Mrs. Obiano’s Christmas Gesture To Orphans Boosted By LEWA

By Emeka Ozumba

The efforts of the wife of the governor of Anambra State, Chief (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano, to touch more families and the people in need with love this Christmas has received a boost from the wives of the members of Anambra State House of Assembly who rolled in some gifts to support her during her recent visits to some orphanages and homes in Onitsha and Awka.

The group, operating under the aegis of the Legislative Wives Association (LEWA) supported Mrs. Obiano and CAFE’s Christmas generosity to Missionaries of Charity (Sister of Mother Teresa) Community Children’s Home/Orphanage, Fegge Onitsha and Model Community Children’s Home, Awka.

Gifts items presented to the orphanages included Children clothing, bags of rice, packs of diapers, detergents, soaps, assorted cartons of Indomie, toilet paper, cheese balls, cream crackers and other beverages like capri-sonne, toys and caps.

Presenting the gifts, Chief (Mrs.) Obiano called on the members of the society to come to the care of orphans and the abandoned. “We should not feel ashamed to live with the destitute, the physically challenged and orphans. I encourage parents who can’t handle them to make contact with us and bring them for proper care.”

She recalled her visit to the facility last year in addition to other goodwill visits through the facilities, and further support through the Commissioner for Women Affairs, and extolled the humanitarian commitment and dedication of the managers of the facilities towards the welfare of the children and inmates.

At the Missionaries of Charity (Sister of Mother Teresa) Community Children’s Home, Mrs. Obiano offered to undertake the corrective surgery of one of the children with cleft palate and cleft lip deformity. She also singled out for praise the Director in charge of Child Development, Mrs. Maria Ezeanuna, as well as the management and staff of the Onitsha and Awka Model Community Children’s Home for an improved facility and considerably better hygienic care for the orphans, promising to liaise with the Commissioner for Health to regularly provide the children with medicaments.

Mrs. Obiano also appreciated LEWA’s gesture to the two orphanages in Onitsha and Awka, describing their support and goodwill as inspiring.

Earlier while presenting their gifts in support CAFÉ at the Children’s Homes, the President of LEWA, Hon. Mrs. Sylvia Oseke, said that the gifts were to encourage the humanitarian acts and service of the wife of the governor to the less privileged ones including orphans.

Mrs. Oseke stated that the donations were a way to express gratitude to God for the victories of the husbands of LEWA members and the All Progressives Alliance (APGA) during the last elections.

Receiving the gifts at Onitsha, the Superior in-charge of Onitsha Orphanage, Sister Francis Ann prayed God to protect and guide the governor and his wife spiritually and physically to enable them continue to meet the needs of the less privileged ones. On her part, Mrs. Ezeanuna, thanked the governor’s wife and LEWA for the gesture of love to the children and dedicated the wife of the governor and her husband to God’s protection for what she described as their good work.

Highlight of the visits was the presentation of the gift items and cutting of cakes at the centres as part of activities to celebrate the Christmas event with the orphans.



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