Hope Aglow Charity Foundation organised an Inaugural Ceremony few days ago in PortHarcourt, Rivers State.
The Event featured Free Welfare Mart; clothing, food items, and engagement of some individuals in various skills acquisition which are in line with the Foundation’s Mission Statement”Empowering the most vulnerable in our Community”.
In her Welcome Address, Dr. Mrs. Cynthia Amaka Obiorah, the Chairperson and Director of Hope Aglow Charity Foundation said, “Hope Aglow Charity Foundation’s mission is to support and empower the vulnerable populations in our community irrespective of Sex, Age, Religion and Race. According to Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the physiological need is the first, primary and basic need of every human or individual, it is the basic necessities of life, which is the need for food, warmth (clothing) and shelter.”
She said that Hope Aglow Charity Foundation work in line with the United Nations sustainable development goals The 17 SDGs of which the first 2 are: (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger and the goal 8 which is 8) Decent Work and Economic Growth.
Dr. Obiora also said in few months the Foundation will engage in different initiatives through their various platforms and channels of their planned activities, seminars, Training, and special events where people will join in support and partnership with Hope Aglow Charity foundation to achieve better.
Dr Obiora who is knowledgeable and vast in different field of human endeavours also said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
According to famous former professional basketball player Michael Jordan “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
“According to Napolean Hill “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”
“While Booker T. Washington said that “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
“Mother Teresa now Saint Teresa of Calcutta said “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”
Dr. Obiora is inspired by God’s word to help the downthrowden and the less privilege in the society. According to her, “in the Holy Book “The Bible” Matthew 25:35-40
35 (A)for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; (B)I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was (C)naked and you clothed Me”
Some of the beneficiaries commended the efforts of the Aglow Charity Foundation for their kind gesture.
Rose Ekpeyon one of the beneficiaries said “I want to thank God and I want to thank her for the heart, because it’s not everyone that can do such, looking at the state of the economy in the country now, gathering such a large crowd to indeed favour them is a blessing to the generation”.
Another beneficiary who received the food packs and training by Hope Aglow Charity Foundation said, “We are happy for the relief items, clothing and the food stuffs as well as the training. We thank the organisers of the programme for helping many people and putting smiles on our faces.”