For some time, Saturday, April 7, will remain green in the memories of children and caregivers of Jimeta Children’s Home.
That was when members of AUN Non-Denominational Christian Fellowship (NDCF) reached out to them with clothing, toiletries, and food items such as rice, noodles, spaghetti, seasonings, and package drinks.
Receiving the gifts, Matron Rabi Ibrahim-Haliru of the orphanage praised the thoughtfulness of NDCF. “Though the government has been very supportive of the Home since it was established in 1991, these items are a welcome complement”. She added that AUN has always identified with them and called on other public-spirited people and organizations to emulate those at AUN.
NDCF President and CMD major, Ms. Chinenye Jewe, said her Fellowship was inspired by love for and the need to give back to the host community.
“AUN taught us how to give back, not just to receive. The fact that we are privileged does not mean we should not think of the underprivileged.”
She was so overwhelmed by how NDCF members joyfully pooled resources together for the gifts.
Her colleagues also shared their thoughts:
Naomi Somiari (Law major): I am so happy reaching out to humanity.
Destiny Enabulele (Business Administration major): It is awesome lifting others and giving back to community.
Laju Okorodudu (Petroleum Chemistry major): We are here to show love and care.
Carey Ifode (Computer Science major): Though it is exciting visiting the orphanage, it is sad that some people out there don’t really have what we have.”
Civirnen Jonto (Petroleum Chemistry): I am happy because the children are very excited seeing us.
Reported by Noel Sashi