From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A group, the Caleb Foundation yesterday visited orphanage homes in Kaduna for the annual World Children’s Day.
The Foundation visited the Canadian-Nigerian Orphanage Foundation and City Ministries of ECWA,Gidan Bege orphanage homes at Goni-Gora ,Kaduna ,Northwest ,Nigeria and donated food items to the orphans.
Handing over the items founder of the Foundation ,Mr Caleb Danladi Bako said he decided to join the orphans this year to celebrate with the children to show concern and encourage the less privileged in the society .
According to him , the Foundation is focusing on orphans during this period because of the need to also show them love as well promote child education.
“ We need to raise awareness on importance of school and support the less privileged to go to school. We believe if the educational foundation is solid ,the child will be solid .
“ We will continue to support the young ones to achieve their dreams and encourage them by providing the necessary financial support to make them self reliance.” Danladi Bako said .
He however , urged the management of the orphanage homes in Nigeria to include career development programmes in their activities.
“I will want to recommend a career day for orphans such as seminars ,workshops and counselling programmes . I believe strongly that such events will develope their interests in different fields ,which will lead to developing their skills towards self reliance .”
Meanwhile, he drew the attention of orphanage homes to the issues of child abuse,child molestation ,child labour and bullying ,which are detrimental to the psychological development of a child ;
“We are working on a campaign and advocacy programme on the issues of child abuse, molestation and labour,” he said.
In their separate response , the management of the two orphanage homes commended Caleb Foundation for identifying and celebrating with them during this year’s world Children’s Day