The Founder of Queen Esther Orphanage, Revd Mrs Esther Tsee is calling on all Nigerians to render helping hand to the orphans and vulnerable children in the society.
She made the disclosure while the UNICEF Communication Specialist, Mr Geoffrey Njoku paid the Orphanage a visit to mark his 60th birthday anniversary.
The Founder , said the orphanage stem out of her result of her calling from. God, coupled with deep passion for children.
“When I First started I was living in Abuja, and taking care of children in Benue state.
The first baby girl was very tender ,and was my husband’s relative ,and they were asking me all sort of questions ,that i stole the baby ”
“I Had to wait for acceptance from the government before starting all over again ”
While speaking on approval from Authority in terms of custody of children, she said “At a point I have to tell people to start coming with Police report before we start accepting any other children, due to experience we had in the past”
“There are some children we pick from Nassarawa state whose parents have died due to the security unrest in the country”.
She further explained that most of the children are usually dropped at night.
She noted that the kids that were brought from Nasarawa state due to crisis need emotional support and encouragement .
“We always take time in counselling the children,most times they are always moody, trying to remember their parents .During that period we need high level of patience and encouragement in dealing with the kids.
The Founder also called on other Nigerians to come to the aid of the Orphanage Home.
“We have to solicit for money to meet our basic needs, in some cases we do not have money to buy water for the day to day normal activities ”
“We also need support in the area of instructional materials, beddings and Home fittings, as well as classroom project ”
In the aspect of Education, she said initially the Orphanage had three volunteers, but two left on their own, remaining one, who is not on any payroll.
The wife of the celebrant ,Mrs Mercy Njoku spoke on the need for the children to develop high positive esteem.
She made them to realise that God loves them, no matter the situation they are passing through, even though they may not be with their biological mother.
“I want you to realise that God loves you, to have the assurance that he is with you in any circumstance and situation”
She encouraged the children to believe in their dream that no matter what they are passing through they can achieve their vision in life.
“For as many of you that want to become a doctor, or a lawyer, I want you to believe that everything is achievable .Do not lose your vision”
“Do you know there are many children, who do not have anyone to cater for them. Believe that God is your father, and your mummy here will always be there for you”.
She urged them to be of good behavior at all times and emulate the way of the Lord.