Motivated by the visible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Change Africa Foundation, an African-focused empowerment non-governmental organisation, has offered various relief materials ranging from bags of beans, garri, onions, kegs of groundnut oil, cartons of chicken, baskets of pepper, tomato, spices and data subscription vouchers, to four orphanage homes.
They include Lekki Motherless Babies Home, Sought After Orphanage Home, Olive Bloom Orphanage Home, and Peculiar Saints Orphanage Home. All benefiting homes are domiciled in the Lagos Metropolis, which as of today is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Change Africa Foundation in last seven years has built its essence around catering to those whom the society has failed to empower. In the last seven years, the foundation has provided practical support through her various initiatives for various orphanage homes across Lagos, with some of the previous beneficiaries including, Love Home Orphanage, Heritage Orphanage Home, Optimal Orphanage Home and Life Fountain Orphanage Home, all catering for kids in Lagos
Speaking at the presentation of the relief package, the President of the Foundation, Olamide Olabisi, said “For the past seven years, we have had a deep sense of responsibility for orphanage homes in Lagos, through our Konamii initiative. So far, we have utilised our network, resources and innovation to raise funds and support for over seven orphanages in Lagos State. The COVID-19 pandemic has called us to a greater action to deliver on our primary vision, as seen with our donation today and I assure you, our foundation will continue to endeavor to be the primary institution in Nigeria,proffering, advocating and utilizing resources to provide lasting solutions to the challenges that orphanage homes face.”
Change Africa Foundation’s focus areas include: Education and Metropolitan Opportunity, Youth and Social Development and Africa Health. The Konamii initiative, which is under its Youth and Social Development focus, celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2018, raising funds and support worth over N10 million for participating orphanage homes since its inception while it continues to provide practical support for the orphanage homes in Lagos.