NACAT Partners Catholic Care Home, Donates Money, Food Items

NACAT Partners Catholic Care Home, Donates Money, Food Items

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

Embracing its commitment to corporate social responsibility, the Network Against Corruption and Human Trafficking (NACAT) has adopted the Poorest of the Poor Rehabilitation Center, commonly known as Anawim Home, as its annual beneficiary.
Anawim Home, operated by a voluntary, non-political, and non-profit-making church body, the Missionary Sisters of the Poorest of the Poor (MSPP)—dedicates itself to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable, irrespective of class, race, tribe, color, or religion.
The development took place on a Wednesday during NACAT’s charitable visit to Anawim Home, situated in Bako, Gwawalada Area Council, Abuja.
Led by its Executive Director, Samson Tega, alongside Barrister Ovie Justice, Director of Legal and Operations, and Stanley Ugabge, Operational Manager, NACAT demonstrated its commitment as a pro-democracy civil society organisation by giving back to the society through the orphanage home.
In a tangible manifestation of this commitment, the organisation generously donated food items such as rice, noodles, sanitary wear, cash and more to Anawim Home.
During her welcome address, Sister Augustina Malogun, the General Coordinator of MSPP, provided the NACAT team with insights into the activities of the rehabilitation center.
Highlighting the operations of the center in its 27 years existence, she disclosed that the center served as a haven for less privileged individuals, encompassing orphans, those grappling with mental health challenges, abandoned infants and children, as well as young girls facing unwanted pregnancies and engaged in prostitution.
Expanding on the center’s operations, Sister Augustina elaborated on their success in rehabilitating individuals, facilitating their reunion with their families.
“For those without families, the center provides a supportive home environment for as long as needed”, she said.
She revealed that the center collaborates closely with law enforcement agencies, including the police and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), as well as Social Welfare.
In a heartfelt address to the center, Tega, moved by the stories and impactful activities, declared that NACAT would officially adopt the center as its annual CSR beneficiary.
Additionally, he revealed plans for the NGO to extend its support through the adoption of the center for an upcoming school partnership program scheduled to be unveiled next year.
Tega expressed gratitude to the center, acknowledging that he initially anticipated meeting an orphanage but was pleasantly surprised to discover a substantial rehabilitation center.
Prior to presenting the cash donation, Ovie emphasised the profound rewards of contributing to the less privileged, deeming it one of the most gratifying endeavors on earth.
He conveyed appreciation for the center’s commendable efforts, affirming NACAT’s joy in supporting such a noble cause.
Earlier in the proceedings, Ugagbe had elucidated NACAT’s mission and the rationale behind the charity visit.
He clarified that the NGO was dedicated to combating corruption, alongside addressing the intertwined issues of drug and human trafficking.
Sister Augustina in her remarks expressed the gratitude of the center to the NGO, disclosing that without supports and donation, the center will not be able to achieve its mission of to shelter the homeless, to care for the sick, to feed the hungry, to educate and raise the abandoned children as well as to give the word of God to the thirsty.
The visitation was ended by a quick tour of the center facilities led by the Admin Personnel of the MSPP, Sister Rose Odoh.
Recall, in as part of efforts to checkmate social vices and in fulfilment of its CSR, NACAT in 2022, had a massive sensitisation campaign in UnguwanHausawa Kpaduma 2 Asokoro Extension Guzape District of the FCT, that centered on corruption, drug and human trafficking.
During the one-day sensitisation exercise, the NGO distributed food items such as bags of rice, cartons of spaghetti, cartons of indomie, bags of salts, cartons of tin tomatoes, packets of maggi as well as cash to the villagers.

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