Valentine: Cultural enthusiast donates clothing, food items to widows, students


Valentine: Cultural enthusiast donates clothing, food items to widows, students
By Justina Auta
Abuja, Feb. 14, 2019 (NNN) Mrs Chinwe Ezenwa, a cultural enthusiast, on Thursday in Abuja donated food and clothing items to widows, IDPs and students as part of activities to mark this year’s Valentine Day’s celebration.
Ezenwa, who is the proprietor of LeLook House of Bags, Shoes and Household items, said the effort was to support the less privileged in the society in this season of love.
She added that the event also aimed at changing the conception of youths and adults in the society about the way Valentine Day should be celebrated.
“On a special day like valentine, where people misconstrue what Valentine is all about, I decided to make it a cultural event that is why I have children here, the widows, IDPs instead of people misbehaving somewhere, let them come and see the other side of love.’’
She added that her organisation has acquired the services of some Austrians, who will be coming into the country to train widows, unemployed youths and students on various skills.
“We have already contacted and reached an agreement with some Austrians, who are very good with leather works to train them on bags, shoes, household goods like bed covers, throw pillows, chairs, table clothes and table mats.’’
Ezenwa also used the opportunity to showcase locally-made accessories and household items to promote African culture, particularly that of Nigeria within and outside the country.
“We have a project we call Lelook cultural project mainly to try to get people to start appreciating their culture. I am a cultural person and I feel we are losing our moral and cultural values.
“ I am bringing the fact that we need to promote our African heritage, we need to empower people through all these creating of arts and cultural events.
“We need to take our Nigeria culture outside Nigeria, our bags are making waves, because they are ambassadors of Nigeria,’’ he said.
Also, Mrs Bernice Jospeh , CEO of Amazing Grace Widows Foundation, said training for widows and less privileged in the society would equip them with skills, would reduce their dependence on other persons.
One of the recipients of the gesture, Mrs Priscilla Francis, appreciated the efforts of the philanthropist, adding that the items received will aid her family tremendously.
She noted that the training would further empower her with skills to generate income for herself and her family.
Similarly, Master Giftson Sunday, a student of Abuja Children’s School, Karu, commended the efforts, which he said would reduce the burden on his parents. (NNN)
Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola