20 February 2013

Nigeria: Ambassador of Love International Brings Succour to Orphanages

Precious Afolabi is the current Finest Girl North Central and a humanitarian. Her pet project, Ambassador of Love Int'l. She recently visited some orphanages bringing succour to them with some relief materials. Anthony Ada Abraham writes on her recent activities.

It is trite that charity begins at home and that life has a way of bringing people closer to the needy. For Precious Afolabi, while children are gift from God, her love for them is overwhelming.

The Nasarawa State Polytechnic undergraduate who studies computer said her foundation is a platform to help the low income earner in aspect of nutrition, education and health support.

According to Miss Precious, 'I have supported children in the aspect of education by providing books for them. One of the schools is Shamage primary school Nasarawa State.

I'm also working on producing more textbooks, school uniforms, school bags, school desks, stationary, and also renovate some of their dilapidated school blocks', she explained.

She plead sends a plea to well meaning Nigerians to support her effort by contributing whatever they have for the betterment of mankind.

'I am using this opportunity and medium to call on supporters to make this task easy for me because my love for them won't just make me forsake them at this juncture' she pleaded.

Since Miss Precious Afolabi started school in Nasarawa, she has not looked back, because the prevalence of the low income earners in the vicinity and the need to bring them succour has remained her challenge.

According to her, whenever she is going to school, she feels so disturbed seeing these children trekking far distances to school without shoes and the necessary school and learning accessories.

'It doesn't really affect me much because I've been on my SIWES ( student industrial work experience scheme) and it's afforded me the opportunity to do much for them' she said.

Her hope is to use her trust fund to achieve her dream because helping the less privileged is what makes her happy.

Aside the charity work, Miss Precious' dream is to become one of the biggest and brightest super models in the entertainment industry of the world.

'I want to be a fashion queen known for her love for the world as a whole.'

She believes that her foundation still has a lot to offer to the society especially in the area of child education and health care.

She hope that people would support her dream not for profit sake but for the progress of the people at the grass root.

'I see my foundation as a place that is much more conducive for the orphanages. A place where people will visit and will say wow is this really an orphanage home.

I want it to be a place where children are trained, nurtured and properly brought up, she emphasised.

She also spoke on her experience during her visit to a primary school in Nasarawa.

I remember when I first visited a school in Nasarawa State, I saw these children looking so tattered, I wasn't happy because of how unkempt they were looking; no shoe, uniforms, school bags, books. I had to make sure I got some of these stuff for them.

After that incident, I visited another home called Mother Theresa Children's Home and I felt so relaxed with the way the kids were being treated by the staff of the home. 'It is something special'. She praised the staff urging other orphanages to emulate them.

Young Miss Precious Afolabi said she is not giving up until she achieve her aim of putting smiles on the faces of the children in the rural areas across the country.

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