On April 27, Ms. Aisha Muktar, a senior majoring in NES, donated provisions and sundry items to the Better Life Children’s Home, Yola.
Motivated to do it by compassion for the children, Ms. Muktar said, “You know these kids are also part of our community. My colleagues have been giving scholarships to these students. So I thought of these kids. I don’t want them to feel that they are neglected.”
It was not the first time she visited the Home. The Community Service Office organized one of the visitations--just to play with the children.
The smile she sees on the children’s faces simply uplifts her. “I’m feeling happy. Although I have been postponing the visitation, now I am feeling I have done something good.”
The Assistant Director of Community Service, Ahmed Aliyu, led the students on the charity visit to the Home, and the Matron of the Home, Madam Rabi Ibrahim Halilu, received the items. She thanked Aisha for her gesture.
During the visitation, Ms. Halilu told the visitors that the Home is for children who are abandoned. “If we get such children we keep them here and find foster parents for them.”
Ms. Michelle Madu, a senior majoring in accounting, noted that Aisha’s gesture was a commendable quality that everyone should emulate. “Even if we have it all, not everybody in the community has it. And coming to see these people, giving them different human interactions, makes them feel a sense of belonging.”
Aisha’s sister, Ms. Hafsat Adhama, also a senior in the NES program, accompanied her to the Home. She described Aisha as a hardworking person. She said Aisha has been involved in community service such as helping to paint schools in the University’s host community.
By Omorogbe Omorogiuwa