Female workers of the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company Limited (KPRC) have disclosed plans to award scholarship and give medical assistance to selected orphans in the state.
Speaking during the distribution of food items and toiletries to orphanage homes in Kaduna, President of the forum Basira Aliyu said the women would also be freeing prisoners across the state in its subsequent activities.
She said, “As mothers, we are touched by the plight of the orphans, widows and the less privileged. That is why we established this forum to organize such quarterly visits and distribution of food items.”
Hadiza Jibrin, the Coordinator of Al-ihsan Balsuma Children’s Home in Nasarawa, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis, said the new permanent home was built in 2016 by Zahra Buhari, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, and had sponsored the marriage of 20 female orphans.
Mother-in-charge of Faith Works Orphanage Ministry at Kwoi street, Sabon Tasha, Gertrade Njoku, expressed delight, saying, “The women forum are mothers who gave birth to children and know that there are some children who do not have people they call mother, except for people like us whom God has given them.”
The Matron of Blessed Touch Orphanage Home, Rido, Talatu Yahaya, said the orphanage completely relied on contributions to feed its 26 children.