FLOGA 2014 REUNION TEES

Our National Reunion planning activities are in top gear. The Planning Committee is pleased to unveil the design for our National Reunion Tees. Yay!!!

 

SAMPLE TEES 2014-2

 The Tees go for 4k (Four Thousand Naira) only.
To make your order please pay into the FLOGA Abuja Account:

Account Name: Fed Langtang Old Girls Association Abuja
Bank: Diamond Bank
Account number: 0021935979

 

Once payment is made, please text the following details to 08033138660
A. Name
B. Year of Graduation
C. T-shirt Size (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)
D. Teller Number
E. Phone Number

Place your order Now!

 

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FLOGA NATIONAL REUNION 2014

 

FLOGA REUNION 2014

FLOGA REUNION 2014

BELOW ARE A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT THE FLOGA NATIONAL REUNION 2014

A. Date – As has been announced already, the date is set for the 18th of October 2014.

B. Venue – The Reunion will hold in Lagos, Nigeria. Exact  venue for the event is yet to be determined.

C. Registration – All old girls are expected to register for the event with the sum ofN20,000.00 only (Twenty Thousand Naira only). This should cover the cost of the event itself and the project to be done for the school. (Details of the project to come soon). Registration will be online on our website – http://www.langtangoldgirls.org

D. Volunteers – You want to volunteer to serve on the planning committee? Great! Give us a call – 08034865490. Or send an email – floganigeria@gmail.com

E. The Event – The planning committee is working out a grand program of events for our reunion. Fresh ideas are welcome! Simply call the number listed above or send us an email.

F. T-Shirts – T-shirts will be on sale shortly for those who are interested. The Tees will be worn during the morning session of the Reunion program (Details of this will come soon)

Please visit this site regularly as there will be regular updates.

We have done it before ladies, we can definitely do it again!

Spread the word!

INTRODUCING….FLOGA NEWS

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We have finally created a page on our website dedicated to NEWS on FLOGA activities all over the nation.

We are particularly excited about this because finally we have a platform on which we can keep everyone abreast of events wherever they may be.

So tell us what’s happening in your city.

Let us know if FLOGA in your city plans to have a meeting or girls from your class simply want to meet for lunch. Did any FLOGA-ite you know have a baby? Or are they getting married?

Tell FLOGA NEWS about it by contacting us on our website here. Or simply send us a mail at floganigeria@gmail.com.

Don’t be left out. Get into the main stream of FLOGA Activities!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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Happy New Year to all FLOGA-ites all around the word!

For most people, the turn of the year is usually a time for ‘New year Resolutions’. Rather than the usual, perhaps it is best to see the New Year as a time for ‘Re-Commitment’ . Let us recommit ourselves to the dreams, activities, and values we deem essential to our well-being and our well-doing.

In 2012, FLOGA’s main goal was to raise funds to support our Kitchen Project. We did our best and in the end, we raised a total of =N=400,000.00 (Four Hundred Thousand Naira Only) which has been presented to the school.

2013 is a special year indeed. Exactly 30years ago, the first set of old girls graduated from FGGC Langtang. There have been 29 other graduations since then. We should therefore strive to make this year count.

I believe that working collaboratively for a common cause or mission is at the heart of any great personal or professional achievement, and certainly it is no different when we contemplate the work we all do in service to to our Alma Mater and FLOGA.

As with every new year, there will be challenges. Yet in all this, let us also remember to view our blessed lives knowing that in adversity is always opportunity; to measure and value our glasses as half full rather than half empty.

Let us pray to  God to strengthen our faith and resolve in meeting these challenges and in leveraging our opportunities.

Truth is, no one person can do it alone. FLOGA is very fortunate to have many passionate and dedicated stakeholders – like you  – you invest their time, talents and resources in the future viability of FLOGA.

By working together, let us be all the more aware that in numbers we share the power to move mountains.We can help support our School, FGGC Langtang to lead future generations through education towards progress in our country and wherever we go.

We can also help FLOGA rise up out of obscurity to take her place in the comity of Alumni Associations in Nigeria and beyond.

Thank you for your commitment, loyalty and love for FGGC Langtang. I wish and your family a blessed and prosperous New Year.

Down Memory Lane…..Funding Our Project.

Langtang Girls, Please take a brief walk with me down memory lane.

In your days in Langtang, do you remember where your dining hall was? For those who dined at the old site, it was at the end of that road, lined with Nim(Dogonyaro) trees leading from the New Site Classroom Area. It was not far from the Principal’s house and the building in front of it was the old Tuck Shop. It was a long hall with rows of tables on both sides and you could stand at one end of the hall and see right down to the other end. We often used this hall for ‘Social Night’ on Saturdays and F.C.S on Sundays. Remember?

For those who dined in the new site (94 set and above), it was just across the road from the classroom area towards the beginning of that same road lined with Nim(Dogonyaro) trees. It was much more modern than the old dining hall with sections and several stores. Adjacent to it was the new Tuck Shop. Behind it towards the Hostel Area was Palace Hostel. Remember?

Now, regardless of which dining hall you are familiar with, can you at all remember the kitchens? Can you remember the cooks, slaving away over huge pots in a smoke filled kitchen with huge tree trunks used as firewood?

The kitchen next to the old dining hall has since been demolished and a makeshift one was built adjacent to the new dining hall. That makeshift kitchen has been all the kitchen there is till date. It is in a totally deplorable condition with the walls crumbling! Our Alma Mater deserves better. Those young girls we left behind deserve better.

Some of us have seen these pictures before. Just in case you haven’t seen them or you would like to see them again, please go here and here. Seeing these pictures should very nearly bring tears to the eyes of everyone who ever passed through that school. And beyond the tears, they should spur you to action. This is the opportunity to do something about it. Now is the time to act!

After the reunion, we agreed at a meeting in Lagos that every Langtang Old Girl should contribute the sum of =N=20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Naira) only towards building a new kitchen for the school at the cost of =N=5.6million.

The time has come for us to start gathering these monies.

We hereby enjoin everyone to help in raising funds for this laudable project. Our target is to raise =N=3million Naira by September 2012.

Please pay your contribution (installment payments are also allowed) in the following accounts:

Account name: FLOGA Lagos 

Bank: Daimond Bank

Account number: 0021362988

Account Name: Fed Langtang Old Girls Association Abuja

Diamond Bank

Account number: 0021935979

FLOGA REUNION 2011 – THE FULL REPORT

A REPORT ON THE MAIDEN EDITION OF FEDERAL LANGTANG OLD GIRLS’ ASSOCIATION (FLOGA) REUNION, 2011

 

After several months of planning and campaigning, the maiden edition of the National Reunion of FGGC Langtang Old Girl’s Association (FLOGA) was held on Saturday, 3rd September 2011 at The Haven, 6A Lasale Street off Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja.

The program was split in two parts – The Breakfast Session and The Fundraising Dinner/Gala Night.

The breakfast session was was held at the Riverplate Park (Durban Community Family Park) along Ahmadu Bello Way, Wuse II, Abuja. The meeting started at about 10am and it mostly involved everyone getting re-acquainted with one another after having not seen one another for several years.

Starting from the earliest graduating set present – 1984, to the latest graduating set present – 2006, each person was expected to address everyone. They were to introduce themselves and share tid bits about their lives in Langtang back then and their lives now. It was interesting and so much fun. There was more than enough laughter and joy to go around. In all, there were 45 girls present for the Breakfast Session which ended around 12noon.

The evening  session kicked off at about 8pm (the commencement of the program was delayed for a few hours as the organizing committee tried to sort out a few issues). The MC for the event – Ladi Gillian Akpa (90) – welcomed everyone and invited Gloria Kachiro (86) to give the opening speech. Umma Suleiman (92) thereafter was invited to say the opening prayers.

In honor of all our dear sisters, former teachers and former principals who have passed on, everyone present stood up for one minute’s silence. Three former Principals have so far passed on – Mrs Rohda Akpa, Mrs F.N Longs and Mrs Rotshak. May their souls rest in peace.

The School’s Anthem was sung, led by miss Vanessa Muda (’03). The Anthem was composed by Mr Kenine in 1994, he was then the Ag Vice Principal Acad.

The Taroh Dance Troupe thrilled the guests to  some energetic dance moves and acrobatic performances, filling the air with sounds of good old Taroh Music.

The Principal of FGGC Langtang, who was kind enough to honour us with her presence at the event, was called upon to to give her speech. Her speech is an attachment to this report. She was positively delighted that such an event should be taking place during her tenure saying that it was indeed an answer to prayer. She expressed hope in FLOGA and prayed that we would grow to become a formidable Alumni to be reckoned with Nationwide.

After the Principal’s speech, a Representative from Unity Schools’ Old Student’s Association (USOSA),  Mr S. I. A Mustafa, the Director for Research and Government Liaison at USOSA, proceeded to address the attendees.

He gave a brief history of how USOSA came to be, sharing some of the Association’s challenges and triumphs. He urged FLOGA to find her place within the USOSA framework in order to function effectively as well as reap the benefits of being active members of USOSA.

The Chapter Presidents of Abuja (Fati Murtala Ibrahim – 91), Jos (Represented by Gwamkat Lar – 2002), Lagos (Represented by Nkiruka Pedro-Iyalla  – 95) and Port Harcourt (Vivian Ozoekwe – 91) were called upon to speak briefly on the activities of their various Chapters – challenges they have faced and their plans for progress. Kaduna Chapter had no representative. It was generally noted that all the existing chapters needed to begin to function properly by first of all holding an election (if none has been held already). The USOSA Constitution which is beeing adapted by Lagos Chapter for the FLOGA National body, is to be sent out to all chapters and everyone is to be bound by the rules and regulations set forth therein. FLOGA is to have National officers to help coordinate her activities on the national level. Modalities for this election were not discussed at the event.

At the end of the speech giving, the Business Meeting kicked off. It was chaired by Opeyemi Abebe – 92 with Nkiruka Pedro-Iyalla – 95 as her assistant.

A PowerPoint presentation showing pictures of the current state of the some of the school’s infrastructure was shown. Of particular interest was the totally dilapidated kitchen building which looked like its already crumbling walls were made of mere clay blocks.

Nkiruka proceeded to explain to everyone that discussions had already taken place earlier in the year and a possible project identified which is, building a new kitchen for the school. Nkechi Kwalmi – 91 who is an architect came up with a design for the new kitchen and the Bill of Materials (BOM) required to construct it bringing the total cost to =N=6.5 Million Naira.

Powerponit presentations of the Architectural Drawings and Model Pictures were also shown.

(These pictures and drawings are attached to this report.)

Since building the kitchen was our idea of helping the school, we wanted to hear from the Principal herself if there was any other more pressing issue that needed attention.

After commending our efforts, the Principal agreed that indeed the kitchen was in very poor state and it was included in her budget proposal for the year. However, only =N=2 Million Naira was provided for the project. In her opinion, that money would only be enough to build the foundation for the new kitchen and nothing else. She intends to make the same request in her budget proposal for next year with the hopes of getting more funds for the project.

The Principal also pointed out that the school did not have a Library. The building which houses what they now call the Library is part of the Admin Block and the structure is so dilapidated that it would be more cost ef fective to tear down the building than to attempt to renovate it. There are barely any books for the students to read in the library and hardly any standard furniture.

The floor was theafter opened for comments and contributions on what needs to be done. At the end of the discussions, it was agreed that we should go ahead with the kitchen project since changing plans at that point would be tantamount to a total rework of plans and designs. We were advised not to be overly ambitious but to take on projects that we can actually deliver on. It was also agreed that the project would be undertaken together as the National body of FLOGA.

Even though modalities for actual fundraising were not discussed during the Business Meeting, it was the general consensus that every old girl should contribute their financial resources towards this noble goal.

The business meeting was concluded and an American Auction was held for a mystery item. Uduak Oludemi – 92 chaired that aspect of the program with Chijindu Onyenkwere – 93 and Susan Kure – 94 assisting her. It was so much fun as everyone bidded competitively in order to ensure that they went home with the mystery item. Susan Kure was the proud winner of the precious mystery item.

In all, a total of =N=318, 500.00 was realised at the auction with =N= 38, 800 realised in cash. Bidders are still remitting the outstanding monies.

The reunion cake (made by Angela Iyere – 91) was cut by the Principal in the company of the school teachers in attendance and one representative each from all the graduating sets present. Everyone broke into song as the DJ played the background music “We are the World” by Micheal Jackson. It was touching indeed. We were re-echoing the ageless words of that song  – “…We are the ones to make a better day , so let’s start giving…”

We were all somehow re-affirming in our hearts the fact that the change must start with each one of us and we must give sacrificially to make that change happen.

After the cutting of the cake, a presentation was made to the Principal on behalf of FLOGA – Clinic supplies worth about =N=100,000.00. The Principal was elated, thanking everyone for their generousity and thoughtfulness. According to her, we were ensuring that she did not go back to the school empty handed.

After the presentation, it was dance, dance, dance! As the DJ thrilled everyone to hits of yesterday and today. It felt like “Saturday Social Night” all over again. It was indeed a time to “Bring back the good old days!”

The blue carpet which should have taken place earlier also took place at the end of the event. There were pictures, interviews and general paparazzi.

Most of the guests started dispersing at about 10.30pm.

It was a successful outing indeed and our profuse thanks go out to everyone who made this possible.

God bless you.


Some existing structures in the school

Architectural Drawings for the Proposed New Kitchen

3D Model Rendering of the Kitchen after completion

Reunion Balance Sheets

FLOGA REUNION 2011- THE PRINCIPAL’S SPEECH

THE HAVEN….”Bringing back the good old days!”

“The invariable mark of a dream is to see it come true.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We grow great by dreams. All big (Wo)men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.”

– Woodrow Wilson

It is really amazing to know that something which only began as a dream in several hearts, is finally coming true.

I am humbled by the passion I have seen, the enthusiasm and the drive you all have shown towards achieving our dream of hosting the very first National Reunion of Federal Langtang Old Girls’ Association.

3rd of September is only a few days away and the excitement is really building….I think I can safely say, I’m not the only one who can’t wait!

Okay, here’s a brief summary of what to expect on that day.

  • Friday, 2nd September 2011 – Arrival of guests from out of town  and for those who have booked, check-in at the ECWA Guest House.
  • Saturday,  3rd September 2011, 8am – We shall be gathering at the River Plate Park, Wuse II for our breakfast session.
  • Saturday,  3rd September 2011, 9am – We shall be conveyed to the zoo where we shall be having a picnic and getting-to-know-you session.
  • For those who have never been to Abuja before, there will be a brief tour of the City before we all disperse to get ready for the dinner.
  • Saturday,  3rd September 2011, 4pm – Commence Registration of guests and handing out of Name Tags.
  • Saturday,  3rd September 2011, 4.30pm – “The Blue Carpet” begins – lights, pictures, interviews and general paparazzi.
  • Saturday,  3rd September 2011, 6pm – Fund Raising Dinner and Gala Night.

It’s going to be packed with so much fun and excitement!

We’re expecting the Present Principal – Mrs Ali to attend the event in the company of three of the longest serving teachers at the school. We have also been in contact with some former teachers as well who shall be gracing our event with their presence.

We shall be unveiling the proposed design for the project we expect to carry out at the school within the next year and also presenting to the principal some clinic supplies.

Most of all, we are going to go back in time to bring back the good old days! It’s going to be fun! fun!! fun!!!.

If you haven’t joined the reunion train yet, you have only about 3days to do so.

Don’t miss out on this Ladies.

PRO UNITATE!!