Mentoring the children at 49


…Activist, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin chooses to celebrate her birthday to mentor children
Kazeem Ugbodaga
Student, Mentor, Activist: Joe Odumakin at Ojodu Junior Grammar School, Lagos State
At 49, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin feels young again. Decked in the uniform of Ojodu Junior Grammar School, Ojodu area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, she walked into the school premises like a student. The entire school was in uproar as they saw her in school uniform, making her look like a teenager again. Her petit physique fits that of a student but her facial lineament betrays her.
On the morning of Friday, 3 July, 2015, Joe walked into the school premises wearing a uniform in company of ace actor, Ayo Badmus and immediately proceeded to the Principal’s office where she was accorded warm reception which was followed by a mini-photo session.
She was billed to address hundreds of students at the Morning Assembly to mark her 49th birthday. Joe shuns the allure of celebrating her brthday with the opulent class debasing her status to mark it with the young generation who are the future hope of the nation.
A crowd of eager students thronged the morning assembly as they perhaps have never seen an adult adorning their school uniform. At the assembly ground, Joe shuns the dais and files out in line with the students feigning to be the head girl of the school and a JSS 3 student. A teacher in the school led the worship session as the ‘adult student’ danced with others in joyous mood. Every student wants to get close to her, they perhaps might have heard of her exploit in the world of activism.
Okei-Odumakin (left) with the Principal of the school, Mrs Adebola Kolawole with students at school assembly
The Principal of the school, Mrs Adebola Kolawole had mounted the dais to introduce Joe in a mock …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper