No fewer than forty Persons Living With Disability in Ibusa town of Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State benefited from the Food Items donated by Gloria Okonkwo Onyekachi Foundation (GOOF) worldwide.
The representative of the Foundation Mary Otoma who was speaking while presenting the food Items, at Isieke-Ibusa on Sunday, said the donation is the first phase of intervention in Ibusa, covering a total of 40 beneficiaries carefully selected. Subsequently, our other interventions will focus on health and education of this foundation to the Ibusa Physically Challenged persons.
She said that it was meant to cushion the hardship been faced by the Persons Living with Disabilities in Ibusa,Mary said: “The Food items are a humanitarian support from Gloria Okonkwo Onyekachi Foundation (GOOF) worldwide.
“A lot of these beneficiaries are victims of polio and they have suffered in life. Let me assure you that Gloria Okonkwo Onyekachi Foundation (GOOF) worldwide will continue to do more by putting smile on the faces of vulnerable members of the society mostly the Persons Living with Disabilities in Ibusa.
“It is important to note that catering for the needs and welfare of the vulnerable is a collective responsibility, as enjoined by both religions. It is therefore, incumbent on all of us to support and take care of the needy in our society.”
“Like Martina Navratilova once said – Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone Therefore, choose not to place “dis” in your ability. Your disability should open your eyes to see your true abilities and potentialities,” she stated.
She expressed gratitude to the President of Gloria Okonkwo Onyekachi Foundation (GOOF) worldwide, Mrs Gloria Okonkwo Onyekachi for her efforts towards providing humanitarian support to her people as well as carrying everyone along including persons living with disability.
She noted with optimism that her NGO,Gloria Okonkwo Onyekachi Foundation (GOOF) worldwide is looking forward to more of such fruitful partnerships in the near future and a way of identifying with the people in their present situation.
Responding, the Ibusa Physically Challenged President,Comrade Victor Dike commended the kind gesture of Gloria Okonkwo Onyekachi Foundation (GOOF) worldwide who has never relented in supporting Ibusa people anytime she was called upon.
He promised that the items would be equitably distributed to the affected persons and advised relevant government agencies and other Ibusa sons and Daughters to always remember the Ibusa Physically Challenged persons.
The items include; Bags of Rice, Cartons of noodles tubers bags of salt.
By: Ike Philip Abiagom