In fulfilment of its social responsibility and entrepreneurship drive for humanity, a faith-oriented foundation, Worship for Change, has raised over N3 million worth of support for 43 children with special needs at the Lady Atinuke Memorial Home, Badagry, Lagos State.
In a statement made available to THISDAY, the convener of the foundation, Pastor Wale Adenuga, stated that “we buy into the vision and mission of The Lady Atinuke Memorial Home.”
Adenuga noted that his attention was drawn to the work being done at the Lady Atinuke Memorial Home in Badagry “when I heard of how sometimes they would go sell the food they had in the market in order to buy diapers for these children with special needs; I really have not recovered from that discovery.”
Commenting further on the support of the charity organisations, Adenuga, who is of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Jubilee Christian Centre Parish in Lagos, said: “We are certain that these donated items will help in their vision of creating a community where respect for and promotion of human dignity of challenged children are held sacred.”
Since 2006, the Worship For Change yearly concerts led by him has helped to raise tremendous awareness and over N37 million to provide support for thousands of children cared for by 21 different charities all over Nigeria.
He stated that when he met with the management of the charity home doing extremely impactful and important work in the support and care of special-needs children, “it became more apparent for us to support this charity.”
According to him, Worship for Change is a registered not-for-profit organisation, with a Board of Advisors, all of whom are persons of good standing in the society. Adenuga disclosed that part of the proceeds donated to the home included mattresses, bags of rice, 32-inch televisions, customised chairs for children with Cerebral Palsy, stationery, toiletries, electronics and other items valued at N3.2million.
The statement said that last year, the Worship for Change benefit concert which was held at the Shell Hall of the Muson Centre on October 30, 2016, had Lenny Leblanc, Glowreeyah Braimah, Wale Adenuga, Okiki Jesu, PITA and Bill Bidiaque, as some of the international and local gospel artists who performed at the event, adding that Lady Atinuke Memorial Home in Badagry and Solid Rock Restoration Centre in Ile-Ife, Osun State, were selected as beneficiaries for proceeds generated from the concert.
The statement noted that Worship for Change organises benefit concerts to raise awareness and support for charities catering for orphans and children with special needs, adding that specific details of impact with respect to these charities can be found enumerated on the Worship 4 Change website: www.worship4change.org