Lisabi Elite Association of Houston
Lisabi Elite Association is a registered non-profit organization consisting of indigenes of Abeokuta in Ogun State, Nigeria, West Africa. This 501C (3) association was formed in February 2002 by some illustrious sons and daughters of Egbaland with the intention to improve the well-being of their immediate communities here in the United States, and to better the lives of the less privilege in their motherland Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Every year, Lisabi Elite Association of Houston provide school supplies worth thousands of dollars to over 300 school students during her annual back to school drive here in Houston. The organization also partners with local charitable organizations in Houston and Egba National Association (ENA) USA/Canada in efforts to contribute to the needs of the less privileged.
Lisabi Elite association was formed February 2002. Founder Jumoke ‘Bosede Lawal, Co-Founders: Mrs. Dolapo Ogedengbe, Ms. Bola Olaiya, Mr. Dayo Sowande, Late Alhaji Hakeem Kolade, Mr. Wasiu Tadese, Mrs. Serifat Tadese. Mr. David Sorunke, Mr. Sola Ojunromi, Late Mr. Lekan Adenjii, and Late Mrs. Mary Abioye.
This association has continued to wax stronger in strength, even in the face of adversity. Our achievements so far have been tremendous both in Houston and Abeokuta.
Renovation of the maternity ward at the Oba Ademola Hospital at Ijemo, Abeokuta, which has undoubtedly helped uplift the image of the hospital, and made improvements to the daily living condition of the sick at the hospital.
-Annual back to school drive for the children in our community here in Houston. Every summer we provide school supplies and stationeries worth thousands of dollars to about 300 Houston students to help reduce some financial burdens in the educational sector.
Yearly, we support local charitable organizations in Houston and other Egba/Yewa associations all over the USA/Canada in our efforts to give back to the society.
The association encountered some challenges along the way such as lack of members or non-committed members, disagreement on ideas and fundamentals (as it is normal of diverse minds), and divisions and rancor. However, we weathered the storm. We worked out our differences and with better understanding, dedication, and prayer, the nucleus of this association has been kept intact.
John F. Kennedy said, “So let us not be blind to our differences- but let us also direct attention to our common interest and to the means by which those differences can be resolved.”
We all know that we are not created equally, there are some among us that have the ‘can do attitude’ which can move mountains, and there are some that sit on the fence, while there are those that have the ‘anything goes’ attitude. Our foundation is to tolerate one another so we can all pull our resources together and give back to our community in Houston and our motherland Abeokuta.
To foster love, unity, and growth among Egba indigenes here in Houston Texas and to better the lives of the less privileged in Abeokuta.
- To promote love, peace and welfare of one another.
- To protect the cultural heritage of Egbaland in Houston Texas.
- To positively impact the lives of the less privileged in Abeokuta and Egbaland.
- To foster economic, social and educational development in Egbaland.
- To help in the development and growth of Egbaland