As part of activities marking the 2015 International Day for Families, a Non-Governmental Organization, Sure Smiles Women and Children Advocacy Initiative, over the weekend donated food items, clothes as well as educational materials to less privileged families in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
The occasion which brought together various families provided opportunity for the NGO to remind the households of the important roles parents ought to play in the redirection of the society, by inculcating in their off-springs good manners and conduct that would better the Nigerian society.
President and Founder of the NGO, Mrs. Chioma Udegbonam, while addressing the over 150 women and children at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kabusa village in Abuja Municipal, said that the essence of the occasion was to rekindle the love and unity in the family circle, and more importantly, to remind the parents, especially the mothers of their place in the various stages of children growth and development.
“It is our sincere hope that when there is peace at the family level, the society will obviously be better for it,” she stressed.
She further noted that Sure Smiles Women and Children Advocacy Initiative has over the years, focused its attention on human, material and mental development of the less privileged in the society, especially women and children.
Meanwhile, a member of St. Anthony Parish Council, Kabusa, Mr. Vincent Uzodinma in an interview with our correspondent, commended the group for its extraordinary love and care towards the needy in the society.
He enjoined government at all levels to encourage and support genuine nonprofit organisations like Sure Smiles Women and Children Advocacy Initiative in catering for the wellbeing of the less privileged in Nigeria.
“If at her level as an individual she can mobilise for these items as well as organise a health education class for them to educate the women on the need to take care of their health, then she can be trusted as well as supported by the government to do more,” he advocated.
In the same vein, one of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Nkechi Onyenka, expressed delight over the kind gesture towards the less privileged in the society by the NGO, adding that the periodic financial and material help by the NGO has contributed to uplifting their standard of living, as well as discouraging them from engaging in any kind of begging.
Meanwhile, the NGO in its usual practice distributed items to children, including school bags and writing materials, while clothing and assorted food stuff were equally distributed to women.

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