PalmPay Puts Smiles on Faces of Orphans and Disabled Kids on Children's Day

PalmPay Puts Smiles on Faces of Orphans and Disabled Kids on Children's Day

  • One of Nigeria's leading digital payment platforms, PalmPay, has asked governments at all levels to prioritize Children's welfare
  • The government stated this as it celebrated Children's with underprivileged children
  • At the event organized by the company in partnership with the Ayala Charity Foundation, the organizers urged more focus on Children's well-being 

PalmPay has called on governments to address children's challenges and enhance their welfare. 

This appeal was made during an event celebrating the 2024 Children's Day for underprivileged children from various orphanages across Lagos State.

Themed "Dream Big, Reach Higher," the celebration offered the children a day of joy, learning, and memorable experiences.

PalmPay celebrates Children's Day
PalmPay asks the government to place Children first Credit: PalmPay
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Over 150 children, some with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, deafness, and blindness, participated in fun games, educational workshops, and interactive storytelling sessions. They also received gifts designed to inspire and entertain them.

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This initiative, organized by Ayela Charity Foundation, was in partnership with PalmPay and Venture Garden Foundation to give the children a voice and future.

Enakeno Umuteme, Head of Marketing and Communication at PalmPay, highlighted the company's core mission of financial inclusion and a commitment to supporting future generations of Nigerians.

"Our mission at PalmPay is to drive financial inclusion by empowering people and businesses and fostering economic growth. On this Children's Day, we celebrate kids and their limitless potential," said Mr. Umuteme.

"Children are the future. PalmPay is committed to community support and child welfare. We aim to create lasting memories and remind these children that they are valued and capable of achieving great things," he said.
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Also speaking, Bukola Ayele, co-founder of the Ayela Charity Foundation, asked governments at all levels to initiate policies that would provide more protection to orphans and vulnerable children in society.

One of the children from the orphanage, Israel Adegbite, expressed gratitude to PalmPay and other organizers, noting that he enjoyed several activities at the event and was happy to compete with other children.

"I want to thank the foundation and PalmPay for putting this together, thank you very much. God bless you, I learned a lot from the career talk," he said.

Children's Day is celebrated worldwide to honour and promote the well-being and rights of children. The date and traditions vary by country, but the essence remains the same: recognising the importance of children. 

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Dave Ibemere (Senior Business Editor) Dave Ibemere is a senior business editor at He is a financial journalist with over a decade of experience in print and online media. He also holds a Master's degree from the University of Lagos. He is a member of the African Academy for Open-Source Investigation (AAOSI), the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and other media think tank groups. He previously worked with The Guardian, BusinessDay, and headed the business desk at Ripples Nigeria. Email:

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