As part of efforts to support the less privileged of the society and make them happy in the festive period, the Distinguished Ladies Initiative, a non – governmental and not for profit making organisation has visited Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home School in Akoka, Lagos with foods, clothes and many goodies to celebrate with them

Speaking at the ceremony, the president of the noble and prestigious association , Mrs Paris Olachi Sanusi, a top celebrity business woman and CEO of Olalee business empire who was accompanied with Obukome ibru, Dr. Yinka Olajide, Nwogwonuwe Chidinma, Dorcas Onamuli and yeye Ronke Oshuntokun said the visitation was aimed at celebrating Christmas, empowering and motivating the less privileged, especially children living with disabilities, which she noted is one of the association’s drives to affect the lives of these persons in the orphanage.

She explained that the association which comprises of likemind career women from diverse field of life that frequently look into direction of the less privileged and vulnerable in the society and who also has a strong passion for empowering and motivating the less privileged or children living with disabilities by supporting them in the realisation of their dreams and life ambition.

Paris said, “We give a spark of hope to the children through advocacy for better life for the less privileged in the society and skill acquisition programs to enhance the potential in them. We do not believe that disability is inability, hence, do not expect any child living with any form of disability or less privileged children need to end up on the streets begging for alms.”

“The DLI believes that every child has a potential and it just needs to be discovered. So, basically we are here to celebrate Christmas with them and help the children in the home discover their hidden talents to help them grow into independent and self-sufficient adults,” she added.

According to Yeye Ronke Oshuntokun
“We believe in you and now want you to believe even more in yourselves. We hope to visit you regularly to monitor your progress and continue to provide support till you attain a level were you are able to decide what career you want to pursue, skill or trade you wish to learn,”

Also speaking at the event, a key member of the organisation, Dr. Yinka Olajide, a trained medical doctor, commended the Modupe Cole Memorial Home for care given to children, saying there is need to cater for children with special needs.

She called on government to create enabling environment targeted at addressing specific and individual needs of children with such need.

Thanking DLI on behalf of the school management, the Vice Principal, Mr Ajani said that the school is Dedicated to the care of people with special needs, we provide the environment of a regular school for them while taking care of them (not making them feel different)

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