Apparently not shaken by the economic hardship in the country, Touching Lives International, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has handed five brand new cars to members.
The cars worth N10 million each, was given to the five members as a reward for their hard work and achievement, and also to enable them reach out to the less-privileged members of the society, which is the core philosophy of the organisation.
Apart from the cars which they received at the NGO’s3rdCar Award and End of the Year Party, last weekend, in Lagos, the members also went home with electronic items comprising refrigerators, television sets, washing machines, laptops, tablets and phones.
The car awardees who also received$1000 for car maintenance, and about $2000 each, as facility for their outreach programmes, donated cash money and food items to the less-privileged guests at the occasion.
Speaking at the event, President, Touching Lives International, Ms Junlyn Afalla, expressed her happiness for seeing her “God-given and most treasured dream of touching livesbecoming a reality that is growing very fast and big.”
“I am happy and I rejoice with us all for being part of this historic day. It is my prayer that we shall all continue to be partners in this noble cause of touching the lives of the less-privileged people amongst us,” Afalla added.
Also speaking, Country Manager, Touching Lives International, Mr. Adedipo Solomon Otegbayo, said “Today we’re honouring and awarding deserving members who have worked and toiled. It’s a double shot thing-as we reward members who have worked and achieved well, we’re also empowering the less-privileged, and that is the focus of the NGO,” he explained.
“The $2000 given to members is used to reach out to widows and orphans by donating food items to them; doing medical outreaches and embarking on other charitable causes,” Otegbayo noted.