Xmas: Akunna Foundation celebrates with vunerable persons in Ebonyi


By Victor Nwegede

The Akunna Aged Widows, Orphans and Disable Foundation, on Sunday celebrated with the less privileged persons in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

The founder of the humanitarian foundation, Mrs. Fortunate Okeh said that the event is held annually to give socour to the less privileged ones among which included the aged widows, orphans and disable people.

She explained that the foundation has lasted up to nine (9) years with a focus to give hope to the hopeless especially the aged widows, orphans and disable persons in the society.

Mrs. Okeh shared wrappers, rice, stationery, bowels and buckets to the less privileged people numbering over three hundred (300) with a light refreshment during this year's Christmas ceremony at her residential quarters in Amikeaba, Abakaliki.

She expressed optimism that the foundation would increase the number of its beneficiaries by 2021 as she prayed for God's protection and blessings upon the people especially the poor of the poorest in the society.

This year's event was chaired by the Deputy Principal Secretary to the Ebonyi State Government, Chief Emmanuel Obasi, ably represented by Dr.  Kelechukwu Okezie, the leader of the Neighabourhood Environmental Watch Foundation in the state.

Other special guests, Pastor Great Ndubisi, Mrs. Agatha U. Egwu, Comrade Collins Azu -the Publisher of the Rake Newspaper, Mrs. Nwose Nnenna, among others also gave words of hope to the beneficiaries of the foundation during the event and commended largely the foundation's humanitarian outreaches.

Other highlights of the occasion were the presentation of gifts to the beneficiaries by the founder,  prayers offered to the Founder and beneficiaries of the foundation, music entertainment and dancing.

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