The wife of Minister of Transportation, Dame Judith Amaechi in commemoration of her 51th birthday has put a smile on the faces of vulnerable children with donations to two different children’s home.
An act she described as passion because of the joy derived in putting smiles on the face of children.
Speaking to journalists at the end of her visit to Mother Theresa Children’s Home and Victorine Home for Children in Abuja on Thursday, Amaechi explained that apart from having a passion for giving, her visit and donations to the two homes is nothing but a sign of appreciation to God for the opportunity of life.
” I want to thank God for giving me opportunity to see a new day and I want to also thank God for the family, I come from the family of praise, love and sharing, so I think to share with others is the most beautiful thing.
” What else can I say to God, other than to come to a place like this. It is like a ritual to be in the midst of people like this so also is my husband and children. I don’t know what to say but this is what I like doing, this is my passion and so that is why I am here and I feel that it is good to give back to God.
Amaechi noted that the act of giving portrays the practice of her faith- Christianity, and to be Christ-like, one must emulate his styles of actions such as giving cheerfully.
” I also feel that it is a time to show love to those who may not have the kind of privilege that we have. What am I doing? I am practicing the faith that I believe in and that is simply what I am doing here today.
“I thank God because many people have cared for me in my own life too. For instance, I lost my mum at a very tender age and I was given opportunity, if I didn’t what would I have been?
Stating some reasons why the society should recognise the importance of vulnerable children, Amaechi averred that the kids makes up tomorrow and if neglected that form the bane of the society.
” So I am trying to give back as well to the society. How important for the society to recognise vulnerable children? Well to be honest it is a personal thing, it is very important to recognise the fact that the kids make tomorrow, today they are young tomorrow they form the bane of the society, there is nothing any one can do about it.
” Once I was a child, today I am an adult, whatever I was impacted upon, I was going to give back, what I don’t have i can’t give back.
” So the life we show to them today would shapen their future and it would affect the impact in their lives and also affect the impact they will make in the society.
She appreciated the staff and management of the homes for taking good care of the children and encouraged them not to relent their oars in their activities.
The MD of Mother Theresa Children’s Home Catherine Emeagwali and the care givers at Victorine Home for Children thanked the Minister’s wife for her charitable spirit and pray for God to grant her more fruitful years.