Lagos, Nigeria – The Association of Mass Communication Students Alumni (AMACOS) of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) 1994/1999, on Thursday, 23rd November, 2023 consolidated its Annual Reunion activities with the donation of gifts to the SOS Children’s village in Isolo, Lagos.
This corporate philanthropy gesture forms part of the week-long activities marking the association’s Annual Reunion, even as it sets to hold its Grand finale at the Landmark Beach in Lagos on Saturday, 25th November, 2023.
The week-long reunion activities, with the theme: ‘Recalibrating for Greater Togetherness,’ which commenced on Monday, 20th November, 2023 hit its highlight mid-week with donations to orphanage homes amongst other philanthropic projects in Lagos.
A statement signed by Mr Lanre Oyegbola, the President of the association said that apart from being a gathering of old schoolmates, friends and a renewal of old acquaintances, the group had within the week been giving back to society by donating various items to orphanage homes and others.
Oyegbola explained that the 2023 edition of the annual gathering would be with a different as mates would gather at the Landmark Resort and Beach to unwind after rigorous weeklong activities.
According to him, there would also be a Jumat Prayers for the participants on Friday, while a thanksgiving service would be held on Sunday for all members.
“Overall, we also want to use this season to recalibrate for greater exploits, enhanced friendship and greater opportunities in our togetherness.”
He said: “This year, it has been a weeklong event that is culminating in a beachside event on Saturday, Jumat prayers on Friday and thanksgiving service on Sunday.
“This period has also been used to remember the less privileged in our society and reach out to our members’ immediate families who for one reason or the other are not within reach of their immediate families. Also, we use the season to remember the families of our deceased mates.
He recalled that the past editions of the reunion activities saw the set donating various gadgets, including multimedia equipment to the Department of Mass Communication, MAPOLY and other organisations within the country.
Another highlight of the event would be the release to the members of the association the result of the online election conducted within the week by the ad-hoc three-man electoral committee.
The election would usher in new sets of leadership for the association.
Oyegbola has been the President of the set since 2019 and has performed creditably well within the period, positioning the 994/1999 set as a pacesetter among other sets.