TCF impacts on lives, honours members
THE Yuletide is a season for showing love to one another, especially to the less privileged, who cannot provide for themselves and those around them.
Recognising this, members of the foundation after their end-of-the-year bash held at Cynergy Hotels and Suites in Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos moved en-masse to visit two less privileged home —- the So-Said Charity and Life Changers Orphanage Homes, both at Amuwo-odofin local government development area.
The group visited these homes with different bags and cartons of food items, toiletries, stationery and cash to alleviate the plight of the inhabitants and also to enable the caregivers have a swell celebration.
Receiving the members, the Chief Executive Officer of So-Said, Mrs. Concern Felicia Martins noted that some of the rehabilitated people were picked on the streets and brought to the home. According to her, I4 of them, who were fully restored, last year, rejoined their families, while others are waiting to be picked by their loved ones.
On how the home is equipping those rehabilitated to rejoin their families, she said, “within the time we keep them, we teach them how to make hats, beads, bake bread, biscuits, nylons for small packaging and others. This is to enable them fend for themselves and their families outside the home. We need fund to enable us do more.”
Speaking for Life Changers Orphanage, Festac, Ms. Ifeoma Okorie, representing the founder, said: “There is no better time to visit the home than now that all children are looking forward to having a happy celebration in their homes.”
Highlights of the end-the-year activities, was the honouring of members who have attained great heights in their careers and have contributed immensely to the foundation. The honorees are Mr. Austin Njoku (NIESV), Mr. Godwin Akije (VP), Elder Famous Enearu JP (patron), High Chief Lawrence Onumajuru (patron), High Chief Tony Izuagbe (patron), Hon. (Barr.) Joe Oshie Abang (patron), Hon. Patrick Aguinede (patron) and Elder Philipson Okonobo (Director of Finance).
TCF president, Mr. Austin Njoku, said: “what made the inhabitant of So-Said Home, who were once influential people in the society to be in the home could happen to anybody. So, as part of the foundation’s tradition to touch lives, we have to put smiles on their faces by providing food items and others that would make them enjoy this season of love like any other Nigerian.”
Calling well to do Nigerians to impact on the less privileged, Njoku, said: “God is love, he has given us wealth to positively touch others and make this world a happy place to live.” Stating where he wishes the foundation to be in the nearest future, Njoku disclosed, “I want TCF to be among the top10 humanitarian foundations in Nigeria and across the globe.”
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