Family, Friends, Mentees commission Sports Centre in honour of Ibukun Awosika at 60
Family, friends, and mentees gathered on Thursday, to unveil a new Sports Centre at the Methodist Girls high school Lagos, built in honour of Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman and Founder of the Chair Centre Group, on her 60th birthday.
The surprise present was commissioned at the school’s premises in Yaba, her alma mater. It also includes a 12-month mentoring programme for 30 students, which will kick off in 2023.
One of the mentees, Managing Director, of What’s On Media, Chichi Nwoko revealed that the project was executed with the belief that just like Mrs. Awosika, who was also an athlete as a student at MGHS, it will enable young girls to build confidence and the spirit of sportsmanship, to lead the future generation.
In a keynote address, Leadership Coach, Fela Durotoye commended the celebrant for impacting and preparing mentees for the next generation for a greater run. Adding that he is proud of the women she has mentored.
“We are truly delighted to honour her life and her positive contributions to the communities around her through the gift of impact,” she said.
In a keynote address, Leadership Expert, Fela Durotoye commended the celebrant for impacting and preparing mentees for the next generation. Adding that he is proud of the women she has mentored.
“We are grateful for the depth of Mrs. Awosika’s wisdom. I am delighted that we are flagging off the commissioning of this beautiful sports center with a relay race, which symbolises how Mrs. Awosika has prepared the next generation for a greater run. I am also proud of the women she has mentored. Mrs. Awosika has been fruitful and has empowered the next generation. We can’t but express our gratitude for the gift of Mrs. Awosika to our generation.”
While appreciating those who contributed towards the building of the sports center, Mrs Awosika said it is in tangent with what she has always wanted, which is to live a fulfilling life and make it easier for the next generation to walk through the path that she walked, and do greater things than she has done.
“I am in awe of this gift and I am making a commitment to ensure that I make available whatever is required to keep this facility running for the future generation,” she said.
“All I ever wanted was to live a fulfilling life and make it easier for the next generation to walk through the path that I walked and do greater things than I have done. I am grateful for passing through this school which taught me a lot of things and for the relationships I built here. I am in awe of this gift and I am making a commitment to ensure that I make available whatever is required to keep this facility running for the future generation.”
Among her mentees who were in attendance to celebrate with the celebrant were many of whom have participated in some of the celebrant’s leadership development programmes, such as the International Women’s Leadership Conference (IWLC) in Dubai, the 360 Leadership mentorship program, and the Life Series program which has been run severally in Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean Islands of the Bahamas and virtually across the world.