In the spirit of a brand new year, Kiitan Foundation embraced a day filled with compassion, purpose, and the unwavering desire to make a difference. On January 3, 2024, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, the foundation embarked on a heartwarming mission to distribute wheelchairs in Ibadan, Oyo state, offering a renewed sense of mobility and hope to those who need it the most. Two remarkable institutions, Mercy of God Home for the Less Privileged and Agbedare Home for Children with Special Needs in Oyo State (Ibadan), became the focal points for this extraordinary day of giving.
The day commenced at 10:30 am as the team gathered all the mobility aids, ready to embark on a journey that would leave lasting impressions. The first destination was the Mercy of God Home for the Less Privileged. At this warm and welcoming place, six mobility aids found new homes. The scene was both heartening and heartbreaking as numerous children with cerebral palsy, without proper aids, lay on the floor. The director of the home expressed immense gratitude for the donation, highlighting the challenges they face due to minimal support from the public and government. In a keen moment, she shared her initial skepticism, recounting past promises made by others that were left unfulfilled. Her heartfelt plea extended beyond wheelchairs, seeking future support for essential items like diapers and food. The foundation left Mercy of God Home with not just gratitude but also prayers and warm refreshments.
The second stop of this journey was Agbedare Home for Children with Special Needs – a haven for kids with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other disabilities. Seven mobility aids brought smiles and newfound possibilities to these resilient children. The director, joyous and grateful, guided the team through the home, offering insights into the various therapies and showcasing the classes and sleeping spaces. As pictures were taken with the available kids, the impact of the day became palpable. At 3:06 pm, the distribution came to an end, but the echoes of joy and gratitude lingered on.
“Wheels of Hope” became more than just a distribution event – it was a testament to the power of collective goodwill and the need to continuously show compassion. Kiitan Foundation, through these simple yet transformative acts, planted seeds of hope and mobility, sowing the promise of a brighter future for those we touched. The day closed with not just the distribution of wheelchairs but with hearts filled with the warmth of gratitude, the joy of giving, and the realization that, indeed, every act of kindness holds significant value.
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