The Elfreeda foundation, a non-profit, non-government, non-political foundation set up with the aim of providing a stabilizing base for homeless women and children to rebuild their lives and to reintegrate them back into the society will be unveiled on Friday, August 11, 2017 in Owerri.
According to Idorenyin Usoro, Director ICT, Media and Publicity, Elfreeda Foundation, the mission of the group is to provide the basic needs for desperate women and children, helping them to build more stable and productive lives, while addressing the causes and consequences of homelessness in Nigeria.
The statement reads in part “Our vision is to create a safe haven where homeless women and children in our society find stability and help rebuild their lives.
“Through providing shelter, we intend to provide a 100 bed temporary facility where homeless women and children are welcomed to and cared for. Every bedding facility here constitutes a mattress, pillow, blanket, bed sheet and power supply is available as well as toilets and bathroom facilities.Homeless women and children can stay for the night or for a maximum of 30 days. They will be provided with a bed and a meal a day. The shelter is open daily from the hours of 6:00pm and closes at 9:00am”
“Since the foundation is giving shelter, definitely there will be a complimentary meal. This meal will come from the Food Bank, which will be domiciled within the facility”
“As we have planned to reintegrate homeless women and children back to the society to live meaningful and productive lives, we have established a Resource Centre where we provide daily guidance, counselling and training for them”
“It is important to note that we cannot achieve utmost success in our dream of enriching lives without the proactive partnership and continued support of well-meaning individuals, organizations, groups and associations” the statement stated
The Official Opening of Elfreeda Foundation will hold on Friday 11thAugust, 2017 at the 5000 capacity hall of the Imo Trade and Investment Centre, Owerri, Imo State. Notable Nigerians, Captains of Industries, leading public figures and Humanitarian Organizations are expected to converge to grace the official unveiling and launch of the Foundation.
The event will herald a new beginning in the lives of homeless women and children in Imo State, Nigeria and Africa.