Amazing Yinka Thomas-Ogboja, the serial entrepreneur with a heart of gold

January 28, 2015 5:05 pm

Yinka
Thomas-Ogboja is a brand consultant with over 10 years industry
experience. She is the CEO of D’Acero Limited, a creative agency based
in the heart of Lagos. She is also the CEO of Drape Kings, an event
décor sales boutique in Lagos. Even though her dream is to build chains
of successful businesses, she still has a place in her heart for the
less privileged. In her words, “make someone smile from the little you
have”, and this passion led to the birth of her NGO called Town.

Thomas O. Women Network (TOWN) is launched their project
tagged “Bath a Child, Preserve a Life”, on the 6th
of December 2014. #BathAChild as it was popularly coined
on social media is a soap project that focuses on the less privileged women in
Nigeria. With the outbreak of Ebola and other
communicable diseases, TOWN decided to be a part of this health campaign by donating
free soaps and educating less privileged women in the society on the importance
and benefit of ensuring that they and their children maintain good hygiene.

Growing up in an academic and Christian home
where her Dad is a Doctor and her Mum is a Professor, it does not come as a
surprise that Olayinka has bagged a BSc., two masters degrees and is currently
undergoing her doctoral study at the Walden University, Minnesota, USA.

According to Olayinka Thomas-Ogboja, “We donate free soaps and
other useful items to women in different communities and slums nationwide on a
continuous basis, and also engage in health talks with them. TOWN also identifies and celebrates Nigeria
women, called TOWN Icons, who engage in not-for-profit initiatives as a way of
giving back to the society.
“Why soap? We say, why not soap? In Nigeria,
practicing personal hygiene is difficult due to lack of resources such as clean
water and soap. Many diseases (including respiratory and diarrheal diseases)
can be spread when hands, face, and body are not washed appropriately”. Our partners for #BathAChild are Transcorp Hilton, Eko Hotel &
Suites, Oriental Hotel, Protea Ikeja GRA, Best Western, Unilever, Protea Ikoyi,
and Westfoster Harbour, Wazobia FM and Business Day Newspaper. We solicit for more
collaborations and donations this year.
 
To be a partner, make a donation or make enquiries, kindly contact
us on:

Instagram: @townetworks

Twitter: @townetworks

Phone Number: +2348170593471

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