The Neo Black Movement (NBM) of Africa, a global humanitarian organization, has put smiles on the faces of many orphans from two orphanage homes in Asaba and its environs.
The orphanage homes visited by members of the NBM of Africa, Asaba branch, include the Mother of Divine Grace Orphanage with at least 80 children, and the Paracletan Orphanage where about 20 children live.
Foodstuff donated by the group included bags of rice, cartons of noodles, packets of pasta, tubers of yams, crates of tomatoes, gallons of vegetable oil, bags of garri, and cash donations to address other needs.
The group, according to its Asaba Branch President, Chief Jude Mordi, while addressing journalists, is committed to social justice and equity using the resources at their disposal.Chief Mordi said that the NBM of Africa was steadfast in assisting the less-privileged persons, especially the black race (Africans), adding that their visit to the orphanages was inspired by their motto ‘’Social Justice and Equity for All’’.
‘’Black people are being marginalized all over the world. We are like the voice of the black people. Our motto is ‘’Social Justice and Equity for All’’. We are a registered organization and this visit to the orphanages is part of our corporate social responsibility.
‘’We are founded on the pan-Africanist ideology; we strive to assist the less-privileged persons in our society and act as the voice of the voiceless to encourage and assist black people all over the world’’ he said.
However, the Asaba branch legal adviser of NBM of Africa, Olufemi Emetanjo, corroborating the branch president, said that the organization is duly registered under the Corporate and Allied Matters Act and is non-tribal, non-partisan, and non-religious.
Responding, the proprietress of Mother of Divine Grace Orphanage, Rev Sr Stella-Maris Edet, thanked the NBM of Africa for visiting them. She said that there were about 62 children in the orphanage home separated according to their ages.‘
‘’We thank you (NBM of Africa so much. We are all doing the same work of God because we are taking care of the children while you are supporting us. We pray that celebrations never depart from you for putting smiles on these helpless children’’ the nun said.
She lamented the biting effects of the fuel subsidy removal on the economy especially on the orphanages, but expressed confidence that God would take care of the children despite the harsh economic policy.
At the Paracletan Orphanage, the proprietress, Rev Sr. Lauretta Elechukwu, said that about 16 children, including a baby dumped in the bush by the mother, were currently accommodated in the orphanage home.She expressed her gratitude to the NBM of Africa for the philanthropy, stressing that the orphanage home was running out of foodstuff, especially yams before the NBM of Africa intervened.