Art and event consultancy firm Entertainment Bus-Stop (Ebus-stop) has announced it is engaging families on Lagos Island in participatory conversations to commemorate the International Day of Families 2021.
The event which holds on May 15 is themed ‘Confronting family poverty and security concerns: family responsibilities and challenges,’ a statement on Wednesday by the project manager Eki Eboigbe said.
“This year, we mark the International Day of Families in Nigeria, Lagos State by creating a platform for continuous conversations, towards proffering sustainable solutions to issues germane to the sanctity of the Family wellbeing. In particular, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted the economic, social and psychological wellbeing and standard of living of citizens, the duration of isolation resulted to Family experiencing and expose to extreme poverty, frustration and depression,” the statement read.
“The goal is to engage the Family unit as an advocate in changing the COVID-19 Vaccine narratives and for the communities to understand the need and urgency to get vaccinated and adhere to the COVID-19 protocol, in order to save lives, the sooner we get vaccinated, the earlier we get back to normal, especially, those with underlining conditions and the average men and women who are more vulnerable.
“In commemoration of this year’s program, we are engaging Families on Lagos Island, at the Youth Centre, Onikan on Saturday 15th May, 2021, from 12noon to 3:00pm in participatory conversations with the following Speakers; Dr. Monisola Adanijo, Kate Ijeoma Ibeanusi, Mrs. Rita Ezenwa-Okoro and Mr. Ehi Omokhuale on the different sub-topics; Healthy Lifestyle – Changing the COVID-19 Vaccine Narratives and Basic Knowledge on Immune System, Promoting Outdoor Recreation Culture, Talkshop on Teenagehood – inculcating Ownership and Responsibility and Talkshop on Family-Oriented Policies and Good Governance, the event will be moderated by Dr. Shaibu Husseini.”
The firm said the event is held as a corporate social responsibility initiative, adding that it strongly believes that “families unite when they do meaningful things together”.