Yuletide: LCM doles out N5m to five charity homes
Lagos Channel Management Limited has given out N1 million each to five charity homes for the less privileged in Lagos in celebration of the yuletide, totalling N5 million.
The beneficiaries of LCM’s donation are Lady Atinuke Oyindamola Memorial Home, Oyiza Home of Love, Special Correctional Centre for Boys, K. Olubukola Fowowe Centre for Children and Correctional Centre for Boys.
Chief Executive Officer, CEO and Managing Director of LCM, Danny Fuchs, said the company will not stop helping the less privileged due to his childhood experience.
Stating this during his company’s cheque presentation to the five homes, Fuchs said he lost his entire family in the holocaust and was later taken and brought up by a motherless baby’s home.
He said his experience while growing up made him determined to make sometime out of life and this has contributed to his success story.
Expressing his concern, love and care for the less privileged, Fuchs said that the donation was for the up keep of the children and development of the foundations.
On the origin and achievements of Oyiza Orphanage and Foster Foundation, the Matron of the Foundation, Mrs. Joy Taiwo disclosed that the foundation was founded by her mother, who died at the age of 45.
She said due to her passion for her mother’s deeds, she took up the running of the foundation at the age of 22 and has been striving very hard to continue the running of the foundation since then through the support of her brother also.
Similarly, Mrs. Elsie Akerele Managing Director of Lady Atinuke Oyindamola Memorial Home, said she got the vision to start her memorial home when her daughter died in her second delivery. She said her daughter developed a brain disease when the baby was seven months old after falling from the fourth floor of a building.
The other three beneficiaries of the donation, Special Correctional Centre for Boys, K. Olubukola Fowowe Centre for Children, and Correctional Centre for Boys were said to be owned by the Lagos State Government. The K. Olubukola Fowowe Centre for Children was said to be donated to the Lagos State Government by a couple after one of them died having no child. Three Centres were said to have been up to task in taking care of the less privileged and re-socializing way-ward children through the process of home tracing, formal education and proper social orientation which is properly guided in the confines of the Child Right Law 2015.