Special days and events are always celebrated in memorable ways. A person’s choice of where to celebrate a great day or event depends on what appeals to them. At the American University of Nigeria (AUN), the women of Safety and Security department visited the Adamawa State Children’s home in Jimeta to dispense gifts and presents to the orphans on March 8th, 2021.
Speaking on the choice of an orphanage to celebrate the special day, AUN’s Chief Security Officer, Mrs. Ezekiel Olaide said.
“We chose the orphanage because women cannot be separated from children. We only want to see smiles on the faces of these wonderful children and spend a moment with them just to remind them that they are loved. We would have gone to a prison too, but due to the Covid-19 preventive measures in place, we were not permitted to do so.”
The Safety & Security ladies could not hide feelings of love, joy, and empathy. The children were also visibly elated about this special treat.
The women spent time introducing themselves and speaking to each child. It was indeed a heartwarming scene. They came bearing gifts including food items which were handed over to the matrons. The matrons were very happy and grateful. On behalf of the children, the matrons prayed for the visitors.
They also promised to use the items they received for the right purpose – taking good care of the children. In perhaps what was the highlight of the event, the two matrons joined hands to say a prayer of agreement.
“By this time next year, all of you must have become greater and more successful than you are now.’ After which, the women said brief prayers for the protection of the children.
Security Supervisor, Ms. Christy Nimark also spoke on behalf of the visitors. “There couldn’t have been a better place to celebrate this important day – the International Women’s Day. Coming to this place has taught us different lessons about love for humanity; therefore, we shall endeavor to keep putting smiles on people’s faces wherever we find ourselves.”
At the end of the visit, the ladies of AUN Security returned to campus with a great sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.
Reported by Esther Onyinye Ofeli