As part of efforts to celebrate the season of love with the disadvantaged members of the society, Babban Gona, Africa’s largest producer of Maize has donated food and hospital materials to Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home School in Akoka, Lagos.
Speaking at the donation ceremony, the Head, Marketing at Babban Gona, Mr Laolu Oloyede said the donation made was aimed at improving the lives of these disadvantaged members, especially children living with disabilities, which he noted is similar to Babban Gona’s drive to make the lives of its members better.
Laolu said, “We are happy to extend our love and give a spark of hope to the children by providing essential materials to ensure these children thrive. We do not believe that disability is inability, hence, we prefer to emphasize on what these children can do; their abilities, rather than their disability.
Also speaking at the event, the Head, Human Resources at Babban Gona, Mrs. Lily Amao commended Modupe Cole Memorial Home for care given to children, saying there is need to cater for children with special needs. Lily said “It is heart-warming to see the great work done by Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home in helping children with special needs grow into independent and self-reliant adults. As an organization, we are committed to supporting missions such as this, whose objectives align closely with our social mission and values. It is who we are, and what we stand for.”
Expressing his gratitude on behalf of the memorial home, Rev. Adeyemi Cole said “we have to love one another. It is God’s love, love is not meant to be kept within you. When you realize God loves you, you share that love with others and that is the love my late mom had for these kids. The government runs the home and the school, but we run the clinic. The clinic is very important for these special children.
In 2021, Babban Gona through its Givefood.ng initiative partnered with Coca Cola and Union Bank partnered to provide meals to over 12,000 individuals across 13 states spanning across six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. This was achievable through a coalition with leading retail supermarkets such as Shoprite, Spar, Just-Rite, FoodCo, Hubmart and Konga (digital e-commerce platform).