HUE foundation – Showing love and care for the mentally disabled

HUE foundation – Showing love and care for the mentally disabled

If there’s something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action.

— Thomas Jefferson

 

We the members and volunteers of the Have You Eaten Foundation (HUE), made a choice to accept responsibility for the less privilege in our society.

Of the thousands living with mental disability, we found a center that cared for such in Ota and decided to go show them some love and care.

 

Upon arrival, we meet everyone from the home; the family of the founder, the workers and the children all seated outside waiting for us, we brought all items out with the help of the worker and move them into the house.

The founder told us how he responded to God’s call to start the home; helping the disabled children with food and love, training them on skills and assisting with their education up to Undergraduate level. With the help of God and the favour of men, he and his family have been running the home for almost 20 years.

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We interacted with the children; sang, had fun and talked with them. Although some of the children there were deaf and one was blind. During our interaction, it wasn’t hard to notice Oyinye, she could speak and hear and was able to express herself, but sadly she is 20 years old, but her mind still believes she is 14 (at the point of her father’s death).

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We took a tour at the school building still under construction. The founder explained that it was going to be the school were the children would be trained on technical skills.

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Staffs of the home
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Founder of the home

At the end of HUE’s our visit, two of our volunteers prayed for the institution. Asking God for his favours in the provision of resources and more grace for the leadership of the home.

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Cheque donation
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Prayer session

The founder told us of major pressing needs like more funds to complete the school for the children and a generator to help their welfare at night.

 

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School under construction

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We left the home happy we were there to show the love of God and the entire home expressed their gratitude for our visit.

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OUTREACH LOCATION: FAVID HOME FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

OUTREACH ADDRESS: OKO EWE AREPO, SANGO OTA

OUTREACH DAY: JUNE 4th, 2016