Little Saints Orphanage urges support for vulnerable children
*Celebrates 25th anniversary on June 4
Ahead of Children’s Day on May 27 and as part of activities to mark its 25th anniversary on June 4, the Little Saints Orphanage has called for more support for vulnerable children.
Founder of the orphanage, Rev Dele George, in a statement, urged all friends and donors to visit the orphanage located in Warri, Ibadan, Itele, Ogudu, Akowonjo and Abule-Egba on the June 4 to celebrate with the children.
She said the orphanage, which was founded on June 4, 1994, was the first non-governmental indigenous orphanage approved by the Lagos state government in Nigeria.
George said: “The orphanage has in the past 25 years rehabilitated, reformed and re- integrated children who have had to overcome their traumatic experiences such as abandonment, rejection, abuse and even modern day slavery.
“Being the first private orphanage to be registered by the Lagos State Government in 1994, Little Saints Orphanage has blazed the trail of institutional care of vulnerable children. With an outstanding network of support, excellent facilities, a dynamic team of social workers and caregivers, the orphanage has raised hundreds of children who have been able to overcome their negative childhood experiences and blossomed into young adults ready to make their mark in the world.
“Little Saints Orphanage can also boast of having the highest number of children to be adopted by any orphanage. The orphanage works in collaboration with the ministry of Youth and Social Development in Lagos State, and the ministry of Women Affairs in other states of operations on issues of adoption, care and protection.”
She said the orphanage has received numerous awards for their demonstration of excellence in charity and child welfare.
The orphanage currently operates in four states of the country and is a member of the Association of orphanages and Homes operators in Nigeria (ASOHON).
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