John Simon Adakolo, received an award from the Institute of Human Virology in Nigeria (IHVN) for his significant contributions to the Study of Mental Health (Depression, Alcohol Use and Suicidality) among HIV Positive Patients in Nigeria in 2015.
John Jr, as he is called by fellow colleagues at Gede is an energetic and inquisitive young man who is always eager to learn new things. It is his enthusiasm that has seen him through his journey in Gede Foundation where he started as a cleaner in February 2003 to a Programme Officer in 2014.
The Foundation, through this blog would like to recognise and applaud John Jr on this achievement - which is just one of several awards and certificates that he has been given due to his hard work and dedication.
In his own words, “I am one of the happiest people right now. I was not expecting such an award from such a reputable organisation like IHVN. It is not only a dream come true but also a reminder that hard work pays.”