Invitation to Stephens Children International's 12th Aniversary/Prize-Giving Day

Dear friends,

Thank you for constantly standing with our children at Stephens Children Home Abeokuta. It's time again to celebrate our outgoing children of the widows and we are happy to invite you to come join the mothers and all our friends across the nation in this years celebration.

The event would be holding on as follows:

Date: 23rd

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