A property and interior development firm based in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has fete over 1, 000 orphans and widows, in Bwari Area Council of the Territory, as part of its social cooperate responsibility to their host community.
The event which took place last Saturday, in Bwari witnessed a large turnout of widows and orphans drawn from various villages within the Council.
Speaking shortly after the event, the Executive Director of OD Interior/DO Properties, Ovie Jessy Odafe, stressed the need for companies operating in the nation’s capital to always put smiles on the faces of the less privileged in their host communities, stressing that there are a lot of the less privileged who desire to change the society if given the opportunity.
“As a matter of fact, there are a lot people out there who have no school fees, those who are desirous of learning a trade such as tailoring, hair dressing and other vocational skills.
“We are here to impact positively on their lives and show them that somebody cares and share their pains; even though, it’s not everybody we can reach out to, but we will continue to do our best as part of social cooperate responsibility,” he said.
He however assured that another reach-out programme for the less privileged will be staged by the firm next month to mark the yuletide season, adding that God remains the pillar and the source of funding the programme.
Odafe also disclosed that the firm has put mechanism in place to monitor the growth of the beneficiaries of the reach-out programme with a view to ensuring that the beneficiaries do not waste the opportunity given to them.
One of the beneficiaries, a 13-year old orphan, Emmanuel James, who expressed his gratitude to the firm for the gesture, however tasked other firms to emulate their steps.
Peoples Daily reports that the highpoint of the event was the distribution of food items and educational materials to all the widows and orphans that graced the occasion.