By Chioma Ndife
The Anambra State Chapter, Old Boys Association of St. Peter's Secondary School, Achina, has thrown support behind the orphanage apostolate of Okolo Cajetan Foundation.
The group supported the orphanage apostolate of the foundation established by one of its members, Engr. Cajetan Okolo on Sunday, October 28, 2018, in a bid to impact positively on the lives of the helpless orphans.
The donation of various foods items and other materials estimated at thousands of Naira were made by the old boys during the monthly birthday celebration usually organized for the orphanage's children at Model Community Children's Home/Day Care Centre, Real Estate Ifite, Awka, Awka South LGA of Anambra State.
Fides gathered that the foundation through the personal effort of the founder, Engr. Okolo, has been organizing monthly birthday celebrations for children in the home.
The leader of the group, Okechukwu Ezeoke, said the group was inspired to embark on the visitation in order to offer a helping hand and relieve the needs of those in the orphanage in accordance with Christ's injunction on helping the less privileged. He observed that many individuals and groups had imbibed the habit of carrying out various charity works to help out those who were disadvantaged.
Ezeoke reached out to other old boys associations yet to organize themselves to do so.
Also Speaking, the founder of Okolo Cajetan Foundation, Engr. Cajetan Okolo, thanked the old boys of St. Peter's Science School, Achina, for the brotherhood's love and concern which they had demonstrated in his orphanage apostolate. He said that the support which came during the children's monthly birthday celebration had strengthened his effort to contribute in a bid to make the life of the orphanage's children better.
He beckoned on the association to continue with the various charity works which had brought succour to people, saying that such acts of charity gave hope to those at the verge of giving up on life.
Engr Okolo disclosed that his foundation, in line with its aim, which was to contribute positively in the lives of the helpless orphans, widows, persons with disabilities and the less privileged, had organized computer training for children in the orphanage, saying that other skill acquisition programmes would soon be launched in the home.