NSF (UK) -End of the Year Celebration at the Lagos Island Restaurant, East London
48 members and guests attended the Celebration meal on Friday 1 December 2017. It was an opportunity to reflect on the 2017 NSF (UK) activities and to discuss plans for 2018.
The Guest speaker, Morenike Ajayi, award winning Broadcaster/Senior Finance executive, talked about her passion, Career nuggets. She uses this to inspire career development in the BAME community (Black, Asian Minority Ethnic). Morenike shared her journey so far and the possibility of collaborating with NSF (UK) in 2018 on her mentoring initiative. Questions asked on the day included mentor /mentee role clarification, if mentors are paid etc.
You can watch clips of Morenike's talk here:
NSF (UK) PRO expressed on our behalf, our sincere gratitude to Morenike for sparing the time to attend, most especially as she had a big event the following day. NSF (UK) Coordinator covered notable highlights for 2017. Apart from our regular Quiz night, Education Seminar and Summer Sports day with 2,200 attendees’ key milestone achieved, other initiatives supported included the 2017 Book Drive in Nigeria, the African Science Academy and the Commonwealth Service at the Westminster Abbey. Members also had successful themed fundraising events including Charity Football, Masked Ball, Literary & Debating and Lecture Dinner. Average funds raised and attendees were also on the rise.
Two members, MBHS & Soyuznikis UK used the opportunity to promote their upcoming events.
Watch MBHS Event promo
Watch Soyuznikis event promo here-
NSF (UK) Plans for 2018 will include completing Charity registration, initiatives for our Youths e.g. partnering with Career Nuggets and Tobi Adeyemi Foundation, other Youth groups to harness opportunities, other charitable activities with partners including Training Teachers and Vision Impairment, Seminar - high profile topic, 2018 Sports Day improvements (e.g. add on a 5k Fun Run), Commonwealth Service and Quiz Night to be hosted by Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro.
Q&A session was held and members had the opportunity to ask the Executives questions.
Issues raised included how to seek free shipment for the Book Drive, allocation of Sports Day medals/trophies in fair and transparent manner, hosting Sports Day on a Sunday and improving the quality of the Nigerian catering on offer on the day.
Finally there was the presentation of following 2017 Sports Day Trophies:
Donated by Trophy Winner Digital Intelligence Principal’s football Cup (ICOBA Europe) Seb Olule Cup 4X100m (GCIOSA) LIAMS Trophy Ladies Table Tennis (GCIOSA) Omo Ile Ife Ayo Board game (No winner) Layi Courage Halls & Gardens Catching the Train (LAFROSA) Unique Housing Solutions Table tennis - Men (Old Gregorians) Soyuznikis (UK) Overall winners’ Cup (GCIOSA)
NSF (UK) remains grateful to our Supporters, Sponsors and of course, all the Participants at our events.