OIF Newsletter Vol 2 No.1

The OIF January 2018 newsletter; celebrating Christmas in Agbor, Delta State.

VOL. 2 NO. 1

THE OBI IKENCHUKWU FOUNDATION JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER.

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN AGBOR, DELTA STATE & SAYING “THANK YOU” TO OUR SUPPORTERS/PARTNERS

The Obi Ikenchukwu Foundation (OIF) celebrated Christmas at the General Hospital, Agbor, Delta State on Thursday, 21 December, 2017.

L – R, Ekaete Obot Monday(Lawyer, OIF), Prince Nkem Obika, (Prince) Barr. Sunny Gbenoba (Alasijo), Princess Genevieve, Pastor (Mrs.) R. E. Johnson (Founder, Divine Orphanage & Motherless Babies Home), Rev. Fr. Joseph Ugbor of St. Columbus Grammar School Agbor, Santa Claus and children of the Pro Laborei Dei  & Divine Orphanage & Motherless Babies Home at the OIF Christmas party.

We are grateful to our Partners, Tolaram Group/Foundation, for their continuous support and all participants of ‘THE OIF WALK AGAINST CANCER’ which took place on the 04th of November 2017, who purchased the t-shirts. With the money realized from the sale of the Tshirts, we were able to donate 50 bedsheets and pillowcases to the Children’s Ward of the General (Central) Hospital, Agbor and slowly moved into the party mood with the kids.

We would like to thank the following people not only for participating in the Walk but for purchasing extra Tshirts, making it possible for us to give some out for free to participants and raise sufficient funds for the above gift to the hospital which was received by the Matron of the Children’s Ward on behalf of the Chief Medical Director  – Pastor Wale Adefarasin of Guiding Light Assembly (GLA) Parkview, Ikoyi, Mr. Tunde Oduwole of GLA, Mr. Azuka Omo, MD/CEO Aztech and (Prince) Barrister Sunny Gbenoba (Alasijo). May God bless you all.

L-R, a nurse of the Children’s Ward, (Prince)Barr. Sunny Gbenoba(Alasijo), Princess Genevieve, a doctor of the Children’s Ward, the Matron of the Children’s Ward and Prince Nkem Obika displaying one of the bedsheets donated by the OIF
A bed in the Children’s Ward laid with one of the bedsheets donated by the OIF .
THE PARTY
Our special appreciation also goes to Ms. Anita Omoile, Founder, Rosa Nwanimu Foundation and Mrs. Kehinde Phillips, proprietress, Edgewood College, two special women who sponsored the OIF Christmas party. Our prayer is that as you have contributed to the JOY experienced by the children/orphans in Agbor, may JOY and LAUGHTER never cease from your home (and in your children’s life) IJN.
Children of the Pro Laborei Dei Orphanage, Divine Orphanage & Motherless Babies Home and patients of the Children’s Ward of the General (Central) Hospital, Agbor, were our guests on the beautiful field of the hospital. Our trip to Agbor for the 2017 Christmas Party was not without its challenges and we almost cancelled it. However, the joy and excitement on the faces of the children upon our arrival as they danced to the beats of the music played by the D.J lightened our hearts and made the trip worthwhile. We were impressed when the children specifically demanded for the Ika traditional music and displayed commendable skill in dancing to the tune. This showed a strong interest in and appreciation for their Culture.
Children of Divine Orphanage & Motherless Babies Home and Pro Labore Dei Orphanage having fun at the OIF Christmas party

The excitement went up a notch when they spotted Santa Claus with his bag of gifts coming towards them. Santa Claus was only too happy to distribute the gifts to the children. We did not forget patients of the Children’s Ward and their parents who came to visit them as we directed Santa Claus to them. Our joy knew no bounds when we heard those on admission scream – “Father Christmas is here”!  and we watched the weak children as they struggled to sit up on their beds to receive their gifts. The highlight of the day was the prayer by an orphan girl from the Pro Laborei Dei Orphanage who wholeheartedly prayed for the Foundation and Princess Genevieve. It was indeed a splendid time with the children.

Santa Claus wowing the children and distributing gifts

Santa Claus distributing gifts to patients of the Children’s Ward, General Hospital, Agbor, Delta State

On Friday, 22 January 2017, we visited Divine Orphanage & Motherless Babies Home, where we donated the gifts by our Partners, Tolaram Group/Foundation. A baby girl, clung to Princess Genevieve and would not let go. She only loosened her grip when she fell asleep. The trusting act of that orphan child showed us how vulnerable children are. This strengthened the OIF resolve to protect orphan children, especially girls, in the society.

Finally, our time in Agbor could not have turned out the way it did without the support of these wonderful people  – Rev. Father Joseph Ugboh of St Columbus Grammar School, Agbor, Barrister Sunny Gbenoba and Prince Nkem Obika. To you all, we say “thank you and God bless”.

Pastor Mrs R. E. Johnson (Founder, Divine Orphanage & Motherless Babies Home), Princess Genevieve and Children of Divine Orphanage & Motherless Babies Home.
An orphan girl, of Divine Orphanage & Motherless Babies Home, cuddling Princess Genevieve and would not let go.

To be a part of or sponsor the OIF call us on any of the following telephone numbers – +234-818-0000-923; +234-809-830-0333; +234-1-460-5611.

To subscribe to the OIF Newsletter and the third edition of our magazine Managing Intolerable Neglect and Domestic Situations” (MINDS), please contact call us on+234-818-0000-923; +234-809-8300-333; +234-1460-5611. You can also visit our website – www.oi-foundation.com.

To support our cause, please find below the OIF account details:

Bank Name: Zenith Bank
Account Number: 1013842933
Account Name: The Obi Ikenchukwu Foundation

N.B: For any legal advice/opinion please contact Sceptre Legal Services via any of these numbers 01-4605611; 08098300333.

Sceptre Legal Services is the preferred law firm that represents The Obi Ikenchukwu Foundation in all legal related matters.

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