THE SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA ASSOCIATION, SINA, recently had a change of insignia bringing in new President, Bose Adesite Milan-Jack.
Bose Adesite Milan-Jack born in Jos to a pre-independence gynaecologist, Dr Adetunji Adesite, the Baasegun of Fiditi , a Rotary Club President and a Paul Harris Fellow, Deputy Grand Knight of St. Mulumba and the first Indigenous private medical practitioner in the then Benue Plateau region; one can safely say she was born into charity work.
Her mother, Abiodun Olusola was also into charity and voluntary work. She was a successful banker and also a Soroptimist.
The young Bose attended the prestigious Corona Primary School and the St Louis College (Louisville).
She bagged a B.A. in History and an M. A. in International Law and diplomacy from the University of Jos. She started her Public Service career in 1995 and she is still serving her nation.
She is also a patron of the Boy’s Brigade, a member of Historical Society of Nigeria, a member of Oyo Global Forum and run a free horticulture club for children and also a collaborator in the Green Lagos Project.
Just after her inauguration as the President of Soroptimist Nigeria Association, SINA, she had a brief chat with The Telescope Nigeria.
Good day to you ma’am, can you enumerate the projects you will embark upon during your tenure?
During my tenure, I will focus on the environment. I intend to plant two million trees. I want to develop a Soroptimist Park, get women involved in the farming of local and exotic vegetables. I also want to set up a flower plantation. I want to give out litter bags for free and discourage littering.
What are the challenges you envisaged you may face during your tenure?
A lot of our people are not environment friendly, and so to kindle an interest in the environment might be a little difficult but I will succeed, God willing.
How do you plan to tackle the anticipated challenges?
I will appeal to them by making them see that we cannot be alive except we have a healthy environment.
What have been your impressions about charity work given your experiences as a member of Soroptimist International, Nigeria Chapter?
Charity work is very tasking, at the same time very fulfilling. All you have to do is to carry people along. You have to make them understand that helping the helpless is what God desires. It is what makes you whole and human.
How do you intend to engage more Nigerians into voluntary charity works?
I intend to engage more Nigerians through public enlightenment.