In line with its commitment to improving the quality of life of Nigerians especially the less privileged, the TY Foundation has officially handed over six well-furnished self-contained apartments to six families affected by leprosy at a ceremony at Ogan Leprosorium in Ossimo, Ovia South West local government area of Edo State.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, the state coordinator of the foundation in Edo, Miss Oluwatoyin Ajayi, expressed the determination of the foundation to give out grants to non-governmental organizations, and commended the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul for its support in ensuring the completion of the project.
She said: â€œWe had to do a lot of waiting because of the heavy rainfall in Edo. There was also a lot of modification to ensure that the building comes out the best for the beneficiaries, as you can see from what is here today that each of them has a standard apartment that is well-furnished and all they need is to move their things in. We are still ready to continue to support projects in the areas of health and education to improve the lives of the people as our mission is to have a Nigeria where people have access to good health services and quality education.
One of the beneficiaries, Mr Oyana, commended the philanthropic gesture of the donor, adding that he and his family never thought they could live in a decent accommodation in their lifetime. â€œI feel happy because I never thought I will live in this kind of wonderful apartment. It is just like a miracle as I used to live in a shack where I could not keep myself and my family warm and dry when it rained. But all that has changed now as I will now be the one to live in this beautiful building.â€
The Provincial Superior of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul, Province of Nigeria Gloria Aniebonem, said that the organizationâ€™s primary purpose of being is to the service of those who have been marginalized, neglected and the needy and thanked the TY Foundation.
Source: Leadership, 26th January 2015