Talitha Cumi Orphanage, Federal Housing Authority Nyanya, Abuja, has appealed to well-spirited Nigerians for more support for the less privileged in the society.
Manager of the Orphanage, Pastor Adamson Bolyawa, made the appeal when a group, Praying Women, visited the orphanage on Friday.
He said that one of the greatest challenges confronting the orphanage was the issue of school fees as most of the children were enrolled in schools.
“We call on Nigerians to come to the aid of these children who had either lost a parent or both parents.
“As children, they need the basic necessities of life,” he said.
Bolyawa said that the orphanage was a registered entity but was not a centre for child adoption.
“We don’t do adoption; we see our house as a house of refuge where people are taken off the streets and given better life.
“Some are in the universities and as a Christian home, we inculcate godly virtues in the children,” he said.
On her part, Mother of the Centre, Mrs Keziah Bennett, who expressed gratitude to God and the members for the visit said that the orphanage presently had 41 children within the toddler and teenage age groups.
She noted that the orphanage which started in 2001 had some of the children as graduates from universities across the country.
“All the children in the home are in regular schools and also engaged in skills acquisition.
“We thank God for His faithfulness which has been tremendous through out the years,” she said.
Earlier, while presenting the items ranging from food, clothing and toiletries coordinator of the group, Mrs Bukola Adewumi, said that the visit was part of the group’s mandate in contributing its quota in bringing succour to the less privileged.
While noting that the visit was the seventh edition, Adewumi said that they were at the orphanage to show love to the orphans as part of events heralding Christmas.
“We are here to share with the home out of the abundance God has given us in this season of Christmas.
“We are here to exemplify the teaching of Jesus on love for one another,” she said.
Edited by: Donald Ugwu