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Charity Lounge Turns Ten: Frontlines Fight For Down Syndrome Children

By Chaste Inegbedion
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Come May 25 2014, the fight for Down syndrome children in Lagos would record another win at the 10th Edition of Charity Lounge International. The event will be spearheaded by advocates for children through the Stay in Schooling project which seeks to reduce the number of Out of School Children by providing sponsorships for Orphans and Vulnerable children in poor and rural communities within urban centres into primary schools

The Benefit Event is expected to hold at Down Syndrome Foundation Premises, 43, Adegoke Street, Masha, Surulere and it is aimed at raising awareness and funds for Down syndrome activities in Lagos and over 100 community trend setters are expected in attendance.

The Vivacity PR, Alime Media,Bellanaija, SoledoohMedia and Budgit Powered event would be Chaired by the most sought after Social Entrepreneur, Francis Chilaka, KUTH Foundation Board Director, 'Irawo' Crooner, Seyi Shay, Harrysong, Amarachi, Ozzyboso, TJ Sax, IllBliss, DJ Frizzie, Korede Bello, Iyanya are some of the invited superstars, Who would later be joined by the Jokes-Apart Author & Alumni of the Humanitarian Hall of Fame, Julius Agwu for the special children projects auction where attendees are expected to make their bids.

'We are enthusiastic to have Budgit recognize the outstanding value of the #TheNaturalChild Edition and to host the Children Day Celebration,' said Ngozi Enekweizu who is head of the Central Working Committee for the Ceremony. 'We look forward to a cultural afternoon and a showcase of cuisine to save'

This event will also announce a revolutionary partnership with Budgit to announce the '100 Plus 100 ISR Flag Flyers: The Centennial Leadership Late Lunch', Charity lounge in its tenth quarterly edition would be celebrating seven years of its parent company Creative Five World impact by thanking its community of supporters who have been instrumental in their growth and achievements over the last seven years and also to acknowledge our country, Nigeria's Centennial Celebration.

We are positively looking forward to hosting the Children and presenting them educative comic books on Nigeria Government,' said Oluseun Onigbinde, Team Lead, Budgit. He will also be joining the Founder of Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria on engaging guests on 'Individual Social Investments The BUDGIT Way''.

Speaking on the upcoming event, Chaste Inegbedion the convener stated that 'Charity Lounge has been and will continue to be an advocate of change; an avenue to sensitize on the importance of Individual Social Responsibility (ISR) at the lower scope, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the higher scope. The event seeks corporations, individuals & media sponsorship and would attract the crème of the community with official theme color to be Nigeria & African. 'Get your Owambe on'

The organizers have also pleaded with the Government, International Community, Media and Patriotic Citizen to use every resource at their disposal and provide useful information that would #BringOurGirlsBack in time for the International Children Day Celebration.

Toyin Saraki, founder of WellBeing Foundation and international campaigner for maternal, newborn and child health, rights and empowerment is one woman the organisers are expecting alongside the Publisher of Ovation International, Dele Momodu and Mother of Twins , Ex-Miss Nigeria, Nike Oshinowo to serve as Parents of the Day. Haitian-American hip hop recording artist, musician, actor, and politician, Wyclef Jean might deliver a Children Day Message with Multiple Award Winner, Ghana's Finest Jocelyn Dumas.

The Event is also supported by Public Spirited Individuals, Initiatives and Institutions.

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The Charity Lounge is considered as Nigeria's International answer to Individual Social Responsibility and it is reputed as the most authentic sustainable solution showcase with its 'Fun in Fundraising' Model bringing a phantasmagoria of public spirited individuals, initiatives and institution from across borders to interface and share ideas and celebrate social good on a regular basis quarterly.

In 2012, Charity Lounge Convener, Chaste inspired the Save Pwashikai Nideno Campaign- The historic Road to Recovery of a Five-Year Old mutilated girl who refused to die in dung village in Adamawa State. Also in 2013, he was recognized and awarded by the Universal Peace Federation (An NGO with special consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council) as a United Nations Young Ambassador for Peace.