Worship for change provides support for Lagos-based charity
In furtherance of its social responsibility and entrepreneurship drive for humanity, a faith oriented organisation, Worship for Change has raised over N3million worth of support for 43 children with special needs at the Lady Atinuke Memorial Home in Badagry, Lagos State.
The convener, Pastor Wale Adenuga, in a statement said, the foundation bought into the vision and mission of the memorial home, adding that his attention was drawn to the work being done by the home in Badagry.
He said, “We buy into the vision and mission of The Lady Atinuke Memorial Home. My attention was drawn to the work being done at the Memorial Home, and when I heard of how sometimes they would go sell the food they had in the market in order to buy day’s supply of diapers for these children with special needs; I really have not recovered from that discovery.”
“While meeting with the management doing extremely impactful and important work in the support and care of special-needs children, it became more apparent for us to support this charity,” he added.
Speaking further on the foundation support of the home, Adenuga, who is the Pastor in-charge of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Jubilee Christian Centre Parish in Lagos, said: “We are certain that these donated items will help in their vision of creating a community where respect for and promotion of human dignity of challenged children are held sacred.”
He noted that since 2006, the yearly concerts led by him has helped to raise tremendous awareness and over N37 million to provide support for thousands of children cared for by 21 different charities all over Nigeria. He stated that Worship for Change is a registered not-for-profit organisation, with a Board of Advisors, all of whom are persons of good standing in the society.
Adenuga disclosed that part of the proceeds donated to the home included mattresses, bags of rice, 32-inch televisions, customised chairs for children with cerebral palsy, stationery, toiletries, electronics and other items valued at N3.2million.
He further explained the Worship for Change benefit concert, which was held at the Shell Hall of the Muson Centre on October 30, 2016, had Lenny Leblanc, Glowreeyah Braimah, Wale Adenuga, Okiki Jesu, PITA and Bill Bidiaque, as some of the international and local gospel artistes, who performed at the event, adding that Lady Atinuke Memorial Home in Badagry and Solid Rock Restoration Centre in Ile-Ife, Osun State, were selected as beneficiaries for proceeds generated from the concert.
Adenuga also stated that Worship for Change, organises benefit concerts to raise awareness and support for charities catering for orphans and children with special needs, adding that specific details of impact with respect to these charities can be found enumerated on the Worship 4 Change website: www.worship4change.org