Focus on Disability Foundation Touching Lives everyday … Mr Abiodun Paseda continues to set the pace

Focus on Disability Foundation Continues Touching Lives…

Focus on Disability Foundation (FDF) being a nongovernmental agency founded in the United Kingdom and Nigeria to see to the welfare, putting smiles on the face of people living with disabilities in Nigeria and making them to believe in themselves and integrate them socially. In line with the tenets of the foundation of “engaging, empowering and encouraging” people living with disability in Nigeria, the foundation since inception had expended millions of naira in acquiring mobility equipments (wheelchairs, blind cane, crutches, and educational materials to various schools of pupils with special needs) all these had been consistently distributed freely to various categories of people living with disability for the past 3 years.

The 2015 Focus on Disability Charity Tour was another huge success in which over a million naira was expended on educational materials for pupils living with various form of disability and over 20 special schools benefited from this philanthropic gesture. FDF team were joyously welcomed at every school they visited to present their token of love to identify and contribute to the development of these special children and their overall welfare; all these schools marveled at the consistent intervention of this foundation to them that even government who are the owners of these schools are lacking behind in providing them basic needs of these pupils. The testimonies received was just too overwhelming, in one of the school was a moving story of one young Peter who had hearing impairment that had been attending school since resumption almost 4 weeks ago without any educational material not even a pencil talk less of notebooks who got all what he’ll need all through the term through the materials the foundation presented to school.

Focus on Disability Foundation has vowed not to stop in their quest towards bridging the gap and lifting the spirit of various people living with disability because their disability is not their own making but rather the unfortunate position they found themselves. “God willing and God helping us FDF will continue to try its best to make every possible positive difference in the lives of every people living with disability in Nigeria” says Mr Abbey Paseda the founder of the foundation. He later showed heartfelt appreciation to the teaming donors and supporters of the foundation, Dr and Mrs Dayo-Olomu, Dr Ibrahim Asante, Lloyds Bank Foundation, Mr and Mrs Dapo Oyebade, All members of the Rotary Club of Hendon UK, Darien Book Aid, All members of St Mark’s church Birmingham and all others who are too numerous to mention.

Mr Abbey said, ‘’it would have not been possible without the support of our secretary in Nigeria, Mr Ayodele Awobona and the volunteers who are our unsung heroes’’

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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