Situated at Akure, the Ondo State capital is Dorian Home, described as the biggest orphanage home in Africa.
The ultramodern facility worth $5million was built by a philanthropist, Dr. Lola Bayode, and is set to be commissioned on October 14. Prominent Nigerians including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are billed to attend the event.
Here are four things you should know about Dorian Home’s founder, Dr. Bayode.
1. Tolulola Olajibike Bayode, RN, RMA, BSN, M.sc, is a trained medical professional, a philantropist and a humanitarian with an unusual passion for the well being of the less privileged.
2. On October 9, 2020, she was appointed as Deputy Head, social director by the Africa Union.
3. In 2009, Dr. Bayode established Dorian Home for Charity and Social development as a Non-governmental Organization (NGO).
4. The Ondo-born philanthropist is currently the founder of Dorian Home, a yet-to-be-commissioned orphanage home. It is the biggest in Africa, consisting of 700 homes for children, 500-capacity skill acquisition centre for women, large hall for events, modern clinic and a worship centre.