Counting Our Blessings With Kinnect
- AuthorSymplx Studio
- Date 24 December 2015
- CategoryEvent General Blog Travels
I was fortunate to participate in yet another volunteering event, this time in Ajegunle, Lagos. Let me give some context. Ajegunle is known as the ghetto/slum of Lagos and it’s not the place you want to be found wandering around in for security reason. Yet, Dami, Bimpe and company chose it as a place where they wanted to invest their time and resource to. I arrived a little before 9:00am after another Uber ride from Lagos Island. As I entered the area, I must admit, I thought twice before I brought out my camera. Eventually I did after meeting Dami who is a co-founder of Kinnect. In under 2hrs, we were able to feed and cater to over 500 individuals, mostly children. I’ll be working on a short video of my experience, but for now, enjoy the photos and please support the organization. visit https://www.facebook.com/gokinnect/ to learn more.
It felt like she was wearing Ajegunle on her face and her smile trying to force escape. She’s not so young anymore, and I think her reality bothers her often, but the glimpse of home was renewed as a result of the event today.