The Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association, DEPOWA, has donated foodstuff and relief materials to Divine Hope Orphanage and Less Privileged Home in Kagini, Kubwa District of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the DEPOWA‘s COVID-19 palliative, which was the third in its series, was aimed at cushioning the economic hardship of vulnerable groups and persons, particularly, widows, orphans and the physically challenged.
The items donated included mattresses, pillowcases, bed-sheets, bags of rice, beans, maize, noodles, vegetable oil, beverages, and sanitary packs, among others.
Speaking at the event, the DEPOWA President, Dr Omobolanle Olonisakin, said the humanitarian gesture to the orphanage home would address the essential and immediate needs of the children.
Mrs Olonisakin urged the management of the orphanage to ensure that the items are judiciously utilized for the benefit of the children’s healthy living.
According to the president, who was represented by her Vice, Abies Oghomwen, the COVID-19 Palliative programme will be a sustained gesture throughout the year, just as she expressed the Association’s continuous commitment towards assisting humanity.
Expressing his appreciation, the Proprietor of the Orphanage, Chinedu Chibuzor and his spouse thanked the association, saying that the gesture would further support the orphanage’s effort at grooming the children and catering to their needs.
It would be recalled that over 1300 persons, including families of serving military personnel, widows and orphans of fallen military personnel, as well as physically challenged persons, had benefited from the first and second phase of the DEPOWA COVID-19 palliative programmes in Abuja and its environment.