A call has gone to all and sundry to cultivate the habit of impacting people’s lives especially the less privileged in the society.
The Chief Executive Officer of Omotola Adelakun Foundation, Mrs Omotola Adelakun made the call in an interview with The Hope during the Easter party organised by the foundation for children in the Ondo State Children Home, Akure.
The foundation also donated items such as clothes, provisions, toiletries, foods and other items to the home.
Mrs Adewakun who was represented by the Coordinator of the foundation,Mrs Ewatomilola-Emiola Owoeye affirmed that whoever claimed to be rich and cannot reach out to the needy is not rich.
“If you don’t affect lives positively,you are not actually rich, what is the essence of having money and been selfish about it,if you don’t care about people around you and the needy,you are not building the nation.
“When some people don’t feel loved and isolated, and believe they are useless, they can engage in social vices,at the end of the day,the society will not be comfortable to live in,because some children were left uncared for while growing up.
“When we show love to others,they will know the society is worth living,they will not engage in crime,you don’t need to wait till you have in abundance,the little you give out counts ,government alone cannot do all”‘,She advised.
While saying the primary aim of the foundation is to create a society where hope and joy is not far fetched,she noted that organising the party for the children and the donation is to give them sense of belonging,especially during this festive period of love as demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
She assured that the foundation will not rest on its oars in identifying with the down trodden people as a way of putting smiles on their faces.
Commending the gesture of the organisation,the director of child,Ondo State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development,Mr Niyi Ogunleye, thanked them for the donation and the party organised for the children saying it would go a long way to give them hope and sense of belonging.
Represented by a senior social worker in the ministry, Mrs Eunice Olotu,the director affirmed that with such event, the children will know that they are actually in a society where they are welcomed.
“You can see the children dancing, singing,and eating,they are elated and really have fun especially with the bouncing castle and other things brought to the home to play with”,he stressed.