BY OLUWATOYIN ADEGOKE
“When we all lend a helping hand in the community, we improve everyone’s quality of life”, goes a maxim that captures the activities of a group of people, working together to put smiles on the faces of the needy and vulnerable children.
Series of the joint annual visitation by The Prayer Chain Ministry And The Virtuous Girl Child Foundation had held in orphanage homes in Ibadan, Lagos, Ijebus Ode ,among others with the Abeokuta visitation being the 6th edition.
Representatives of the Prayer Chain Ministry Worldwide in conjunction with Virtuous Girl Child Foundation were at some selected orphanage homes to give the children a sense of belonging by impacting on them emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.
They also offered them some materials including food and clothing supplies, educational aid and other items to meet their physical needs.
In a remark at the Yemisi Alogi Orphanage home in Abeokuta, the Convener, Prayer Chain Ministry, Minister Femi Raimi explained that the efforts were aimed at giving assurance to children at the orphanage that the society would not neglect them.
He said that the essence of the visit was in fulfilling the mandate of the Prayer Chain Ministry Worldwide as a platform to offer Prayers and share the love of Christ to the less privileged, particularly, orphanage homes.
“Helping the orphanage and the orphans will also reflect positively on you as the the helper, it will improve your self esteem and open your mind to other areas service and help you to become better citizen while also boosting your own sense of belonging” Raimi said.
Also, the Founder, Virtuous Girl Child, Mrs Funmilayo Komolafe urged Corporate bodies and individuals to extend the required love, care and support to the less privileged in the society and empower them to maximize their potential.
According to Mrs Komolafe, “it is important that people should leave the comforts of their environment and reach out, they must spread love to others, especially people that do not have the means to cater for themselves.”
The founder of Virtuous Girl Child Foundation, who said the outfit was founded in 2015 expressed her commitment to the goal of attending to the wellbeing of teenage girls.
Responding, the Care Giver at the Yemisi Alogi Orphanage home, Mrs Bukola Abi expressed appreciation to the donors for the gesture, promising that more efforts would be made to impact positively on the children through the judicious use of the items.