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NGO holds charity walk, funfair for the needy

Five hundred vulnerable widows drawn from Nasarawa and Niger States as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from across 10 groups benefited. The package…

Five hundred vulnerable widows drawn from Nasarawa and Niger States as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from across 10 groups benefited. The package include: rice, tomato, seasoning (magi, salt), oil and a bundle of cloth (wrapper) for them to have a meal and something to wear for the season.
Also, indigent school children in public schools were picked for award of scholarship.
Before the charity funfair, the foundation did a charity road show early in the morning. Orphans and widows who deferred the early morning sleep came out in hundreds and walked through the Festival Road in Garki. The walk was aimed at building confidence in the less privileged of the society.
During the funfair, there was a banquet sale of assorted food to raise money to help the less privileged.
Present at the events were the Secretary, Health and Human Service Secretariat  FCT Administration, Dr. Demola Onakomaiya; the Executive Director, Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS), Hajia Jamila Tangaza, Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Social Development, Mrs Uche Nwanfo and President, Market Women Association, Mrs Felicia Sani.
President of the foundation Mrs Jumai Ahmadu revealed that most of the items were sourced from missionaries and benefactors.
She said with this year’s theme, “Towards a better future for the vulnerable children”, the foundation is poised to empower widows as well as pay school fees for children under the foundation’s scholarship scheme.
This year’s event according to the founder brings a total of 400 children on the sponsorship list of the foundation since 2005.
She called on government and other cooperate bodies to use this season of Christmas to assist the less privileged, noting that such kind gesture will reduce suffering and crime rate in the society.
“In every festive season such as Christmas, Sallah and Widows Day celebration, the foundation makes it a point of duty to put smile on the faces of vulnerable children orphaned by HIV/AIDs.
“This year’s event is the 8th edition of the foundation’s charity work towards the less privileged. We’ll continue to sustain the tempo because charity work brings joy to the heart,” she stressed.

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