Omo Alausa Foundation has paid a courtesy visit to Old People’s Home and Modupe Cole to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them.
Accordingly to the Field Marshall of the foundation, Honorable Amaechi, “Omo Alausa did this to make the people at the Old People’s Home and Modupe Cole feel loved too”.
Omo Alausa Foundation is an NGO saddled with “the responsibility of helping the old and the needy, empowering the youth amongst others. So far, we’ve done Free Health Care at Epe, Renovation of toilets at Ijegun Market, Borehole at Oto Awori and Olorunda LG, Free Health Care at Ikorodu, Say No To Empty Pot during Christmas. This year has started with this, and more are coming”, the Director of Media and Publicity, Oyelara Saheed Adekunle, explained.
The Social Welfare for Old People’s Home appreciated the effort of the foundation when he said, “Firstly we’ll like to appreciate Omo Alausa for having the kind gesture on behalf of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Development, the matron and vice matron of Old People’s Home”.
“Old People’s Home was established in 1921. It’s a place where we take care of the elderly. Before anyone can be admitted, you need to write a letter to the Ministry for approval; home assessment follows, a report will be submitted to the Ministry, which will determine whether they will be admitted. The person bringing the aged must be a taxpayer, employed, submit a statement of account, affidavit and make the necessary payments because it is not free. We have 64 capacity, but about 38 aged ones are here now”.
At Modupe Cole, the Vice Principal Admin, Mrs Cole Omowunmi Adejoke, also appreciated the foundation for showing love to the special children.
She narrated that Modupe Cole was established in 1960 by Late Madam Modupe Cole and, “It started at Babatunde street, Surulere and had to move to the present location because of accommodation issues. When she died, it was passed on to Late Governor Lateef Jakande, and the Lagos State government has run it since then. They are really trying in terms of the needs of the special children even with the fact that they are over 460 in number”.