By Esther Onyegbula
DETERMINED to impact lives in the society, Fountain of Praise Ministry recently organised a Worship for Change concert where it donated the sum of N3.1 million to two orphanages, Gods-will Orphanage, Kogi State and Centre for Destitute Empowerment International, Idimu, Lagos.
The donation, according to the convener of the concert, Wale Adenuga, is in furtherance of her corporate social responsibility to direct and positively affect the lives of over 120 orphans and children with special needs.
“Everywhere around us there is so much squalor and poverty. It is important for people to realize that they can help. I think that if people realize that their life is not just for themselves then the idea to make a difference will spring up in their mind,” he explained.
Center for Destitute Empowerment International, Idimu Lagos, founded in 2009 by Pastor Samson caters for 82 orphans and kids with special need, received N1.55 million while Godswill Orphanage, Kogi State, founded in 1999 by Pastor (Mrs.) Elizabeth Okparachi also received N1.55 million.
Since 2006, the Worship for Change yearly concert has helped to create awareness and raised over N20 million to provide support for thousands of children and supported charities.
Worship for change was born out of the desire to use the platform that I had to touch and impart people’s lives. Our concerts are free and we feature renowned gospel artistes who minister in songs during the concerts,” Adenuga added.