By Fidelis Onakpoma, December 30, 2020, news/comments
ABRAKA-The CEO of Pax Bonum Foundation for the Needy, Very Rev. Fr. Paul Arinze Obi (JP), has reiterated his commitment to caring for the less privileged ones in the society. This, the foundation demonstrated at the Christmas season by giving food items and clothes to beneficiaries at Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.
Meanwhile, the Catholic priest had said that the organization was initiated based on his strong passion to the welfare of the under privileged within and outside the environment. He stressed furher that PAX Bonum is committed to promoting sustainable development goals in the areas of No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Decent Work, and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.
“Over two years, the organization has consistently empowered people by offering a scholarship in furtherance of education, trained people on skills acquisition, and development of strategies for self-employment”, Fr. Obi said.
A statement by the Assistant Secretary to the Organization, Emese Andrew established that the Christmas give-away is a milestone project driven by the organization in helping people regardless of their religion, ethnicity, or background to support their livelihoods. Stressing that the economic challenge aroused by the COVID-19 pandemic has multiplied the increasing rate of poverty and hunger in our society.
In an interview with one of the beneficiaries, Mama Ogbe Margaret, she expressed gratitude to Pax Bonum Foundation, emphasizing the need for the organization to remain committed to its core goals in reaching out to the needy. “My pikin, I dey happy oo; na them go make me chop Christmas food tomorrow, we dey thank them, make God bless them in Jesus name”, she hinted
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