In accordance with its mandate of touching lives through corporate social responsibility platform, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 44 has renovated some sections of the Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home in Akoka, Yaba.
Areas touched by the church include tilling of the kitchen area (floor and wall), renovation of the ceiling, electrical works, provisions of curtains and painting of the dining hall. It also include renovation of the toilets, provision of water, provision of five beddings, curtains and painting of the boys’ hostel. While inaugurating the new-look sections of the Home, Pastor in Charge of Province, Pastor Amos Emovon, said the gesture was in alignment with the vision of the church and in a bid to give back and improve the quality of living of the students of the school.
“The leadership of Lagos Province 44 in alignment with the vision and mission of the RCCG regularly embarks on various Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives and Investments as our way of positively impacting the quality of lives within the communities our Parishes are located,” he said.
According to him, the Province had previously implemented various initiatives such as donation of medical equipment to Randle Hospital Surulere, renovation and equipping of the ICT Laboratory of Aguda Grammar School, provisions of borehole water, provision of street light, youth empowerment programmes, food for all initiatives, visit to orphanages and other interventions.
Emovon, accompanied by two other pastors from the Province – Ajibola Opeoluwa-Calebs (CSR) and Joseph Ekhator (Admin) said “the Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care intervention was conceived as a way of extending our CSR initiatives to the over 500 students of the school. By improving the quality of the school environment, we would be enhancing the quality of learning and empowering the students to become self-sufficient and hopefully look forward to a bright future ahead.” The estimated cost of the project, which started in October 2016, is about N2 million. Head of School, Mrs. Florence Kayode, also accompanied by representatives of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs. Olaitan Akinola – Deputy Director Guidance & Counseling, Mr. Segun Ogunbiyi and Mrs. Grace Abolarin who stood in for the Director Guidance & Counseling Mrs. Musa A.A, appreciated the gesture of the Church, saying their gesture would complement efforts of the government in making the Home more conducive for the students.