Calabar – The Nigerian Army Officer Wives Association (NAOWA), Cross River branch, on Friday donated food items and toiletries worth thousands of naira to the Uwanse Orphanage in Calabar, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The items included 20 cartons of indomie noodles, 50 tubers of yam, one 20 litres keg of groundnut oil, one bag of millet, five cartons of tissue papers and soap among other materials.
Presenting the items, Mrs Fatima Mohammed, the Coordinator of the association in the state, said that one of the objectives of the association in providing for the less privileged and needy in the society.
Mohammed, who is also the wife of Brig.-Gen. Sani Mohammed, Commander of 13 Brigade, Calabar, said that the association decided to visit the home to show love and care to the children as Nigeria celebrates the 2016 `Children’s Day’.
According to her, the children in the home need love, care and support from all Nigerians, corporate organisations and government.
“We are donating these items to the children in order to show them love and care.
“This donation is one of our core objectives which is to put smiles and love on the faces of the less privileged children in the society.
“We are very happy to identify with these children today.”
She advised the children to always have a positive outlook towards life, adding that the orphanage was not their permanent home.
Earlier, Mrs Felicia Oti, the Officer in charge of the home, thanked NAOWA for the donation, saying that the association had never failed in rendering humanitarian assistance to the orphanage.
“Most of these children here were dumped in the streets. They were picked up and brought here by good Samaritans.
“We appreciate this kind gesture; I pray the Almighty God to continue to bless and strengthen this association,” she said. (NAN)