In the spirit of the 2013 Mother’s Day celebration, the CWO, St. Mark’s Catholic Parish, New Oweri embarked on visitation to the less-privileged homes. On April 29, 2013, the Akpodim Rehabilitation Centre in Ezinihitte Mbaise was visited where various food items and cash donations were made. The mothers were pleased to meet the blind adult inmates who were taught basket making with local materials, brooms, cane chairs and practical agriculture.
The Co-ordinator of the home, Rev. Augustine C.A. Njoku commended the mothers for their generous donations and appealed to the government and good spirited individuals to come to their assistance.
In response, the CWO President, Barr. Mrs. Ngozi Iwu, thanked the founding fathers and staff of the centre for their initiatives and commitment to duty. She further stated that it is our collective duty to improve the economic and social well-being of the physically challenged in our society.
The Divine Mercy Orphanage Home, World Bank was not left out in this charity work. The home also received food items, toiletries, clothes and cash donations.
In her speech to the mothers, Princess Chioma Ononiwu appreciated the mothers for their generous donations. She further said that the institution of the home was a call for duty to God and humanity. She advised that young girls should not indulge in abortion as the home has helped to put smiles on the faces of couples in various homes.
The CWO President thanked her for the good work she had started and advised her to ensure that the home remains a true home for the babies.
At the end, the representatives of the CWO members posed for a photograph with the inmates. They include: Barr. Mrs. Ngozi Iwu, the CWO President, Ezinne Elizabeth Orjiakor, Lolo Juliana Akponye, Mrs. Ngozi Nwanna, Nneoma Mary Okoro, Mrs. Sylvia Ugwo, Ezinne Maria Osuagwu and Mrs. Callista Onyenakazi, the CWO Secretary.