On March 18th, 2024, in the heart of Lagelu local government area in Ibadan, Oyo state, our foundation, led by Program Manager, Fagbe Opeyeluwa, organized a transformative Medical Outreach and Soup Kitchen, uniting a team of dedicated volunteers and healthcare professionals to serve the community with unwavering compassion.

At 9 am, the venue buzzed with activity as volunteers, including nurses, doctors, and general supporters, rallied together to set up canopies, arrange medical equipment, and prepare nourishing food and drinks for the day ahead. By 10 am, everything was in place, and the outreach officially commenced with a warm introduction from the Program Manager, outlining the Foundation’s mission for the day, to provide free healthcare services to those in need in the community.

The medical unit quickly became a hub of activity, with a steady stream of community members, predominantly elderly and middle-aged men and women, seeking vital healthcare services. Dedicated nurses meticulously took vitals, including blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and weight, while conducting malaria tests to assess the community’s overall health. Tragically, many individuals revealed they had stopped taking their medication due to financial constraints, resulting in alarming health complications. Promptly, the compassionate doctors stepped in, prescribing essential medications and offering vital advice to safeguard against future health risks.

Meanwhile, the children were not forgotten. They received essential multivitamins and deworming medicines, ensuring their health and well-being were also prioritized. Simultaneously, the aroma of freshly prepared meals wafted through the air as the Soup Kitchen sprung into action, serving nourishing food, water, and drinks to both young and old alike.

As the day progressed, stories of resilience and gratitude filled the air as community members expressed their heartfelt appreciation for the life-changing services provided by the Kiitan Foundation. With hearts full and bellies satisfied, the program drew to a close at 5:00 pm, leaving behind a legacy of compassion, kindness, and healing.

As the sun dipped below the horizon and the echoes of laughter faded away, the impact of the day’s efforts lingered on. For the Lagelu community, this outreach was not merely a one-time event but a genuine display of hope, illuminating a path toward a brighter, healthier future. Through the tireless dedication of volunteers and the unwavering support of our donors, lives were touched, hearts were uplifted, and hope was restored.

In Lagelu, the spirit of compassion continues to shine brightly, reminding us all of the profound difference we can make when united in service of others. As we reflect on this remarkable day of healing and hope, let us carry forward the spirit of generosity and kindness, knowing that together, we can truly change the world, one act of compassion at a time. See the photos from the event below.

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