Intl. group of women lawyers wants education free for children in motherless babies homes


The International Federation of Women Lawyers, (FIDA), Ekiti State Chapter has canvassed for free education for motherless children in our societies.

FIDA Chairperson in the state, Mrs Adefunke Anoma made the call in Ado Ekiti at the weekend while speaking during an end of the year party which was organised for motherless children, held at Mosadoluwa Child Care Centre, Basiri, Ado Ekiti.

According to her, “Governments need to either reduce the cost of education for these children or make it free outrightly for them to be able to have education which is an important element in their development in life.

“It is not too much for the government to ensure free or reduced cost of education for these motherless and indigent children. The outcome and impact of lack of education for the children on the nation as a whole cannot be easily quantified as it is resonant on security economy and total national development. I believe it is more cost effective in our collective interest to ensure less privileged children have education”

Anoma therefore appealed to government, individual and cooperate organizations to always put the love of the motherless babies on front burners at all times.

Earlier the Chairperson Planning Committee of the party, Mrs Bola Richard-Ajisafe said FIDA Ekiti put up the party to show love to children at the center and to teach the society the need to be make the motherless children feel and know that they are also part of the society.

“We at FIDA, are mothers and we feel for the motherless children, so we have decided to show our love and concern by providing for their needs in our own little way and celebrate the season with them in a bid to make them happy and feel important as part of the society”

She explained that FIDA chose Mosadoluwa child care after visits to many motherless homes in the state and saw the urgent need to come to the aid of the this very particular home in view of the present pitiable condition of the children at the center.

The female lawyers donated some materials which included clothes, shoes, vegetable oil, rice, beans, Gari, Yam, Noodles, Biscuit, ribena and detergent.

Others are washing soup, seasonings, diapers peak milk, Golden morn, disinfectant, toothpaste, sugar,salt tissue paper, and palm oil, with a promise to still do more.

The party which went on for hours witnessed among others, a father Christmas show brought by FIDA, and dancing competition where both the children and FIDA members had fun.

FIDA however announced that it will come back with more gift for the three weeks boy whose mother died during child birth and was recently brought to the home.

The higly elated proprietor of the home, Mrs Mojisola Ogunleye who was overwhelmed with joy to the extent that she nearly burst into tears while thanking the female lawyers for the gesture said it would in no doubt go a long way in making the children happy, and giving them sense of belonging.

Mrs Ogunleye who urged governments, individuals and cooperate organization to emulate the gesture also called for more assistance from members of the public both in cash and kind to support the home.

Gbenga Sodeinde, Ado Ekiti

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