By Lucky Isibor,
A United States of America based Non Governmental Organisation NGO, Nigerian International Humanitarian Foundation of New England (NIHFNE) on Wednesday, 1st January donated provisions, toiletries, foods, drinks to orphans at Uyiosa Orphanage Homes, Benin City in the spirit of the Yuletide/ New year celebrations.
The Foundation visited the two branches of Uyiosa Orphanage homes located at Airport Road in Oredo Council Area and Upper Sakponba in Ikpoba-Okha Council Area of Edo State.
The presence of the NGO at the homes changed the mood of the orphans as they were seen smiling and exchanging banters during the visit.
Speaking in an interview with news men on the sideline of the celebration, Mr Paul Isere, one of the NGO representatives, said the visit was to give the orphans a sense of belonging.
According to him, “This is a normal routine exercise of the NGO, in every festive period such as Easter and Christmas/ New year.
“The NGO representatives are here today to show the orphans a sense of belonging, the foundation want them to feel they are not neglected.”
Another representative, Mrs Esohe Ehigiator noted that the non-profit charitable organization is dedicated to meet the basic humanitarian needs of children and orphans of all ethnicity, race, religion and gender throughout the United States and other countries.
She pointed out that the goals of establishing the foundation is putting a smile on the faces of children of this world.
She said the NGO which is located in Lynn Massachusetts (USA) was formed by 10 good friends from different spheres of influence.
According to her, the orphanage visit is done twice a year.
The Nannies of Uyiosa Orphanage homes in the two different locations in Benin, Mrs Rosemary Enolagbon and Mrs Roda Igwe who spoke on behalf of the children, thanked and prayed for the NGO.