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Who We Are

The Society for the Welfare of the Blind in Nigeria is a non-governmental, non-profit making and non-religious organisation registered in Nigeria under Part C of the Company and Allied Matters of 1990 with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria the body responsible for the registration of charity organization in Nigeria and IRS in the state of Georgia, Atlanta USA with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. The SWBN was founded out of the imperative needs to squarely ameliorate the age-long socio-cultural and economic problems of this country. Therefore, we are proud to say that our Society is founded out of the zest to pursue humanitarian courses and programmes that would really touch the lives of these individuals and persons whom the society have the least appreciation for.

In the light of above, it is our utmost intention to execute and embark upon well meaningful programmes and activities that will help to bring to fore the potentials and intellect embedded in visually impaired individuals. All that these individuals need is the wherewithal support to cope with their given disabling condition in their quest to rise to any chosen height in any field of human endevours in life.

The maximal utility and appreciation of the potentials of visually impaired persons and individuals is our watch watch word. From our field survey and through experiences of our members we are convinced about the need to assist and support these individuals.

To buttress the above, we have projects that we have deemed fit to tender for your kind organisation/corporate, financial and materials consideration.

We hope that in view of your organisation/corporate reputation we have no doubt that this proposal of ours would be treated favourably and given its desired attention.

Looking forward to your favourable response.

Yours faithfully,
Tade Lapido,
President/Founder, SWBN.

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Our People.

Tade Ladipo Emiola

Tade Emiola Ladipo is the Founder and President of the Society for the Welfare of the Blind in Nigeria. He was born in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. He lost his sight at the age of 30, thereby forcing him to attend a Blind Training Centre. He attended the Vocational Training Centre for the Blind (VTCB) Cappa, Oshodi between the year 1995 and 1997 where he learnt Braille. He also served briefly as a Treasurer for the Handicap Association for the Blind. He is happily married with 5 handsome boys.

Chief Tunde J. Afolabi (MFR)

Tunde Afolabi is the founding Managing Director of Amni Petroleum ltd. A professional Geologist with over 30 years of oil and gas exploration and production experience from international companies. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), a past President of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) and a council member of the Nigerian Association of Indigenous Production and Exploration Companies (NAIPEC).

Dr. David Walker Ogogo

Dr.  David Ogogo, is the Registrar and Chief Executive of Institute of Capital Market Registrars; an Associate of the prestigious Association of Business Executives (London), he holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Lagos State University. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, a member of the Nigeria Institute of Strategic Management (MSM) and holds a PhD in Corporate Leadership and Governance from the European-American University. Dr. Ogogo worked and held various Senior Management positions in Union Bank Plc, Union Bank Registrars Department, corporate Trust Ltd (a Finance House), Anchoria Investments & Securities Ltd  (a stockbroking outfit), Business Innovators Ltd (a management consulting outfit), among others prior to his new job.

LT. Sen. Isiaka Adeleke (MFR)

Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was born in 15 January 1955 in Ede in Osun State. He holds a Bachelor Of Arts Degree, and a Master's Degree In Public Administration. He was Chairman, Governing Council, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Pro-Chancellor And Chairman, Governing Council, University of Calabar, Nigeria. He was first civilian Executive Governor Of Osun State (1992–1993), until the military government aborted the transition to full civilian administration. As governor, he signed the law establishing the Osun State College of Technology.
Alhaji Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was elected senator for Osun West in 2007.  He was appointed to committees on Upstream Petroleum Resources, Integration and Cooperation, Housing and Air Force. In March 2008, he instituted a scholarship award for about 100 indigent students in tertiary institutions across the country.
In July 2009, as chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke praised the work of the Independent National Electoral Commission, saying "so far INEC has performed creditably well". He has supported the rights of Nigerians living abroad to vote in Nigerian elections.

Chief Alani Ogunlade

Chief Alani Ogunlade who likes to be known as the 'Village Boy' was born in Oshoba Village, Ifo Local Government in Ogun State, Nigeria. Alani Ogunlade is very involved in community activities in United States as well as Nigeria. He is the founder and President of KAVA (Keep A Village Alive), www.kava-africa.org, a non-profit organization committed to improving quality lives in African Villages. In 2004, KAVA built a modern eight classrooms elementary school in Oshoba Village. He is a member of the Board of African Children Fund, Board member of the Arts Exchange in Atlanta, Business Partner with Clayton County Schools. He is noted for the Promotion of African Culture in US. He Founded African Cultural Dance Company in 1977 for this purpose. He Has performed for numerous organizations, dignitaries including the former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria for free. He is Currently, building a cultural and learning center in his village of Oshoba. The Center will focus on promoting African Culture locally as well as on international level. He Has contributed immensely towards supporting fundraising effort events in local nonprofit organizations in Atlanta (eg Eko Club Atlanta $1500).

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