Enugu indigenes in Australia plan education trust fund for orphans
Enugu State indigenes association in Sydney, Australia at the weekend announced plans to institute an education trust fund for motherless children and less privileged persons in the state to enable them attain highest level of education as part of its corporate social responsibilities.
Vice President of the association, Mr. Bernard Omewu, who stated this when he led members of the association on a visit to the Nigerian Red Cross Motherless Babies Home and Holy Child Motherless Babies Home, all in Enugu, said they were worried about the future of children in the homes. The association had brought several food items, baby wears and cash donations to the homes.
Omewu said: “We are not just thinking about food, but we are looking at the future on how to fully integrate these children as equals with other privileged ones in the society. We are also looking at getting hospital equipment and investing in some academic trust fund for the less privileged.”
Receiving the gift items, matron of the Nigerian Red Cross Motherless Babies home, Ezinne Chinyere Ogbonna, appealed to the public to continue to assist the home with the provision of food items, even as she expressed appreciation to the association for the gesture.
Her counterpart at the Holy Child Motherless home, Sister Francis Agatha, said water was the major challenge they faced, adding that presently, about 27 children was being taken care of in the home.