BY CECILIA OGEZI
Sunday Fasipe Foundation in collaboration with Joy Of Hope Foundation and the Rotary club of Abuja Kubwa Gateway has fed over 500 residents in Karsana (Il) community in Abuja.
The interventions which also included distribution of treated mosquito nets, food items and distributions of deworming drugs for children held at the weekend.
The founder of the organization, Sunday Fasipe explained that as a primary focus of the foundation to reach out to the less privileged in the society they have decided to commemorate his birthday by feeding 500 people, this he said was done in collaboration with a non-government organization and the Rotary club of Abuja Kubwa Gateway to also provide a medical outreach by deworming children and providing mosquito nets for mothers in the community.
This is even as he noted that food items were packaged for widows in the community to ease their burden.
The philanthropist who noted that paying tuition fee for children of the less privileged to help alleviate their suffering was another major focus of the foundation, noted that it is a continuous effort to alleviate poverty in underserved communities.
“We have earlier this year paid for NECO fees for five students whose parents are less privileged. I like to help improve the life of the needy in the society It makes me unhappy seeing people in abject poverty with no one to help them” he said.
Wife of the celebrant, Mrs Helen Fasipe stressed that the program was put together to reach out to the less privileged no matter how little. she added that the community was chosen with the target to reach the needy. She also noted that they hope this can encourage other well meaning individuals in the society to reach out to the need
The president of the Rotary club, Rotarian Chimezie Ojiabo noted that it was Maternal and Child health month in the club and the anniversary of the celebrant who is a member of the club presented a good opportunity for the Rotary club to reach out to the community by distributing mosquito nets and deworming children.
The chief of Karsana community, Hassan Auta Knabedu stressed that the interventions are timely and of immense help to his subjects and he added that health intervention was Impactful as the community has no primary health care to provide the much needed medical assistance.