The joy of inmates and children of the Rehabilitation and Training Centre, Owutu and Red Cross Motherless Babies Home, Makoko knew no bounds when Al-Mu’minaat (The Believing Women Organisation), Lagos State Chapter donated a borehole to the Rehabilitation Centre and water dispensers, among other gift items, to the Motherless Babies Home.
The humanitarian visit was part of the actitivies marking the Al-Mu’minaat Week, which commenced with a media parley over the weekend at the organisation’s National Headquarters in Lagos.
This year’s programme, with the theme: “Societal Challenges: Muslim Women to the Rescue” is holding simultaneously in Oyo, Kwara, Ogun (Ijebu/Remo Zone and Egba/Yewa Zone), Edo (including Port Harcourt) and Osun States (including parts of Ondo State), as well as Abuja and some parts of Northern Nigeria.
The humanitarian visit was graced by the National Amirah of the organisation, Hajia Nihmatallah AbdulLateef and executive members of the Lagos State Chapter, led by Hajia Khadijah AbdusSalam and representatives of the centres.
Speaking shortly after the visit, the Lagos State Amirah, Hajia AbdusSalam stated that the visit was aimed at meeting the needs of special people in the society.
She said, “Before the week, we visited the Rehabilitation and Training Centre to inquire about their pressing need and they opted for the water facility, which we have come to donate today. The borehole was an initiative of Al-Mu’minaat Organisation, which was sponsored by individual donors who do not necessarily want their identities known.
“We also got water dispensers and some necessary materials that would be needed by the babies and their matrons for their care and wellbeing at the Red Cross Motherless Babies Home in Makoko. They are our babies and important parts of the society.”
As expected, the staff of the Centre and children of the Home expressed appreciation for the kind gesture of the Muslim women organisation, calling on other Muslim organisations to follow suit.
The Al-Mu’minaat Week of the Lagos State Chapter will continue tomorrow, Friday with special Jumah services at Lagos Central Mosque, Lagos Island, Lagos State Secretariat Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja, and Alimosho Central Mosque, Alimosho, Lagos State.