Worship For Change Donates N33 Million To Support Special Needs Children
In a bid to give back to society and bring smiles to the faces of people with special needs, Worship for Change (WFC), a non-profit organization foundation committed to raising awareness and support for charities that care for orphans and children with special needs, presented the sum of N33 million on Tuesday, February 6, 2023. This amount was the proceeds from its Green Worship benefit concert held on October 2nd, 2023.
The beneficiaries include Let Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation, Joy in Africa Foundation, To Omo Re Centre for Special Empowerment, and The Seedo Initiative for Children with Special Needs.
They were all presented with the sum of who benefitted the sum of N8.250 million each by the Worship for Change foundation.
WFC’s Green Worship concert in 2023 featured some of Nigeria’s finest gospel artists, including Nathaniel Bassey, Tope Alabi, Moses Bliss, Cobhams Asuquo, Waje, AnEndlessOcean, Greatman Takit, E Daniels, Gbenga Adenuga, David Nkennor, Kng James, Grace Levites, and the host, Wale Adenuga. The concert also featured Bob Fitts, an international guest artist, and was anchored by Ayo Mairo-Ese and SACO.
In his address, Mr. Wale Adenuga, a popular gospel music minister and the Chief Responsibility Officer for WFC, emphasized that the beneficiaries are special individuals, and starting the foundation was a response to God’s concern for them.
“WFC is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness and support for charities that care for orphans and children with special needs. Although we dreamed of raising 100 million, we are not there yet, but we believe that we will get there.”
Adenuga urged people to support those with special needs, emphasizing that the government cannot do it alone.
“I think we have enough people in society that can make a difference; that is you and I. I used to tell people not to fly business class instead of first class; that difference can make a huge impact. It’s just about a little inconvenience to yourself and being a better person to society.”
Adenuga also acknowledged his fellow trustees and expressed gratitude to everyone who donated to the cause. He thanked Mr. Ramon Nasir for his kind assistance and all the artists who performed at the event without charge.
The beneficiaries which imclude Rev. Samuel Abiodun Ajayi, founder of ‘To Omo Re Centre for Special Empowerment,’ expressed gratitude for the financial support and prayed for the Wale Adenuga Foundation.
Also, Mrs. Joy Okonjor of Joy in Africa Foundation, another beneficiary, noted that she was also a beneficiary in the 2020 edition and shared plans to acquire their property for a bigger space.
Mrs. Kawan Aondofa-Anjira from the Seedo Initiative for Children with Special Needs expressed deep gratitude for the financial support, particularly mentioning the need for transportation for the children in her care.
Tobiloba Ajayi from Let Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation, who also received financial support, shared her personal journey as an adult living with cerebral palsy and highlighted the foundation’s efforts to provide education and support for children with similar conditions.