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Festivities: NGO donates food items to orphanage in Gombe state


A Non-Governmental Organisation- Needy’s Helping Hand and Support Initiative (NHHSI) has donated food item to the Christian Orphanage home in Tumfre community.

Mrs Elizabeth Bolanle Adejumo, the Programme Officer on Research, NHHSI made the donation at the orphanage home in Tumfre, Akko Local Government Area of the state.

Adejumo stated that the gesture was to show love and give a sense of belonging to the children as the season presented such platform for the show of love.

She said it was the responsibility of the society to care for orphans as not doing that could pose security threats to the society in the future, adding “ our mission is to give sustainable live to the needy.”

The Programme Officer appealed to Nigerians and other NGOs to always make it a routine to donate food items to orphans and widows and give them the opportunity to get “ better” life.

Mr Polycarp Degri, the Executive Director of the orphanage appreciated NHHSI for the donation while praying God to preserve members of the NGO.

Degri said visiting and donating food items to orphans and less privileged was a godly initiative that everyone must practice for the good of the society.

According to him, charity has no religion, hence orphans should be supported without being discriminated as some persons or organizations do because of religion.

“ If a Christian refuse to care for Muslim children, they will grow up to become threats to your children and if a Muslim don’t care for Christian children they will become threats to their children.”

Degri appealed to the state government to support his orphanage home home with accommodation so as to welcome more children being displaced from others states.

He added that “ Gombe state is a refuge and people are coming here to stay because of peace and this is because of the leadership of the state governor and our Emirs and Mais.”

According to him, under his organisation they have over 143 widows being supported, 182 children in their mission centre and 27 orphans in their orphanage home.
He added that over 15 orphans had graduated from their homes and were now in various higher institutions of learning in the different institutions within the state.

Anuwa Saul, a 14-year-old orphan who appreciated NHHSI for donating food item to them, urged children to use 2021 as an opportunity to obey their parents and “ read the bible always while changing bad habits.

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