By Victor Igherighe




The students and inmates of the orphanage home during the visit.

The students and inmates of the orphanage home during the visit.

The Students Christian Fellowship and Red Cross Society of Nigeria, First Oxford School, Amukpe, Sapele, chapter, have in spirit of Christmas visited the Life Fort Orphanage Home, Sapele to put smiles on the faces of the motherless children.

They presented some gift items to the orphans which include a row of tissue paper, carton of Indomie and bobo drink.

The items were received by the owner of the orphanage home Mrs Christiana Oboh who reciprocated the gesture with prayers saying that the management, staff and students of the school would be replenished in million folds.

Mrs Oboh further used the opportunity to call on other good spirited individuals to emulate the First Oxford School especially to help her provide a good accommodation for her charitable organization.

She noted that she has been managing orphanage home for the past 14 years but said her major challenge at the moment was how to acquire a befitting rented or personal apartment which she said was the condition the State Government gave her to approve and register her orphanage home.

Mrs Oboh who said she has grown up children that are doing well in their various places of abode also disclosed that it was her calling to build and manage orphanage home adding that she started living a meaningful life since she started her charitable services to the society.

It was gathered that the idea to show love to the orphans was borne out of a SS One student of the school Miss Dorcas Ighaye who is also an orphan.

Miss Ighaye explained that she was in a public vehicle traveling somewhere recently when a young girl came and started begging for alms saying she was an orphan. Since that fateful day she promised to always identify and show love to orphans like herself, she added.

She continued that she decided to bring the idea to the Director of the school; Mrs L. E Okolin whom she also said has been a mother to her because she (Dorcas) has been attending the school free of charge. According to Dorcas, the Director approved of the plan and sent other students and staff with her including the leader of the school’s Red Cross, Miss Helen Jimoh.