Bobnel Child Support Foundation, (BCSF), has appealed to our society, Federal and state government, corporate bodies etc, to support the foundation in its drive to alleviate the pains among the less privileged, physically challenged and vulnerable children in the country.
The founder/Executive Director, Mrs. Cornelia Udoenoh, who made the appeal during its 20th anniversary/fundraiser to launch an orphanage Bobnel world-class Centre, said one of the major challenges faced by special and less-privilege children in our society is the inability to access basic shelter and care. “Today’s launching is an occasion for great joy. We want to take off the streets and provide a proper home for the physically challenged and less privileged Children in our society.
Mrs. Udoenoh states that “Hence our aim of completing the Bobnel World-class Centre that will alleviate and bring about and all-round change in their lives”. “We have touched the lives of many children; it is our wish to cover all the states of Nigeria.”
She explained that the foundation which birthed on November 16, 1999 through divine revelation and her daughter’s insistence to celebrate her birthday with less privileged at Modupe Memorial Homes, Yaba, has since impacted many lives in society far exceeding the management’s expectations.
In her remark, Mrs. Oduenyi Okonkwo, chairperson of the event as well as one of Bobnel Trustees, represented by Mrs. Iweze Oluvbo Adenike expressed how she has helped in lifting Children of the down trodden over the years.
“We will continue to show my moral and financial support to the project. To the end, she commended the Bobnel Team and supporters” she said.
Mrs. Okonkwo said, “giving hope for a better tomorrow” by their commitment over the years and urged everyone to key into the project by donating most generously to actualize it soonest. She used “Proverbs 19:17 to remind the invites that when you give to the poor it is like lending to the Lord and the Lord will pay you back.”
Guest speaker, Mr. Ogie Eboigbe, whose topic was on, ‘Charity as a way of life and living,’ defined it as generosity or giving help to the poor, sick or helpless persons, a duty and mandatory command of God to man.
While vouch saving the integrity of the project, he said one could be charitable in various ways such as “donating our time, giving to the needy, visiting the sick, listening to the depressed and those hurting.”
The high point of the event was the presentation of a recognition award to the Co- founder Sir Robert Alfred Udoenoh for his great support.
Other Awardees includes, the amiable award to Rev. Fr. Dr. Basil Eket, in application for his support to the less privilege in our society, Ms. Jade Durotoye, for her support and commitment, and an excellence award to Mr. Ignesus Adegunle although was conspicuously absent.
Dignitaries and many children from Heritage Orphanage home, witnessed the presentation of Awards and cutting of the anniversary cake
Bobnel is a humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisation, its main aim is to help lives of less privileged Children in our society. Bobnel among other things provide education and vocational training for our challenged and less privileged Children.
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