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Foundation feeds over 800 children in Ajegunle


A charity organization and initiative of Otres Restaurant, Heart2feed, recently put smiles on the faces of more than 800 children of Ajegunle community by feeding them in the spirit of love and season of sharing.

Currently in its third year, Heart2Feed before crossing over into the new year visited the slum community to feed the less privileged.

At this year’s edition tagged: Ajegunle Charity Food Drive, there were also free eye tests and free glasses to about 200 children, notwithstanding the bleak economic situation that occured in the country in 2017.

According to the media manager of Otres Restaurant, Rex Ofeogbu, the initiative was borne out of the firm’s love for children, particularly in the community where hunger and poverty is rife in many households.

“Love for children has always been the motivation for what we do. This is our own little way of giving back to the society and joining the fight against hunger, which is one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. It was such a pleasure putting a smile on so many little faces at Yuletide,” he said.

The event, which took place in the heart of Ajegunle, had the little children and their friends’ troop in with joy to share in the goodness. It was all shades of fun for them as their peers with energetic cultural dance steps entertained them.

The children were filled with appreciation as they thronged round the organizers taking pictures and striking different poses. It goes without saying that Heart2Feed made their day.

“When we did the outreach at Upper Sokponba, we discovered that many of these women were hypertensive and some of them were diabetic that is why there were frequent stories of ‘she wasn’t sick but she just died’ whereas they are just a walking corpse.

“I call on other NGOs to partner with different communities and provide health services. The government cannot do it all alone but we can do it together and reach out. We tasked ourselves and we got support from other individuals. We hope to get sponsorship from pharmaceutical companies later in the year to enable us come back here and to other communities.”

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