Charity, they say begins at home. What a beautiful way to begin the year! The less privileged in Okene, hometown of the Founder Hayat Foundation were not left out of the philanthropic gesture of Her Excellency, Barr Amina Oiza Bello, wife of the Executive Governor, Kogi state.
A high-powered delegation from Hayat Foundation led by Hajia Fati were at Okene on Jan 1, 2019 putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged. The joy of the needy at Okene knew no bounds as the team gave out food and other relief materials in the spirit of giving back and demonstrating love and compassion.
Hayat Foundation Founder Her Excellency, Amina Oyiza Bello during her visit to karama Jiji ; home for people with disabilities paid a courtesy visit to the traditional ruler. She pledged her support to the community saying that her Foundation is not only committed to the well being of the community of disabled people in karama Jiji but through the Foundation’s Economic Empowerment program, that these people will be empowered through vocational skills and for those with talents and trades, the Foundation will support them in translating their talent into wealth creation in order for them to be self reliant and major contributors to nation building. She stressed the need for society to stop discrimination against people with disability but rather to show love and compassion and respect for them.
She also urged government to give people with disability equal right as other citizens without disability. She encouraged the community of people to be confident in themselves and that disability should not be a barrier to them living a purposeful life. She reiterated Hayat Foundation commitment to advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.