A Non Governmental Organisation(NGO), Divine Charity Rehabilitation and Vocational Center has Celebrated the disables; the blind, deaf and dumb and the needy in Anambra State to Mark the 2022 Christmas festive season by donating and distributing food items, clothes and money to them.
The NGO powered by soliciting for funds from good spirited people and contributions from key members aboard has the vision to alleviate the sufferings of the physically challenged persons and the needy in society through rehabilitation and vocational training to empower such to be independent.
The founder and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Organisation, Missionary Mother, Jemima Okpala(aka, Mama Charity) stated this during the end-of-year programe tagged ‘Needy Day – Helping the Needy’.
“This NGO has been in existence since 2011 when I was in Lagos till I came back from Lagos to Awka, Anambra State in 2012. It is a registered NGO with CAC in Abuja, with the State Ministry of Women Affairs and we are up to date in our yearly renewal fees,” she stated.
According to the CEO (Mama Charity) the NGO Divine Charity Rehabilitation and Vocational Center was birthed as a result of a burning desire to alleviate the sufferings of physically challenged persons and the indigents.
“Hence the vision of the NGO to produce ability in disability with the primary objectives of giving them a means of livelihood through these skill acquisition sections: Tailoring, shoemaking, catering and computer training”,
“We don’t give them fish but we teach them on how to fish by empowering them through vocational and skill acquisition and to the glory of God we have been able to rehabilitate and empower some to be self reliant”,
“Some other vocations like mechanical works, carpentry, Electrical works….. We also train them through sourcing that is, sending them to where we have adequate manpower,” she noted.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Child development Hon. Ify. Obinabo speaking through a representative Mrs Angel Okoye, commended the NGO for a great job so far and noted that for the past year that the NGO has been living up to her mandate.
“I call on every good spirited people out there to take a cue from Mrs Jemima Okpala and in their own rites reach out to the needy and put a smile on their faces”,
“You mustn’t float an NGO to achieve that, if the money to float one is not available, please look for any one and attach yourself and with you support the good work is being done”,
“This is God’s work and it’s for everyone so, let’s try to make the world a better place by helping the needy around us,” she implored.
Mr Okey Nwaneri, One of the key sponsors of the NGO who flew in from Brazil to see first hand what Mama Charity is doing expressed satisfaction that the NGO is in line with the directives of our Lord Jesus.
He called out to other good spirited people to reach out to these categories of persons with their substance.
“I am so elated to be here today to see this happening live. I mean I came down from my base – Brazil primarily for this event and I must say I am happy with what is happening here.
“It’s so touching to see these physically challenged persons having so much fun with little and I use this medium to enjoin my fellow good spirited persons to cue in this kind of charity work to give these wonderful creatures at least a sense of belonging and let them know that somebody somewhere cares for them, he admonished.”
Rev Nnonso Onyeagba who is the Head Pastor of Remnant mission International Enugwu-Agidi and the spiritual father of the day stated that Charity is part of ministry as demonstrated by Divine Charity Rehabilitation and Vocational Center.
” I am here to lend full support to the head of Divine Charity Rehabilitation and Vocational Center worships with me. I try as much as I can to encourage and promote her ministry because her ministry is part of the church.
“This ministry is mainly for the needy and not for the well to do. My candid advice to people out there is they should try and encourage such work because it’s not easy at all”,
“Ministry is not only about deliverance but charity to the needy is a service on it’s own. We should be able to help the vulnerable, poverty on its is an evil spirit which if not taken care of leads to so many vices”, he said
He further encouraged people to see helping the needy as a privilege and called on government and we’ll meaning Nigerians to make it a point of duty to provide succour for them
“For the fact you are able have your children in your hands and train them as opposed to these ones who don’t have their own to care and cater for them except for government and some people at times.
“May God continue to bless Divine Charity for the good works they are doing and I pray that God will make provisions for the NGO for greater exploits in Jesus name,” he prayed.
The highlighs of the event was having two blind ladies lead in praise and worship sections, a deformed man playing the keyboard, a blind man giving words of admonition and the blind playing the flute and the mother general gifting a keyboard to one of her blind adopted sons.
The guests and passers-by were amazed to see these physically challenged persons display ability in disability and the event came to a climax when one of the benefactors who flew in from Brazil, Mr Okey Nwaneri donated a shuttle bus to the NGO to help propagate their vision.
The CEO of Divine Charity Rehabilitation and Vocational Center called on well meaning persons to reach them to support their vision via their office address, phone numbers, email address and through donation through their bank account details as stipulated below.
*Temporary Site – No 18Okolobu street off ichida street, Umudioka Awka.
Name: Divine Charity Rehabilitation and Vocational Center.
Bank: United Bank of Africa (UBA)