Today, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, through His social advocacy program, Hopes Alive Initiative, hosted over 2,000 pupils from several schools across Osun State, in His palace.
The event officially kicked off on Thursday,23rd of May with the “AIRPEACE MATHEMATICS COMPETITION”. Activities such as dance competitions, marching parades, cultural presentations, amongst many others, were performed by the children.
In His speech, Kabiyesi expressed His love for the children and urged them to strive to be better members of the society. He advised them to take their studies seriously and be respectful to their parents and teachers.
Ooni Ogunwusi who could not hide His joy sang various songs for the kids, after which he prayed for them. While addressing the children who were accompanied to the palace by their teachers and parents, Ooni urged them to be hard working and be good children to their respective parents.
The Deputy Convener of the Hopes Alive Initiative, Princess Adesegun Temitope, who was unavoidably absent, was duly represented by Ms. Olawunmi. In her award acceptance speech, the Princess told the children to remain obedient, stay focused on their academics, be very respectful and most importantly love God. She also expresses her sincere love for the children and everyone who graced the event.
The event which was proudly sponsored by Airpeace Airlines was fun filled and the children could not contain their excitement.