Lagos - The Heart of Gold Children Hospice in Lagos received an early Christmas boost after software firm Systems Applications Products (SAP) donated various items for the upkeep of abandoned and orphaned children at the centre.
The donation was made under the auspices of SAP’s Month of Service in Nigeria as part of its commitment to contribute positively to communities where it operates.
Ayokanmi Ayuba, Activity Driver of the SAP Month of Service in Nigeria said “the Month of Service is about rendering service to those who require it and to honour and support those who have the vision of setting up hospices, orphanages and old peoples’ homes.
“It is not everyone that can do this. This is SAP’s way of saying 'we support you'”
Laja Adedoyin, founder of the Hospice, commended SAP for the support and urged individuals and organisations to take a cue from the firm, whose headquarters are in Germany.
“I believe children have the right to grow to their full potential irrespective of their physical and mental disabilities. For these children who have no clear idea of how much time they have with us, every second counts,” she said.
Presenting the gifts to the care-givers on behalf of the SAP team, Mike Okwechime, Account manager, SAP West Africa said, “Gifts cannot adequately compensate for the care given to the children. The love and care we are witnessing today is attributed to the care-givers. We say thank you and may God continue to strengthen you.”
The Hearts of Gold Children Hospice provides practical and emotional support to abandoned children living with multiple disabilities that are life-threatening and terminal.
The Hospice which caters for a number of abandoned and orphaned children suffering from a vast range of severe congenital, physical and mental disabilities is renowned as the first and only children’s hospice in the country.
– CAJ News