Slightly beyond a year after launching in the United States, the Joyful Joy Foundation is set to launch here in Nigeria.
Founded in 2012 by Osas Ighodaro and Co-founder Sioux Greaux, Joyful Joy supports the push for a healthier and Malaria-free Africa. Its alleviation strategy to positively impact communities involves offering programs focused on health and wellness, ending hunger, preventable disease and providing economic development opportunities.
The Joyful Joy Foundation is an NGO registered in both the US and Nigeria. It was founded in honor of Joy Ighodaro, sister to Osas Ighodaro, who was with child and contracted malaria during a trip to Nigeria in 2006. At the time, there was little awareness on early diagnosis and tragically two lives vanished. Osas became very passionate and pro-active with elevating the platform of malaria eradication and dedicates much of her time and energy towards awareness initiatives and fundraising.
A trip to Nigeria in 2011 opened Osas' eyes to the plight of those living in distressed communities. It was then, along with Sioux Greaux that a pledge was made to create Joyful Joy, to honor the lives of those gone too soon and to Spread More Joy into the lives of those who need it most. No one should have to bury a loved one because of a disease that is treatable and preventable. None should have to go without food and the basic necessities to live a healthy life.
Joyful Joy Foundation is set to launch in Nigeria on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Avenue Suites, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island Lagos.
This event will be hosted by Gbenro Ajibade from Tinsel and Vimbai Mutinhiri of Africa Magic's StarGist. The event will also feature performances from Tee Y Mix, Former Project Fame contestant Ella, Irawo crooner Seyi Shay, Comedian Elenu, and an amazing African Dance by GongBeat Productions. Music will be provided by the prolific D.J Xclusive.
The Joyful Joy Foundation is anchored in a push to Spread More Joy, Healthy Living and Giving Back to Communities. Support this worthy cause today!