THE FACES AND VOICES BEHIND OUR HELPING HANDS!
Going by the words of Henry Ford, ‘’Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.’’
We at FeedOne Project are glad to have him work with us. He did not waiver since he joined in 2012. His added hands (strength) helped us record our successes. Meet him…HE ROCKS! 1. What are you called…what is your name?
My name is Fashina Oluwaseyi David
2. What do you do when you are not volunteering for FeedOne Project?
When I’m not volunteering for Feed One Project, then I’m either with my camera shooting at an event such as a wedding, birthday, funeral, etc., or I’m writing (and learning) some codes on my PC.
3. What triggered your interest in FeedOne Project?
I’ve always wanted to be impactful. I’ve always love being a tool or channel through which people around me feel hope and have smiles on their faces so when I saw the notification of the maiden event for FeedOne Project (in 2012, at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University), I said ‘’Voila!’’ Invariably, I saw it as another opportunity to put smiles on the faces of people, so I availed myself the opportunity of being a part of the movement.
4. Why did you decide to work with FeedOne Project as a volunteer?
I decided to work with Feed One Project as a volunteer because I saw it as an opportunity to do one of those things I really love doing to in a way extinguish ‘hopelessness’ in people.I d
5. Could you share your specific role(s) as a volunteer?
As a volunteer:
(a.) I distributed food, clothing, books, to some of the less privileged around Ife (Osun state, Nigeria), and subsequently at Orile (Lagos, Nigeria).
(b.) I also thought it worthwhile to produce bags (for the recipients) to aid movement or carrying of the valuable materials distributed.
(c.) I went to seek assistance of medical personnel to assist in attending to recipients.
6. What were your favorite moments in the project(s) YOU PARTICIPATED IN?
My favorite moments:
(i) In 2012, (during the maiden event), my team was dispatched to the Ife prison to distribute food and some other materials – the seemingly relief on the faces of the prison inmates was a nice moment to witness.
(ii) In 2013, I was part of the team that went to Orile in Lagos State, Nigeria. We distributed food, and a lot of clothing materials. The most memorable thing was how happy the inhabitants of that community were when we started distributing clothes.
7. What times did you not like when you volunteered for Feed One Project?
Sincerely, I never had a time I didn’t like that I volunteered for Feed One project.
8. How has volunteering for Feed One helped you?
Few words qualify and summarize this-Team work and Empathy
9. What is your advice to youth about volunteering?
Youths should see the need to reach out to the less privileged around them as a responsibility and and opportunity.
10. What suggestions do you have to improve the volunteer pact?
“Our world would be more peaceful and wonderful if everyone is actually happy.”
11. We’re glad to have known you better…can you share a favorite quote of yours?
“A man is but what he knows” . . . it doesn’t matter the size of my steps, as long as I’m on the right path, I’ll get to my destination”