By Ogar Monday
An NGO, Instincts of Hope Foundation International, based in Calabar with interest in the welfare of the aged and vulnerable children has put together a Give, Clean and Engage (GCE) outreach program in the Cross River State capital.
The 2 days outreach started with a visit and distribution of food items and other essentials to the Pope John Paul Good Samaritan Home of the Aged, Calabar.
Speaking to the aged, the Executive Officer, Instincts of Hope Foundation International, Mr. Essang Ndentuokid, stated that the initiative started as a burning desire within him to help the less privilege when and where he can.
Essang added that “the organization doesn’t have much but we won’t stop from doing the little in the lives of those who for one reason or the other are not able to look after themselves.”
He said what the members of the foundation hope to do with the outreach is to visit vulnerable persons in their places of residence to help them with their chores, engage them to find out how they are faring and present them with gifts to help cushion the effect of their condition.
Responding, some of the aged in the house thanked the group for coming and presenting them with gifts.
The old people prayed for the members of the foundation and asked that God bless the work of their hands.
The group also visited street children where they shared food, clothes and gave them pep talk.
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