I have read about Helen Keller, the woman who lived being blind, deaf and dumb. I never meant anyone close to this description until I went with one of my team The Have You Eaten Foundation; to FAVID HOME for disabled children. (Thanks Laju Iren for the opportunity).
I met children; blind, deaf, lack of speech, and some with 3 in 1 most with mental disability making them incapable of expressing themselves, brought there by family members, some abandoned and brought by the police.
Although this was my second experience on an outreach like this. with the foundation. But this home moved me. Sometimes I think I have passion for humanity, until I meet some people with proven results and I realise I’m just a learner in this ‘business’ (well the young shall grow).
When we got there, to my surprise we meant everybody, seating outside waiting for us ….. With very limited resources; the founder of this home has focused on his vision (given to him by God), to help the helpless. He has consistently cared and trained children with mental and physical disability for about 20 years for free in his own home giving them academic and technical training also.
The part that really moved me, was when he took us to the building still in construction; which is being designed as a school to train the children, whether, blind, deaf, lame or physical disabled, All trainings would be on technical area (and for free).
We gave food items, money and made prayers.
But the work is not over, we are definitely going back to give some more (you can join us in this).
With very limited resources he and his family (his wife must be awesome) support these Children.
Nobody pays him, he was even smiling while taking us round ….
“If there’s something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action.”