The motherless babies home which is home to over 57 children was created to provide care and protection for abandoned, abused, orphaned, and homeless children recovered around Lagos State, Nigeria.
Speaking of FCM’s contribution to the orphanage home, the Head of Business, FCM Travel Solutions, Nigeria, Adejoju Sikuade notes that the donation was in commemoration of this year’s World Food Day and to as well celebrate this year’s World Children’s Day.
“The year 2020 has been very eventful, the COVID-19 pandemic affected virtually every aspect of our lives and so we have decided to reach out to those who may have been negatively impacted by this,” Adejoju says.
“Our visit to the Lions Village Motherless Baby Home is in commemoration of the World Food’s Day and the World Children’s Day which was celebrated recently. We are well aware that donations to orphanage homes and many other institutions that rely largely on support from the public may have dwindled drastically, hence, this has spurred us to action. Our donation is also a contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2 which is to achieve zero hunger by 2030,” Adejoju added.
While thanking the FCM Travel Solutions Nigeria team for its kind gesture, Adebayo Funmilayo one of the Social Workers at the orphanage says: “On behalf of the Management, Staff, and Children of the home, we use this medium to express our gratitude to you for your donation to the children. Your company’s demonstration of compassion and thoughtfulness has indeed made a positive difference in the well-being of our children.”
Funmilayo added that the pandemic caused a huge decline in the number of donors as they were probably also hit by the pandemic. She thus called on kind Lagosians and donors to please remember the orphanage in cash and kind.
FCM Travel Solutions Nigeria donated foodstuff and relief materials to the Motherless Babies Home. This will help in supporting the feeding of the children at the orphanage, many of whom have suffered from issues associated with poverty.
In total, the orphanage helps more than 57 children ranging from just a few days old up to 14 years of age.