Elomaz Foundation donates relief materials to IDP camps
By Kelvin Ohoror
Elomaz Foundation, on Wednesday, donated relief materials to flood victims in Odoro Primary School, Isoko South Local Government Area and Alaka Grammar School, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Items presented by the foundation which is owned by APC Delta South Senatorial candidate, Hon Joel-Onowakpo Thomas includes wrappers, cartons of bread, cartons of biscuits, Detol, Soaps, Pampers, Sanitary Pads, Tissue Papers, Wipers, Tea, Rice and Oil.
While addressing Journalists, the Director General of the foundation, Chief Mrs Veronica Odogwu, called on government to step up its intervention strategy and provide what the vulnerable groups will fall back to as the flood gradually recedes, adding that, “flood victims have lost all their means of livelihood and are in critical need of survival.”
She said: “We are here to see the flood victims, to see the little we can do to put smiles on their faces. That’s why we are here and we have been to Odoro, we are now in Alaka Grammar School and we find out that, there are so many people still in Alaka, unlike Odoro Primary School in Oleh.
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“The flood taught us a great lesson, tenants and landlords were all affected that’s why they said we should have soft spot for those around us. Even breastfeeding mothers and children are in IDP camps because their lives were no longer guaranteed in their homes. I heard that some of them living in mud houses all their properties, houses and means of livelihood have been washed away. So what will they fall back to? The experience is terrible. Government should not only think of what they will eat now but what they will fall back to after leaving this camp.”
“Our main aim as a foundation is to wipe away tears from the eyes of the less privileged. Every December, the widows, aged ones and the 3 Orphanage Homes in Isoko nation always come around for Christmas packages, we are looking forward to doing that this December.
“We also give scholarships to brilliant students, especially those without adequate resources to further their education. By April next year we will Pick out the best student from each class for award, we also celebrate our founder’s (Hon Joel-Onowakpo Thomaz) birthday with the Orphanage. The objective is to put smiles on the faces of the less privileged and also empower them through skills acquisition. Because we will soon be getting to that, organizing a skills acquisition for them so that they can be able to feed themselves.”
Responding on behalf of the internally displaced persons at Odoro primary school, Oleh, the women leader of Oleh Community Development Union Mrs Juliana Itewo lauded the chairman of Elomaz Foundation Hon. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas for his kind gesture to ameliorate the suffering of internally displaced persons and pray that God will bless and Grant the donor his heart desire come 2023.
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