “to be the reference point in kiddies’ world. Our mission is to create an atmosphere of celebration where kids come together to network, interact and make positive impact on each other”
NoCoolStory inquired why she delved into kiddies’ events.
She responded, “I chose kiddies events because of my passion for kids, and because of the joy I derive from making and seeing kids happy. I took the bold step of faith in 2007, organizing a Christmas party all by myself without any financial sponsor, not even a single one, but I bless God for that step.”.
The young CEO, who registered her company in 2008 continued with details about the challenges faced so far, “The journey so far has been fun, challenging and worth it. Having to bring kids from different backgrounds together in unity is challenging, getting sponsors for events can be quite tasking and tiring. Also, having to combine school and work is stressful, but the experiences so far are awesome. A lot of creativity is needed in this field, but having to see the kids happy and positively impacted upon, at the end of each event is the joy and gain I derive”
The sincerity in the tone of her voice and the passion exuding from her demeanor were palpable and surreal. And have moved NoCoolStory to celebrate her ingenuity and innovation.
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And if you want to contact this edition’s NoCoolStory unsung hero- email her at: Impactkiddies88@yahoo.com, Impactkiddies88@gmail.com