By Remi Johnson
In the spirit of Christmas, 350 Widows, Persons with Disabilities and other Vulnerable people have received food stuff, clothes and other items.
The President, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu while distributing the gifts to beneficiaries, said the programme was in collaboration with Mrs.Chinasa Ohaa, the President of Right Care Foundation and Mrs. Mariam Haruna, of the Ladies of Grace.
Ahmadu explained that the beneficiaries were carefully selected from over 50 clusters of women groups, across the FCT, Nasarawa and Niger states.
She also noted that her group has evolved strategies to make the yearly celebration of the less privileged, more impactful, by teaching them how to fish by themselves, than just giving them fish to eat.
According to Dr Jumai, the special end of the year party, also provided opportunity for clusters of women groups that were empowered by the NGO with skills acquisition, to showcase their products.
“We decided this year to make a progress report, and see if the efforts we have put in place are yielding results, we are very happy with what we saw this morning.
“So this development is what will encourage them…they are widows and have lived above their situations.This would enable them to earn money and to see their children through school, and also support other vulnerable widows in their midst, they have made that commitment and by this time next year we hope to see them inviting us for various launch of their products”.
Also speaking, the President of Right Care Foundation, Mrs. Chinasa Ohaa, who was represented at the event by Richards Omotayo, said helping to ameliorate the conditions of the less privileged people, was a patriotic national service.
In her goodwill message, Mrs. Mariam Haruna, of the Ladies of Grace, called on all stakeholders to join hands in empowering the downtrodden to make the society better.
The beneficiaries comprising Widows and Persons Living With Disabilities who prayed for increase and divine protection for the Organizers, thanked them for putting smiles on their faces.
Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Kevin Nwabueze
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