2016 International Day of Families

06/14/2016
Women's Board - in collaboration with the United Nation's Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos - celebrated the 2016 international day of families at Wavecrest College on the 16th of May.The theme of this year's celebration was: Families; Healthy Lives and Sustainable Future. Forty-six parents, guardians and relatives of the students of the College were in attendance as well as NGOs invited to the event. On behalf of the Provost, Ms. Nwabachili gave the opening address to welcome all participants and introduced the college to them.

The UN Secretary General's message and UNIC Director's address was delivered by Mrs. Adeola Adediji, Head of Administration, UNIC. There were two speakers for the event: Mrs. Ifeoma Igbokwe,CEO of Nutriville Services who gave a presentation on Families: Children and Youth's Health and Well-Being. The second speaker, Mr. Charles Aigbona is the Research Administrator and Acting Executive Secretary of the Institute for Work and Family Integration. He delivered  a paper on Work-Family Balance and Health Outcomes.

While the event was going on, a culinary competition was simultaneously underway in the students' kitchen: three groups of three HND 1 students each, were competing to prepare a three-course meal to serve a family of six, made from locally-sourced fresh ingredients purchased within a budget affordable to an average family. Ms. Bukky Arowosafe of Guava Culinary Concepts Ltd. and Ms. Ngozi Uzoigwe were the judges. The competition was a keen one and each group received prizes.

Other students showcased their talents in various ways. the Certificate in Hospitality Operations students prepared pastries; the first-year National Diploma students set up a buffet display; the second -year National diploma students set up a cocktail bar and demonstrated the preparation of cocktails while the second-year Higher National Diploma students carved fruits to serve as decorative centre-pieces for the tables.

Mrs. Edna Dafe, Director of Women's Board, thanked all the quests and students for their participation.

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