In a compassionate gesture, the Worship for Change Foundation, a non-profit organization, has extended a transformative donation of ₦33 million to four schools dedicated to caring for children with disabilities. The heartfelt presentation, which took place on February 6th, 2024, in Lagos, aims to empower these institutions and offer vital support to the underprivileged.
The four beneficiary schools—Joy in Africa Foundation (Asaba), Let Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation (Lagos), Seedo Initiative for Children with Special Needs (Abuja), and To Omo Re Centre for Special Empowerment (Ilorin)—each received ₦8.25 million, channeling hope and resources to those in need.
The generous funds were raised through the Green Worship Benefit concert, a star-studded event held on October 2nd, 2023, featuring renowned Nigerian gospel artists Nathaniel Bassey, Tope Alabi, Cobhams Asuquo, and Waje.
Worship for Change has demonstrated its commitment to making a positive impact by raising over ₦120 million for 38 charities, catering to thousands of orphans and children with special needs in Nigeria.
Wale Adenuga, Chief Responsibility Officer of Worship for Change and a gospel artist, expressed the organization’s dedication to supporting vulnerable children, especially those with special needs. He stated, “These children are special, and God cares deeply for them.”
Adenuga appreciated the individuals and corporate donors worldwide, emphasizing the collective effort that led to the success of the initiative. He assured stakeholders of transparency and accountability, pledging ongoing monitoring to ensure effective utilization of the funds. “We will follow up closely to verify that the money is used as intended, addressing the specific needs outlined by each school,” he affirmed.
The emotion-laden donation ceremony featured heartfelt testimonies from founders of the benefiting schools. Mrs. Kawan Aondofa-Anjira, founder of the Seedo Initiative, shared poignant experiences raising children with cerebral palsy, addressing societal stigma and discrimination. Tobiloba Ajayi, founder of Let Cerebral Palsy Kids Learn Foundation, echoed the sentiment, emphasizing the societal challenges faced by children with special needs.
The impactful testimonials resonated deeply with the audience, highlighting the crucial role these schools play in nurturing and empowering children with special needs. Rev. Samuel Abiodun Ajayi, a beneficiary representing To Omo Re Centre, expressed immense gratitude, stating, “This donation is a godsend; we were facing numerous challenges, and this will make a significant difference.” The Worship for Change Foundation’s donation stands as a beacon of hope, illuminating the path to a brighter future for special needs children across Nigeria.