Eid El-fitr: NGO Donates to orphans and Patients in Zaria
By Ibrahim M. S.
An NGO, Arewa Youth Trust Foundation, on Wednesday donated foods and other basic items to the inmates of Zaria Orphanage Home, Tukur-Tukur.
The Compass Times Media Press (CMTP) reports that the items included foodstuff, clothing materials and snacks.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Alhaji Fahad Ahmed-Chikaji, said the gesture was to give the orphans a sense of belonging, especially during this festive season because orphans deserved special consideration by members of the society.
The Communication officer of the foundation, Ibrahim M. S. Iterated that the purpose of the visit is to put smile on the faces of the orphans and make them have the feeling of belonging that, they also are cared for especially on this festive season of Eid el-fitr.
“We have been doing this visitation on festive periods like Sallah, Christmas and Easter to see whether there are changes and if there are places where we can come in to assist.
The program manager of the foundation said that the sallah period and as an NGO, we want the orphans to be part of this celebration, just like any other child living with his or her parents.
“We want them to feel good, therefore, we have to embrace them, show them love, care and concern to enable them to feel that the society cares for them.
“As people all over the world celebrate Eid el-fitr, children with parents will have new clothes and food among others for the festive period.
“Unfortunately, those in the orphanages may not have similar privilege, hence the need for the society to do something that would gladden their hearts,’’ Ahmed-Chikaji said.
He, therefore, appealed to corporate organisations, NGOs and individuals to come to the aid of the orphans.
Responding, the Overseer of the Orphanage Home, Mallam Bawa Jafaru, expressed appreciation for the gesture, urging the NGO to sustain the tempo and keep the fire burning because such individuals need people with mindset of and ideology of Development like the foundation to make them feel worthy of existence.
While describing the NGO as a platform for the orphans to lean on, Mal. Jafaru encouraged the foundation not to relent in its consistent visitations and donations to the home as well as the hospital visitation they usually do during festive seasons.
Mallam Jafaru assured the foundation that the items would be judiciously used for the good of the children.
CTMP reports that the NGO also visited Muslim Specialist Hospital, Danmagaji as well as St. Lukes Anglican Hospital, Wusasa, where they sympathised with sick persons and presented some gifts to them.