World Humanitarian Day: Orphanage home extolls Julius Berger’s donation of food, cash, other items
To mark this year’s World Humanitarian Day, construction firm, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has visited All Saints Orphanage, Palm Grove Estate, Lagos, where sundry items, including foodstuffs and cash were donated to the management and children of the Home.
World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to recognise humanitarian personnel, caregivers and victims of humanitarian crises.
According to the United Nations, the theme for World Humanitarian Day 2022 is #ItTakesAVillage.
The theme is built upon the metaphor, ‘It takes a village to raise a child”, which contributes greatly to socio-economic progress.
In her remarks, Founder of the Orphanage, Rev (Mrs.) Dele George, expressed excitement at the donations by Julius Berger Nigeria, saying that it represents the best the Orphanage has received in recent times.
“This is one of the best donations we have received. Everybody knows how food has become very expensive, but God has been faithful using people and organisations like Julius Berger to bless us.
“ We are happy that on this day of World charity we are receiving these generous and reassuring donations from Julius Berger.”
She assured Julius Berger that the donations would be used for the welfare of the children of the Home, adding, “we recognise and commend Julius Berger for all the good works they do. We are happy today that we have also become one of the recipients of Julius Berger’s compassionate corporate social responsibility initiatives.”
The founder said the home founded in 1994, currently has 150 children in four Homes across Lagos and three other locations in Warri, Itele and Agbara.
She stressed that the home is a Christian community organisation and the first private orphanage to be registered in Lagos State.
She added that over 1000 abandoned children and 350 adopted children (Nigeria and from abroad) have passed through the Orphanage.
She also revealed that from the Orphanage over 100 have successfully become university graduates, who are doing well out there in the society .
Earlier, the head of Corporate Communications of Julius Berger Plc, James Agama, said showing care and being humanitarian to people, communities and organisations such as Little Saints Orphanage is part of the corporate culture of the engineering construction company.
He admonished the founder and management of the Orphanage to continue to take good care of the children because as caregivers, God will always have a way to reward them richly.
Julius Berger’s Team lead, Engr. (Mrs) Rasheedat Anifowoshe, later presented a cheque donation of N500,000 to the Founder of the Home for the Orphanage.