Charity is important as it allows us to reach out into broader society and help those that are in need of our support.
The International Day of Charity was declared officially by the UN General Assembly in 2012 and is celebrated annually every 5th September.
This day helps to improve and heighten social responsibility amongst us all and to increase the public’s support for charitable causes.
It is a day with an excellent opportunity to commemorate as it helps create awareness and provide the suitable platform for charity events to take place on a global scale.
The Coordinator, UMCN Orphanage, Mile 6 maintained that, as enshrined in the holy books, there is a reward in giving and called on the state government, groups and individuals to always be responsive on assisting the orphans.
He disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent at the UMCN Orphanage in Jalingo at the backdrop of the International day of Charity.
Mr. Simon Benjamin said that the orphanage home had a tight security arrangement through the effort of the state government and maintained that orphans are part of the society hence the need for safeguarding their lives.
He commended various security outfits within Jalingo for protecting the children.
The Coordinator revealed that because of the ability to render help through charity by spirited individuals both within and outside the state, four (4) of the orphans are in the state university, and some are in secondary school about to graduate.
He praised the efforts of individuals for their various assistance in ameliorating the sufferings of the orphans by giving them a new lease of life.
He also ceased the opportunity to commend the various media in the state for the onerous task of publicizing activities of the center and prayed God to reward them.
The Coordinator maintained that the UMCN who are desirous of assisting the orphans would not rest in their oar’s in giving the Orphans the needed support, emphasizing that the convenient learning environment created by teachers of the school has also made parents send their children to the school given the academic excellence that the center has maintained.
On some parents who adopt the orphans, the Coordinator stated that those adopted were always visited by the center to ensure that their foster parents do not maltreat them.
Mr. Simon praised the relationship with the foster parents and urged them to maintain the spirit.
He, however, revealed that all orphans of the center had accurate records and did in agreement with government’s laid down procedures.