Distinguished Service Award Goes to Dr. Deinde Shoga!

Distinguished Service Award – Thank You Diende!

Our third award is the Distinguished Service Award, which was created to recognize outstanding and consistent support of the work of Alliance for Smiles. It is not given annually but only as a special recognition. This year it is our honor to recognize Dr. Deinde Shoga as the recipient of this award.

We first met Deinde at he Rotary International convention in 2008. Since then, things have changed tremendously for both him and for the organization.

As an international partner and volunteer, Dr. Shoga has led the efforts of Alliance for Smiles in Nigeria and participated in all three missions there. He has been a member of Rotary Club of Gbagada, Lagos since 1994, and has served as Rotary District Governor and Regional trainer. He is a recognized supporter of Rotary International and was honored with the Rotary Service Above Self Award in 2017.

He has supported the work of Alliance for Smiles throughout Nigeria and most recently has been involved in establishing our first Treatment Center at Lagos State University teaching hospital where he works and teaches medical students and surgical residents, helping to build future generations of medical professionals in Nigeria.

Alliance for Smiles has been so fortunate to have his support over many years, and it is our honor to give him this prestigious award for service, dedication, and consistently sharing his incredible talents.

Deinde, thank you on behalf of our entire community for your tireless efforts and service to our organization and this cause.

“Ever seen a baby’s first smile? A beauty to behold. Alas some were born without this gift. Don’t despair my friend, you can help. AFS is blessed with skilled professions and volunteers offering surgical missions worldwide restoring smiles. I am proud to be one of them. Your donation keeps funding these missions. Give today to help restore smiles. One child at a time.” – Diende Shoga 

Check out Diende’s wonderful acceptance video here!