In the buzzing city of Lagos, a special gathering was held to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Maryjane Sustainable Development Initiative (MSDI). This momentous occasion was graced by a diverse crowd, including dignitaries, guests from various walks of life, and friends. The ceremonious event was opened with a heartfelt speech by Maryjane Unanka, the CEO of MSDI.
Unanka spoke eloquently of the organization’s year-long journey, highlighting their remarkable achievements and the profound impact they’ve had on the local communities of Lagos. She reflected on two key accomplishments that exemplified the dedication and commitment of the MSDI team.
In December 2022, MSDI had brought Christmas cheer to over 350 children in Makoko, Lagos. Against the backdrop of the city, the organization filled the heart of Makoko with joy and hope, illuminating the faces of the young ones. This event, Unanka noted, showcased the power of community, compassion, and the spirit of giving.
Furthermore, the MSDI team extended their reach to over 400 pupils in a government-run primary school in Onipanu, Lagos. Their educational initiatives equipped these young, promising minds with essential tools to pave their way towards a brighter future.
These milestones, according to Unanka, were not just achievements for MSDI, but they served as a testament to the powerful change that can be ignited by collective action. She expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the team, volunteers, generous donors, and partners who played an integral role in bringing these initiatives to life.
The event was also graced by distinguished dignitaries who had contributed to MSDI’s impactful journey. Unanka extended her heartfelt gratitude to those present, acknowledging their invaluable support and shared belief in MSDI’s mission. Their presence was a testament to the power of collective action.
As Unanka reflected on the past year, she also cast her gaze towards the future, dreaming of the countless lives MSDI could touch and the positive change they could bring. She ended her speech on a hopeful note, inviting everyone to join MSDI in creating a brighter, more sustainable future.
The event concluded with Unanka thanking everyone present, urging them to enjoy the celebration of hope, progress, and the unwavering spirit of MSDI. Unanka’s opening remarks etched a powerful impression, setting a tone of hope and promise for the years to come.