COWA, Eastern Marine Command takes humanitarian programme to orphanage homes

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COWA, Eastern Marine Command takes humanitarian programme to orphanage homes

Gives food items to less privileged, physically challenged children

Photographs taken during the visit

The Customs Officers Wives Association (COWA), Eastern Marine Command, has taken humanitarian programme to orphanage homes, in line with the vision of its national President, Mrs Kikelomo Adeniyi, to give a helping hand to indigent ones in the county.

Mrs. Gloria Ugbagu, Wife of the Customs Area Controller, CAC, Eastern Marine Command, led her team on a courtesy visit to Compassionate Centre and Handmaid Orphanages, where they distributed food items to the children.

Speaking during the visit, Mrs Ugbagu pointed out; ”It is important to help those in need, especially the less privileged in our society. All fingers are not equal and life is a symbiotic relationship.

“We, at COWA, are committed to complementing the efforts of our hard working and busy husbands, who are all engrossed with national security and revenue generation for government.”

Mrs Ugbagu, who is the COWA’s Chairperson at Eastern Marine Command, extolled the virtues of their national President, Mrs Kikelomo Adeniyi, during the visit, emphasising why she followed the footsteps of Kikelomo Adeniyi, who has been touring different States in the country and helping the less privileged, irrespective of tribe or ethnic group.  She described Mrs Kikelomo Adeniyi as a rare gem and role model.

Speaking further, she stressed the importance of teamwork and unity of purpose among members of COWA at Eastern Marine Command.

She said : “My dear Members of COWA. It is an honour to be here with you all today, working together to make a difference in the lives of the less privileged among us. When we see poverty and hardship that many people face every day, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless. But we know that even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference in someone’s life. That is why we are here today, to help alleviate the hardship, to show love and care, as our National President is doing.

“As we go to the homes to deliver the food items, remember that we are not just giving food, but we are also giving hope. We want to inspire these children and their guardians to keep pushing forward, to never give up on their dreams and to know that they have friends who care and support them”.

Mrs Ugbagu, while at the Orphanage homes, highlighted the challenges mothers face in caring for their families. She admonished them on the importance of maintaining healthy living and balanced diet. She promised that there would be more of such visits to strengthen them.

Her assertions :  “As mothers, we understand the challenges of providing for children who are not our own. That is why we are here today, to share what we have with you and to hopefully provide relief in your day-to-day lives. We brought with us some food items to support you.

“We also brought you love from our National President, Mrs. Kikelomo Adeniyi. We are grateful to be here. We hope that this is just the beginning of a beautiful relationship between our association and your homes”.

It was indeed a joyous occasion, as the children prayed for the Chairperson, her team, the National President, Mrs. Kikelomo Adeniyi, and the Nigeria Customs Service for their kind gesture towards those in need.

The COWA team, Eastern Marine Command, led by Mrs Gloria Ugbagu

In her response, Mrs. Grace Okpara, Director of Handmaid Orphanage Home, showered encomiums on Mrs Ugbagu, her team and Mrs Adeniyi for their love and kindness, in helping the less privileged.

The outing was a huge success.
While at the Compassion Centre for the Physically Handicapped children, Rev. Sister Maureen Anoje, who received the COWA team, expressed gratitude to see Customs Officers Wives coming together to show love to the physically-challengd children. She expressed great appreciation to COWA, on behalf of the management of the Compassionate Centre.

COWA, Eastern Marine Command showing love to the less privileged, physically challenged children

 

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