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Photos: Chris-Dashe Empowerment Initiative Empowers Less Privileged in Mikang LGA, Plateau State

In its commitment to reduce poverty and crime to minimum level, Chris-Dashe Empowerment Foundation today Saturday 14th March, 2020 made extraordinary stride to put smiles on the faces of about 50 widows, orphans and the less privileged in Mikang LGA of Plateau State by empowering them with items that will assist their them to enhance better and meaningful lives as well as in turn impact the society positively by assisting others.

Executive Director of Chris-Dashe Empowerment Initiative, Q.S Bitrus Na'angurum Christopher said he is more delighted than the beneficiaries being used of God to render assistance the less privileged in the society and charged others to be generous to the needy in order to reduce the rate of poverty and crime bedevilling the Nation.

He said he feel delighted and fulfilled impacting lives from what he earns as salary.

Mr. Christopher said the struggle to lift more citizens out of extreme poverty is an indictment on everyone who can afford three square meals a day.
He posited that government is legally responsible, while everyone is morally responsible.

"We must look at this poverty situation with utmost priority and show concern no matter how little it maybe" he posited.
He said Chris-Dashe Foundation Empowerment Initiative is committed to touch the lives of orphans, widows and the downtrodden in the society to give them a sense of belonging.
He said he is aware of the challenges being faced by Orphans and widows being fatherless.

He underscored the essence of empowering widows as being key to breaking the vicious cycle of poverty in the Nigeria and reducing it to minimal level.
"It is also important in helping the Widows overcome temptations from those men who want to take advantage of them"

"When Women prosper, everyone around them benefits and the community at large is positively impacted"

"Their children can also be able to get an education and contribute to their communities" Mr. Christopher said.

He said empowering skilled individuals especially Tailors and Barbers who are some of the beneficiaries has a lot of benefits to offer to the society.
"Every single of us is unique and each person lives differently. Everyone has resources, everyone has skills, personality and experience that deserve to be discovered and nurtured"
"We are gathered here today because we believe that every little effort can yield big. An individual effort can yield big hence our slogan, one man, many efforts"

"I call on all of us here to eschew selfishness and greed and imbibe the habit of generosity" he said.

He said they are giving the items from the bottom of their hearts with greater joy and fulfillment without any condition whatsoever attached to it.
He charged the beneficiaries to make good use of the items presented to them to better their lives, those of others around them and the society, discouraging them from selling the items which he said will defeat the objectives of the gesture.

He said the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Mr. Innocent Da'ang will lead a committee to monitor, assess and ensure proper and judicious use of the items by the Beneficiaries.

Chris-Dashe Empowerment Initiative has empowered 50 persons (Widows, Orphans and Downtrodden) in Qua'anpan LGA of Plateau State, drilled two hand pump boreholes in Kwande and Kwalla Districts all in Qua'anpan LGA, supported 30 Widows of SS Peter and Paul Parish in Abuja, supported Orphanage home in Kwa, Qua'anpan LGA and sponsored a local wrestling competition in Jepjan Namu, Qua'anpan LGA, Plateau State.

The Philanthropist said they will do similar empowerment in Shendam LGA, other LGA in Plateau State, the entire State, Niger State and all over Nigeria to touch and impact lives positively. He said he is emulating his late Dad, Mr. Chris Dashe who was a Philanthropist all his life.

Touched when a teenage Orphan, Miss Lapket Ntuat from Baltep Tunkus District came out to receive her item, the Executive Director gave her cash for her education and admonished her to take her studies seriously in order to add value to the society in the future.

Those who spoke in their separate remarks appreciated Chris-Dashe Empowerment Initiative for the laudable gesture and admonished him not to get tired in impacting humanity and the society.

They said many advantaged persons are not generous as the Executive Director who out of his earnings is empowering people to attain their full potentials.

Mikang LGC Chairman who was represented by Mr. Haruna John Tamah, Director of Research and Documentation of the Council commended the gesture and admonished those with the means to emulated Q. S Christopher in lifting the people out of poverty on order to live better, more productive and meaningful lives.

He called on the beneficiaries to make judicious and effective use of the items presented to them and remain peaceful and patriotic.

The Chairman of Mikang LGC said the Council will partner with the NGO to better the lives of the people.

The beneficiaries who couldn't hide their joy appreciated the Philanthropist gesture and promised to put the items to good use to better their lives, others and the society. They prayed God to continue to open greater doors to the Donor so he can reach more people and impact humanity positively.

The event took place at Singapore Hall Tunkus Mikang LGA, Plateau State.

The Beneficiaries were drawn across the four (4) Districts in Mikang LGA: Tunkus, Piapung, Garkawa and Koenoem.

Items distributed to beneficiaries were Grinding Machines, Clippers, Generators and Grinding Machines.

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