H.E.W.S. (Health, Education, Work & Shelter Foundation) Foundation was established in 2010 by the duo of Remi & Funmi ADESEUN (Chairman and Managing Director of Rodot Nigeria Limited, a company active in the areas of Health, Housing and Human Capital Development). This is in line with their inclination towards contributing to the socio-economic development of Nigeria by improving the quality of life of children, young persons, adults and their families as well as their community and society at large.
In addition, we strive to tap into the innate humanity and tremendous capacity of volunteers who are willing to contribute their T.I.M.E (Time, Ideas, Money & Energy) to help us achieve our goal of building a knowledge-based, community-network of healthy and spirit-filled citizens through our work with sponsors like Sahara Energy Limited and our friends, family and associates, as well as collaboration with Public Health Practitioners, Healthcare Professionals, Housing Experts, Human Resource Executives, Administrators, IT specialists amongst others.
About the Founder
The Founder/President, Mr Remi Adeseun is a seasoned Pharmacist, an accomplished and public-spirited Entrepreneur/Marketer, Leader and Manager with experience in both the public and private sectors of the Nigerian Economy. Mr Adeseun has had vast management experience spanning New Product Development, Product Management, Sales and Marketing management, Team-Building, General Management and Leadership gathered over the course of his 16 years working experience (1989-2005) with leading multinational companies like Sandoz, Novartis and Janssen-Cilag (a Johnson & Johnson company ) etc. Since 2005, he has been successfully running his own Medical Technology and Consulting Company as Chairman, Rodot Nigeria Limited together with his wife Funmi an Architect and Managing Director of Rodot.
He served as pioneer Regional Director West Africa for the world’s largest Cleft Charity-Smile Train (2008-2010), an organization committed to putting smiles on faces of poor people born with Cleft Lip and Palate.
In his words, “working with the Smile Train gave me the opportunity to join the small group of “crazy” people inspired by Margaret Mead who believe they can change the world. This is what motivated me to start my own charity organisation- HEWS FOUNDATION. I hope to be able to help others discover that latent seed in them, to unleash and channel their humanitarian instincts to bring about dramatic, beneficial and enduring changes in the lives of others. Ultimately changing the world of those whose lives they touch”.
“His guiding philosophy is “doing the right thing and doing things right.”
– Remi Adeseun, Founder/President H.E.W.S.