Undergraduate Feeds Beggars On The Streets Of Anambra
Inspired by the need to alleviate the growing poverty and hunger on the streets of Anambra State, Ejike Favour Chiagozie of Favour Sams foundation with a large number of her team members took to the streets to feed the less privileged and homeless people in Anambra State on Sunday 18th of November, 2018.
The foundation, according to Ejike Favour who is an undergraduate of Law in Chukwuemeka Odumegwu University, Igbaraim Anambra State, was born out of the need to help the beggars, challenged, needy women and struggling families in the society through health advocacy, empowerment, support programs, health and food outreach as a measure to mitigate the menace of hunger-related crimes in Anambra State.
Speaking after the tour, Ejike Favour expressed her Joy following the success of the tour, saying:
“I give God the Glory for the success we recorded today through our foundation, we were able to feed more than 450 beggars as we toured the streets of Nnewi, Awka and Onitsha, we gave them food, clothes, drinks, toiletries, money and other items.
I never knew a plate of rice can ignite happiness, the smiles I saw on the faces of the beggars today gave me fulfillment and great pleasure doing this charitable work.
While expressing optimism on the determination of her foundation to achieve its target in the area of taking beggars off the street, she said,
“The vision of the foundation is to bring the Beggars to everyone one’s doorstep. Mother Theresa, the ancient charity guru, once said “You don’t need to feed a hundred people, just feed one person and you have touched a hundred lives.”
“Operation Feed the Beggars is dedicated to creating a platform where every member of the society gets an opportunity every year to change a person’s life through their enormous contributions and participation.
“Our vision also is not only to feed beggars, we are looking in the area of engaging in health advocacy, empowerment, support programs for the beggars, we want to take beggars off the street through education and making them meaningfully engaged in other for them to be productive citizens in this country.”
She, therefore, appealed to corporate organizations and institutions to support the foundation.
“This is a foundation that will impact directly on the welfare of the poor, security and economy of our country.
“Individuals are also urged to support the foundation,” Favour added.
Speaking further, Favour urged and encouraged individuals especially the privileged one to cultivate the habit of giving.
She said: “It is time we play down on living in materialism and engaging in frivolous and expansive living.
“I wonder the Joy we have when we buy expansive cars and build houses worth billions, yet we have millions of people who are begging in the same country.”
She finally thanked her sponsors and her entire team for their contributions,
“I want to appreciate my Mother, Ejike Kate, for her moral and financial contributions.
“I specially appreciate my sponsors, Cornel Charles Onwujiuba, CEO. SkyTour Oil/Lubricants, Dr. Famex, Chinedu Onodugo, Chumek hospital and maternity Awka, KC Onuorah, Sir. Okeke Kingsley, Batyeosky Enterprise, Vine Signatures, Tiana Events and my entire team.
“May the Almighty God bless them.”
“I believe that this foundation will inspire individuals and the society to develop a culture of love and care for one another, especially for the poor,” she concluded.
One of the sponsors of the foundation, Ejike Divine, the CEO of Vine Signatures, while speaking, commended Ejike Favour for setting up the foundation.
He urged individuals to support her.