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The FotoDadi Foundation: Supporting The Education of Orphans and Fatherless Children
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela.”
The primary focus of the FotoDadi Foundation (FD Foundation) is to bridge the gap for financially disadvantaged fatherless and orphaned children, who require assistance through school, from primary to first-degree level.
It was founded by the 2Doer trio of Ogbonnaya Kanu, Segun Obagun and Eseohe Kanu, and was officially launched on the 29th of May 2015, in the loving memory of Tonye Claude-Wilcox and Wemba Otike-Odibi, both great men who impacted lives.
Barely four months after its launch, and on the 12th of September, the FD Foundation awarded its first educational grants to eleven children (aged between 2-15 years) who had lost their fathers. Their mothers or family members collected the grants on their behalf.
The FD Foundation owes this accomplishment to all its sponsors and partners.
We are primarily funded by activities embarked on by our trustees and supported by other individuals who believe in the vision.
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To be God’s conduit for building hopes and fulfilling dreams in the young lives around us.
In collaboration with our partners, the FDF is committed to providing educational support to the young lives in our care, by embarking on value creating activities and partnerships.
About the Founders
Segun Obagun is a chemical engineer, paper maker, energy provider viz. managing Epesok Paper mill and Vice chairman of Poka Global energy limited, and super biker. With 12 years of riding experience, Segun is very passionate about motorcycling safety and best standard practices. He is a Senior Instructor at the Ride Easy Super Bike Training School.
For him, the FD Foundation is an avenue to give back and support the society. “I believe the FD Foundation can be used as a vehicle to deliver support at various levels; and we look forward to partnering with organizations with a similar vision.”
Eseohe Kanu is an Independent Corporate Trainer and Facilitator at IyvaGreen, and has over 18 years experience in various roles, in Human resources, Credit Management, Account Management, Administration and Customer Relationship Management in the ICT, Telecoms, Engineering and Oil & Gas industries.
Eseohe is a ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor (creative and innovative thinking and mind mapping skills) and an accredited DDI Facilitator. She is a member of both the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD) and the Institute of Credit Administration (ICA).
She has a passion for people development and works with young single adults providing guidance in the development of life skills.
Ogbonnaya Kanu is a chemical engineer, bike enthusiast, and adventurer. In his 10 years of riding, Kanu remains to date, the only Nigerian to have ridden from South Africa to Lagos, passing through seven countries. That trip also saw him become the first and only Nigerian member of the Iron Butt Association – an organization of the world’s toughest riders. He is also the first and only Nigerian to have ridden from Lagos to Europe and back on a motorcycle, a distance of over 16,000km, riding through Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Western Sahara, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Italy.
He wrote about the events of his Lagos-Europe tour in his book “FD Breaking Limits: Road to Europe.” Proceeds from the sales of the book, which was published by Author House, UK, are being be channeled to the foundation.
Sponsors and Supporters
We have already received support in various forms from a number of individuals and companies.
Boulos Enterprises Limited (Suzuki dealer for Nigeria), Epesok Paper Mill, Seindeo Limited, Metallic Horses, MOdAMO Photography, Moshyne Dezigns, The Tosyn Bucknor Company, InspirationFM‘s FridayNightMix with Charles Dallas and Wale Dizzy, and Happenings.com.ng.
- Abiodun Adeyemi
- Akede Johnson
- Akinsete Babatunde
- Akinyemi Olabode
- Alarm Center
- Anthony Inhanlahimi
- Chioma Nzeagbulam
- Doyle Redotel Edeni
- Edochie Uchem Adam
- Emeka Nzeribe
- Florence Ajayi
- Halim Adebowale
- Hemoll And Co.
- Hotel Aurore
- Idam Nneka
- Isiorho Voke Josephine
- Joseph Anthony
- Kelechi Ogbuaku
- Krixola Ltd.
- Kola Grey
- Lawson Paul Messan
- Linda Uneze
- Moshyn Dezigns
- Mr. Kuforiji
- Napoleon Lagune
- Oshodi Yewande
- Poka Global Energy
- Purple Shores Nursery and Primary School
- Ride Easy Ltd
- Rotimi Fasogbon
- Stanley Iringe-Koko