Tiyumba Hope Foundation, a charitable nongovernmental organization with focus on education, healthcare and economic empowerment of widows, orphans and vulnerable groups has donated food items to the vulnerable for this year’s Eid-ul Adha celebration.
The items included packaged cooked food, verna mineral bottle water, assorted drinks and biscuits to the Nyohani Children’s orphanage and the Kpawumo Children’s home in the Sagnarigu municipality.
The foundation also gave fresh meat and other items to some poor widows at Datoyili and Kambong-nayili under Tamale metropolis.
It further distributed some of the food items to beggars on the major streets of Tamale to commemorate the Islamic festivities.
Executive Director of the foundation Madam Fadila Fuseini highlighted the activities of the organization which include free health screening, education and reaching out deprived and less privileged communities.
She said the donation was one of their outreach programmes to support the vulnerable groups in the region, especially as Muslims across the globe celebrated the Eid-ul Adha festival.
Madam Fadila added that the gesture is christened, “Dinning with Orphans” and explained this is an annual activity of the foundation to put smiles on the faces of orphans, widows and other vulnerable groups in the society.
The Tiyumba Hope Foundation Executive Director told THE CUSTODIAN that the little support is their widows might for these less privileged groups to also enjoy the celebration.
She said this is something the foundation does annually but bemoaned that inadequate resources always impede their ability to cover more people.
This notwithstanding, Madam Fadila commended producers of the Verna mineral water who supported with several bottles of water to augment the items distributed to people.
She said it is always exciting and joy seeing smiles on the faces of the beneficiaries with the few items they always present to the orphans, widows and beggars.
According to her, the foundation is determined to make an impact in the lives of these groups since it is important and necessary to make them feel love and part of the society.
Madam Fadila mentioned some of the goals Tiyumba Hope Foundation seeks to achieve, which include Zero Hunger, No Poverty, Quality Education, Gender Equality and Good Health which conforms with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For her part, the Central Manageress of the Nyohani Children’s Home, Mrs. Mawulorm Afelete thanked the Foundation for the donation.
She prayed for the organization to growth far and wide for more vulnerable people to enjoy their charity work.
“So as you are going, we pray that this organization spread all over in this country so that it is not only us but you will visit other people to support them” she prayed.
Mr. Issah Dawuda, Founder of the Kpawumo Children’s Home also expressed gratitude on behalf of the orphans to Tiyumba Hope Foundation.
He however lamented over the deplorable state of the orphanage and appealed to the organization support to them with beds and mattresses to give a facelift to the home that will be conducive for the children.
The excited and elated widows also showered their blessings and prayed to Allah to avail more opportunities and resources to the foundation so that they can also benefit more.