While lovers took to various activities to celebrate love and renew commitment to their relationships, many less privileged Children and orphans felt a touch of love and care on Valentine’s day, as the Project Child Africa Foundation hosted a Love Fun Fair at the Chelston International School, Gwagwalada Abuja. The event which started at 2pm was spiced up with different competitions including dance, and egg race, for which Miracle Osikhena, Isaac Oluwamayowa, Angela Matthew and Divine Abraham, were among the winners of the prizes courtesy of Ellington and the organizers of the fun fair. The children expressed joy as the danced to soft music and a well packaged refreshment.
Speaking with our correspondent, the founder of the foundation, Mr. Jonathan Ayia noted that he was inspired by the challenges faced by the less privileged children, to initiate the foundation. “This Project was founded in January 2013 and it came in response to the need to help the African Child. “I stayed in Nigeria for the most part of my life, and I know the African child goes through a lot, basically the lack of feeding, and other basic amenities of life.”
“Going outside the continent, I realize these things are thing other kids outside get easily, and it really pained my spirit to think of the things the African Child goes through to get the same things. This prompted this and I’m trying to do the best I can. We have done programmes to fight malaria, poverty and right now, we are on a project for orphanage homes. We want to see how best we can work as a team with agencies, NGOs and other foundation, in taking the less privileged African kid, off the street,” Jonathan added.
The Administrative officer, Promise Edet, while stressing the need to share love to the less privileged said the organization was committed to improving the welfare of less privileged children in West Africa. She said: “Project Child Africa is a foundation aimed at supporting African Children. “We have done a couple of Projects for Children. Today we are celebrating with the less privileged, in the spirit of valentine. “They need to feel loved. We are showing them we love them and they should not give up.”
On his part, brother to the founder of Project Child Africa, Mr. David Osage, commended his brother for the initiative and urged other well to do Nigerians to embark on projects capable restoring hope to African Children. Mr. David said: “It’s such a blessing to see the Children’s lives being improved. “We know the unfortunate situation many children face in Africa, and seeing my brother who is a citizen of the United State consistently nursing these initiatives for this kids, is commendable. This is not the best that can be done for them, but this is a deliberate effort to change the narratives for the African Child.
The Principal of Chelston International School, Gwagwalada Abuja, and the CEO Abuja finest, were among dignitaries at the event.