Obiano’s wife rallies support for the less privileged

The First Lady of Anambra State, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, has called on Ndi Anambra, especially the wealthy and people of goodwill, to devote time and part of their resourc­es to caring and helping the less privileged mem­bers of the society, partic­ularly the physically chal­lenged, in order to assist them in conquering their challenges.
Mrs Obiano made the call yesterday during a special birthday party for physically challenges persons at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.
In attendance at the party were persons with disabilities, including the blind, deaf and dumb, the visually impaired and paraplegic students; mostly from special edu­cation centres like Bas­den Memorial Special School, Isulo, and other centres in the state.
Speaking at the occa­sion, Mrs Obiano said that the party was a ges­ture to give her guests, a sense of belonging; add­ing that nothing com­pares to the fulfilment she gets from putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged in the so­ciety.
“I am always happy being with the people with one form of dis­ability or another – the blind, deaf and dumb, physically challenged”, she pointed out.
According to her, “There is not much dif­ference between those of us who have no physi­cal challenges and them once they are given the necessary support to overcome their chal­lenges. I call on Ndi Anambra, especially the wealthy, to help. Apart from direct support, such philanthropists can also collaborate with the Caring Family Enhance­ment Initiative (CAFÉ), an initiate which I have set up purposely to as­sist the needy in our so­ciety”.