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Nigeria: Nurses Donate Food Items, Electronics To Orphanage in FCT

By Justina Auta

Nurses at the State House Medical Centre, Abuja on Friday, donated food items, electronics and other items to Treasure Orphanage Home, Karu, FCT.

Pic. Head of Nursing, State House Medical Centre, Mrs Thomson-Olatigbe Taiwo, presenting some items to the Coordinator, Treasure Orphanage Home, Dr Sarah Etukudo, during the visit by the Nurses to the Home as part of the activities to mark the 2023 Nurses Week at the Treasure Orphanage Home at Karu in Abuja on Thursday (21/12/23).

The Head of Nursing at the centre, Mrs Thomson-Olatigbe Taiwo, while presenting the items to the Coordinator of the home, Dr Sarah Etukudo, said that the gesture was part of activities to mark the 2023 Nurses Week.

Taiwo added that the nurses contributed individually as part of their corporate social responsibility aimed at alleviating the sufferings of less privileged and vulnerable children in the society.

While commending the operators of the orphanag, she urged them to encourage the children to pursue their dreams of any career choice they want.

She added that “we have come to give back to the society; we are not only here with medicines, but also to attend to the children ‘s physical needs.

“Anytime we are having our nurse’s week, we pick one project from any community and give back to the society. We even drilled a borehole recently.

“This year, we reached out to private orphanages because we believe they need our support more than the ones owned by government.

“I can see the children are very ambitious; some of them want to become nurses, whileothers want to become lawyers. We are happy seeing them.”

Responding, Etukudo thanked the team for the visit and the donation, saying it would cushion the economic hardship.

She, however, solicited for more support in the areas of accommodation and education, adding that the home currently has orphans that graduated from secondary school.

“Our aspiration for them is that they get to university, graduate, do their NYSC, get job and move on from there and return to give back to the society.

“Seeing you nurses is exciting because we have some of them aspiring to be nurses and have three special need children,” she said. (NAN)

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