Experts want stakeholders to support women, orphans
An appeal has been made to stakeholders and government to support non-governmental organisations that champion issues concerning women, orphans, children and other vulnerable people in the society.
The Executive Director, Women on the Watch Network International, (WOW), Vivian Akinyosoye, made the call at the Divine Destiny Orphanage in Lagos.
She explained: “Nobody should discriminate against orphans as a result of gender. They should have equal access to everything.”
She urged private sectors and families to show vulnerable groups love, saying that many vulnerable persons have competencies, creative potential, assets and skills.
Akinyosoye disclosed that the group has a platform designed to unearth their innate potential. She said that the non-governmental organisation targets catering for women, children and the youths, adding, “we also focus on counselling, education, and skill acquisition programme for them regularly to improve the quality of families live.”
Founder, Divine Destiny Orphanage, Mrs. Ebunoluwa Adebomi, sought stakeholders’ support for the payment of bills of orphanage children in hospitals.
She maintained that hospitals do not operate on charity and that bills are paid before treatment. She also urged relevant stakeholders to invest also in scholarships, libraries and books for the orphanages.
Adebomi lauded WOW Foundation for supporting the home with food items.