A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), under the umbrella of Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE), has donated relief materials to children living with , orphans and widows in the state to alleviate their suffering.
Mr Everistus Aneke, the Team Leader of WEWE, an organisation that empowers widows, orphans and vulnerable children, on Thursday made the presentation of food items to the vulnerable children in Port Harcourt.
Some of the items donated were bags of rice, groundnut oil, cartons of biscuits, packs of bottle soft drinks, action meal for immune boaster, among others.
According to him, 18 different families drawn from 17 local government areas of the state recieved palliatives.
Aneke said that the distribution of the food items was part of the organisation’s commitment to assist the orphans, the vulnerable children and widows in the state.
He said that the organisation caters for the wellbeing of over 80,000 orphans including women and children living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in the state.
“We have other areas of focus on ensuring that identified persons living with adhere consistently to taking their medications through house to house check on them.
“We also support the business of these identified persons.
” It’s very key to us as organisation to see that these persons are doing well in their business to enable them see through their daily needs,” Aneke said.
Furthermore, we support some of them that have lost hope of living by offsetting their hospital bills and also return the children back to school, especially the adolescent girls who were out of school.
Mr Mene Ollage, the Desk Officer Opharns and Vulnerable Children (VOC), Ministry of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation in the state, expressed delight over the donation of the food items by WEWE to the children.
According to Ollage, the items will support the feeding of the children, especially those that were malnourished.
Mrs Obilor Emilia, the Director, Programmes Coordination, Rivers State Agency for the Control of AIDS (RIVSACA), noted that the donation of the palliatives was timely, especially this era of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Edited By: Angela Okisor/Felix Ajide (NAN)