Popular philanthropist and founder of one of Nigeria’s leading orphanage homes, Mother Theresa Children’s Home, Yeye Bolanle Dare has died yesterday, Friday January 15, in Abuja.
The news of her death came as a shock to many Nigerians as she was until last week hale and hearty.
Recall that she had hosted the IMF boss, Christine Lagarde who visited the orphanage home in Gwarimpa, Abuja during her four-day visit to Nigeria from January 4 to 7.
A vibrant Yeye Bolanle Dare had during the occasion eulogised the achievement of the many outreaches of Mother Teresa Children’s Foundation, stating that lives have been forever changed through provision of medicine for the sick, shelter and warm meals for the
homeless, and helping poor children gain education.
Also the details surrounding her death still remain sketchy, sources close to the philanthropist confirmed to Nigerian Pilot Saturday that she had complained of stomach upset on Tuesday afternoon and immediately sought medical attention, but she died two days later.
Several Nigerians have since her death continued to eulogise her for her commitment to alleviating the plight of otherwise hopeless children, giving them the chance for quality life.
The Ogun State born had been a permanent feature in the high society. She was a celebrity of a different hue.
Her orphanage, Mother Theresa Children’s Home, was established in December 2007 as a non-profit organisation.
From the 3 babies it began with in 2007, it has grown to cater for about 60 babies, a few of whom have now been adopted.
The orphanage was officially commissioned on December 21, 2007 by the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan.


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