The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Mowe & District Society, brought smiles and rekindled hope in members of two orphanages in Ogun State when they visited the less privileged in those facilities, offering them sundry food items, toiletries and cash.
The 5th Chairman of the District, Mr Omoniyi Osunsanya FCA, led his Executive Committee and other members to express love and warmth to members of the El-Olam Special Homes & Rehabilitation Centre and Pillar of Life Christian Charity in Mowe Ofada.
This philanthropy is in line with the current district Chairman’s passion to give back to society and drive the execution of Mowe and District Society’s corporate social responsibility.
The Chairman appreciated the contributions of these homes and centres to society and encouraged the caregivers not to give up despite the daunting challenges they face.
He lauded the Chairman of the Publicity Committee, Alhaji Taofeek Pennu FCA, for the dispassionate manner beneficiaries of the district’s donations were chosen and thanked members for showing concern towards the wellbeing of less privileged members of their environment.
The Chairman and his team were received at El-Olam Special Homes & Rehabilitation Centre by the visioner, Mrs Grace Edward, who said they provide those in their care with special education, therapeutic and related services.
She maintained that children with disabilities have the capacity for growth and development if provided with the right care that can help them overcome the challenges they have with writing, delay in eating, toileting and other social and practical skills.
At the Pillar of Life Christian/Charity, the ICAN Mowe & District Society team was received by its President, Pastor (Mrs) Bolanle Oduola Oke, who expressed gratitude for the large-heartedness and thoughtfulness of the donors.
While El-Olam caters for special-needs children with cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder, Pillar of Life provides shelter and care for widows, orphans, the motherless, the aged and the less privileged.
In each of the locations visited, prayers were offered for beneficiaries of the donations and sponsors of the visits.
Mr. Osunsanya went on to call on all well-meaning Nigerians, corporate organisations and governments at different levels to support these homes by providing them with the basic needs, as well as assist in the education of children in these homes.
The District visits to these homes of the less-privileged underscores the need for organisations to be alive to their corporate social responsibility to the needy within where they operate.