By Chidimma Ajemba
Abagana (Njikoka LGA), Dec. 26, 2020 (MOI) Some persons living with various forms of disabilities could not hold back tears as Miss Ifechukwu Chinaemelu shared food items, crutches, cane guides and school bags to celebrate Christmas.
The student, a second year student of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam could not hide her feelings as she celebrated Christmas with persons with the disabled at Abagana Njikoka Local Government Area (LGA).]
In a speech, Miss Ifechukwu said that she had been reaching out to the needy through her foundation, `Ifechukwu Foundation’ but that this time she had chosen to celebrate with people Living With Disabilities (PLWD) within her locality at Abagana town.
“I have chosen to celebrate as an adage says, ‘Charity begins at home’.
She emphasised that people should always come to the aid of the needy and vulnerable children, because in the world today, “wealth is not measured by what you have but rather by your donations toward charity’’.
Ifechukwu, however, called on philanthropists to feel free to use her foundation to reach out to the homeless, indigent and the vulnerable girl-child in the society.
Responding, Chairman, Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Anambra State Chapter, Mr Ugochukwu Okeke expressed prayed to God to bless the donor.
According to him, God is using them to give succour to the needy in Anambra.
He urged his members to comply with the COVID-19 safety rules as stipulated by Anambra State Government during this Yuletide season.
One of the beneficiaries, Miss Chikaodili Oguejiofor, a visually impaired lady from Abagana, who received a cane guide applauded the donor, praying to God to continue to bless and preserve her and the foundation.
Another beneficiary, Mr Kenechukwu Agbani, also visually impaired from Abagana, who also received a cane guide, said that Miss Ifechukwu’s gesture ought to be emulated by the public.
“Please never relevant in your kind acts as your rewards shall know no boundaries.’’
Another beneficiary, Mrs Vivian Otiji, a physically disabled woman from Abagana received crutches and a school bag for her child showered encomiums on the benefactor for remembering them. Mr Patrick Chukwumelu, a wheelchair user received a bag of rice and other food items. (MOI)