By Austin Edoho, Lagos
For Ruth Uche, the abandoned mother of triple set of twins, this indeed is her season of favor and divine visitation as a humanitarian organization, Voice of Divine Truth Int’l Outreach,(aka Voice of Change Network)gave her a cash donation, and offered her 2nd set of twins scholarship from primary to university level. This came on the heels of the Speaker’s visit and the Governor’s kind gesture to her.
Sitting in her dimly lit one room which doubled as her bedroom and her sitting room, the President of the group, Mr Gregory Azemobor expressed gratitude to God for the life of the children and their mother. He also stressed the fact that the children need to be given a future. According to him, quality education is one factor that would guarantee a great future for the children. He also called on well-meaning Nigerians to do what they can in supporting this woman and her six children. In his words,” I want to sincerely commend the Governor and the Speaker for their laudable acts of kindness and empathy. If all State governments tow this line, the citizens under them would lead better lives. Furthermore, I want to point out that the government alone cannot do everything. I want to appeal to everyone to look for the needy in the society and provide succor for them. Use what you have to be a blessing to the needy around you. If we embrace this practice, the world would be a better place. What we have done in giving scholarship to these children is in line with our Project-Care-For-A-Poor-Child Campaign which aims to encourage every matured individual in the world to take responsibility for the upkeep of a child that is not their biological child”
Ruth who earns a paltry #10,000 monthly salary as a teacher in a daycare Centre narrated her ordeal of sending her children to school. According to her, the children’s fees is #10,000 per child, but thanks to the management of the school who asked her to pay #5,000 instead. She narrated how she uses her two months’ salary to pay her four children’s fees. As for the books and feeding, she says she teaches an evening class of six children who pays her #1,000 each monthly, which brings in additional #6,000 for the feeding and the upkeep of the family. The question is ’how can #6,000 cater for the needs of a growing family of seven?’
Ruth is only one of such people in our society who needs to be shown love. Let’s not wait for the government. You can do something no matter how little, to make life easier for someone.
Members of the group included Austin Edoho, Princewill Inegbenose, Abebe Mathew, Jude Ebenuwah, and David Hernandez
You can reach Ruth on her phone 09051814655