A serving 2016/17 batch B, stream 1 corps member, Miss Susan Abraham, in Oyo state (OY/16B/0950), has given a added laughter and joy to the Mercy of God Home, Iwo road, Ibadan, by renovating the orphanage home.
She renovated the buildings and provided 14 mattresses, foodstuffs such as bags of rice, garri, provisions, and toiletries for the home.
The Corps member said that the aim was to provide major needs for the home, make it visible to public awareness.
She said the need to reach out to the less privileged was strong within her, stressing that she decided to kick-start the idea by celebrating her birthday at the orphanage.
“In my search for an orphanage, I came across one where the children live with polio, the condition is one of the poorest standards of living one can come across, and their illness is worsening and endangering the lives of their caregivers.
“Only two women using their personal funds to run the home with little support from the society,” she said.
Abraham noted that the project was done as a personal community development service as one of the four cardinal points of the National Youth Service Corps.
She, however, pointed out that some organisations, individuals and religious bodies gracefully supported the project.
The corps member thanked God for the success of the project and the opportunity to impact on the lives of such citizens and the Oyo state NYSC, Mercy of God Home for giving her the chance to do the project.
“This project can only be sustainable if the government takes over the responsibility of the home,” she said.