… As Muse urges Nigerians to always remember the mentally and physically challenged!***
The Women in Maritime (WIMA), Nigeria chapter on Wednesday (December 11, 2019), donated smiles, foodstuffs, toiletries, beds and clothes to ‘challenged’ children of the ”Heart of Gold Children’s Hospice”, offering unique hope that maketh not ashamed, in glorious preparations for the Yuletide.
The hardworking and absolutely caring group of women also donated the sum of N105,000 in the course of their visit to “Number 75, Alhaji Masha Road, Surulere, Lagos.
Heart of Gold Children Hospice is a home for palliative and respite for abandoned children with mental and physical disability like Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Hydrocephalus, Microephalus and Dyslexia.
The Hearts of Gold Children Hospice was established by Mrs. Laja Adedoyin on October 2, 2003 after a 25-year sojourn in the United Kingdom where she worked and operated facilities that took care of people with various types of disabilities.
A staff, who wants to be anonymous said “all our children here were all abandoned children and they all got here between the ages of 0-4 years”.
According to him: “90 percent of the children here are down with cerebral palsy, though some are very mild. While few have down syndrome which cannot be corrected.
“Some of them have more than one condition. Some cannot see, some cannot walk, and some cannot do the two”.
The president of WIMA Nigeria chapter, who is also the CEO of Bomarah Group of Company, Hajia Bala Muse said they were there to thank the staff for their selflessness to the society, as well as celebrate the physically and mentally challenged children.
“We believe that we should give out because it is part of our Coperate Social Responsibility programme which is what WIMA stands for. We are out to give to the needy.
“I want everybody to come and support this home because it is not Government owned. It is private owned that needs help, and I want people out there to come and support like WIMA has done”.
The Founder, Heart of Gold Children’s Hospice, Mrs.Laja, said “we don’t just provide hospice and palliative care here. We always go the extra miles while providing it for them.
“I want to appreciate WIMA President for being a solid rock, and also to their members because without helpers, we can’t do anything”, she added.