In honour of one of the founding members of Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF) and a close friend to the La Roche Leadership Foundation, late Awele Nwosu-Akeh, who sadly lost the battle to Sickle Cell Anaemia in May 2015. Even though it was extremely sad to see her go, she left a legacy of proudly raising awareness about sickle cell. We intend to carry on raising awareness and assisting the families who are affected.
Every 10th of March is set aside to celebrate the Chairman of the Foundation, Retired Justice G. Oguntade.
Every year on June 14th we celebrate our Founders’ birthday by donating provisions, toiletries and educational materials to orphanages, homes and schools.
One day in June were all children and young adults from partnering Foundations, in-house library users and environ are invited to wind down after exam period.
The Foundation celebrates Halim’s day every 6th of January. We celebrate Halim Adesemowo and all children with special needs on exceeding all medical expectations. Halim was born with a hole in his heart and was deemed a lost cause by many doctors. The parents were informed that everyday Halim took a breath was to be taken as a miracle. La Roche was touched and sponsored Halim’s heart transplant surgery. Today he is stronger and healthier, learning to walk and talk.
Leadership day was established to honour and encourage State Agencies and parastatals who contribute to the development and success of Lagos State.
LEONARD CHESHIRE DAY
In celebration of philanthropist, Leonard Cheshire, who showed his Love for the less privileged around the world especially the blind. On September 7th every year, La Roche Leadership Foundation donates financial aid to all the 5 homes established by Leonard in Nigeria. The centre in Lagos receives provisions and toiletries in addition.
A day set aside in January to acknowledge all workers and celebrate their contribution to the success of the Foundation
A national day in August the foundation joins United Nations (UN) in celebrating the Youths all over the world. In which various speakers admonished them on life lessons.