The Ark of Refuge Orphanage, Kubwa, has appealed for support from philanthropists and donors across the country to discharge its responsibilities.
Evelyn Ajuyah, Proprietress of the orphanage, made the appeal in an interview when she said that the orphanage has embarked on an expansion project at its permanent site to accommodate more abandoned children.
Ajuyah explained that the home now had a large population of abandoned babies, necessitating the expansion project at its permanent site on Arab Road Chikakore, Kubwa.
“As a result of the increment in the number of children at the orphanage, their present home can no longer accommodate them so the orphanage is embarking on a project to expand the home.
“The orphanage is the last resort for abandoned children, so efforts need to be put in place to ensure that they stay comfortably and happily.
“The project which is on-going at Arab Road Chikakore, Kubwa, will be the permanent site for the orphanage and so it will accommodate a larger number of children.’’
She also noted that the orphanage since its inception had no record of ritualists who come under the pretense of childlessness to adopt children.
She said that the home had recorded several children that had been adopted, describing the adoptees as “children of God doing just fine with their foster parents”.
She added that no mistake was made in the choice of name, as the orphanage has recorded “a huge progress” over the years with increasing number of friends, partners and volunteers responding to their needs.