The Organiser, Orphanage Charity Home, Daniel Afilaka, has decried what he described as the attitude of Nigerians to charity, saying there are a lot of misconception about the act of charity.
Afilaka said this at the maiden edition of fund raising for orphanages in need of help on Sunday in Abuja.
He said that the misconception was based on ignorance about what other represented, adding that in other civilised country the act of charity to orphanage help developed the people for a better society.
According to him, “whatever religion you belong or political affiliation, we need to help orphans to become a better person by building men of character that will fit into the society.
Afilaka said the burden of charity home was how to relief children with no parent by given support, stating that charity could help those disadvantaged children to achieve their God given purpose.
Meanwhile, orphanage charity home has urged orphanages that need help to submit proposal in their areas of needs, while the committee select the one in dire need
The criteria include; the kind of children the orphanage is taking care of, infants between 10 day old and three months old or older ones that need more care.
Afilaka however said that Treasure orphanage, Karu, FCT emerged the winner of the maiden edition because according to him, they are doing excellently well and their history and profiles justifies the gesture.
According to Afilaka, now that we have given them the funds, we will go and monitor what they have been doing and how they are implementing it and after one year we will review it.
He said that any orphanage could emerge as winner of the charity home once they met the criteria.
According to him, we will continue to do this specifically for orphanage, this is the future of our country and the least we can do is to stretch out our helping hand to the needy.
Mrs Sarah John, the owner of Treasure Orphanage who emerged the winner of the charity home, commended the organiser, adding that their gesture had brought succour to the orphanage.
John said that the Treasure orphanage had been in a rented accommodation for 10 years, adding that the building of the orphanage almost collapsed until the intervention.
She said that the orphanage housed more than 30 children, stating that going into the orphanage was a passion she developed as a girl child.
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