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True Care Foundation impacts less privileged

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Members of True Care Foundation (TCF) presenting cheque to adminitrator of So-Said Charity Home, Okota, Lagos

While many Nigerians would in this hard times think only of themselves and members of their immediate families, members of the True Care Foundation (TCF), a non-government organisation in Lagos, have moved beyond this, by sharing what they have with the less-privileged in the society.

Members of the organisation recently visited So-Said Charity Home for the mentally retarded and vulnerable people at Ago Palace Way Okota, Lagos, with different food items and money. Aside this, they bought loads of sand and gravel to rehabilitate the home and the only road that leads to the premises, which is always impassible each time it rains.

Expressing gratitude for the gesture, the Chief Executive Officer, So-Said Charity Home, Ms Felicia Martins, said: “The road leading to the premises is very bad and always flooded whenever it rains. TCF intervention is a stopgap for more Nigerians to join hands to make life more meaningful for the handicapped at the home. This the first time the foundation is sand filling our premises and repairing our road to check erosion. It will require a lot of trips of sand to make be road passable,” she said.

Martins disclosed that the home aims at rescuing, reforming, rehabilitating and reconciling inmates with their family.

On the reason for choosing the home out of the many across the state, TCF president, Rotarian Austin Njoku, disclosed that the foundation has looked at other homes and discovered that So-Said needs more help. He added that over the years, the foundation has been consistent with its mission of helping the less privileged, despite the economic downturn.

“We have intervened in diverse ways by providing different materials such as food items, cloths to educational materials that would assist the physically and mentally challenged lead a normal life.



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