“It is joyful and amazing; it is an experience and I am telling people about it,” said Mrs S. Shonaike who took an orphan into her home. She said she had showered the girl, Khadija, with love and care and never regretted giving her a family. Read more:
“It is joyful and amazing; it is an experience and I am telling people about it,” said Mrs S. Shonaike who took an orphan into her home. She said she had showered the girl, Khadija, with love and care and never regretted giving her a family. However, unlike Khadija, according to the Federal Ministry of …
However, unlike Khadija, according to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, there are an estimated 17.5 million orphans and vulnerable children in Nigeria that do not receive medical, emotional, social, material and school-related assistance.
The organisation held a walk, which lasted more than 30 minutes within Gwarinpa, Abuja, sharing leaflets and sensitising residents on the needs of orphans and vulnerable children hoping that they would, like Mrs. Shonaike, take some of these children into their homes, out of love and not pity.
Nollywood veteran actor, Joke Silva also said there was need for people to stop considering what the society would say, adding that Nigerians should learn to do the right thing by fostering children out of love, “the society will catch up,” she said.
The Vice President of Halal Children’s Home, Mrs Ramatu Abubakar, said fostering is recognised in Islam as the children would be allowed to retain their identity unlike adoption where the children take the identity of the adopted parents.Read more: Daily Trust
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