Forever Giving Breaks Ground in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria - Forever Giving recently broke ground on its newest project, its first in Nigeria, where the non-profit organization has partnered with Little Saints Orphanage to assist with much-needed repairs to two branches of their facility.

Renovations are underway to repair the boys and girls dormitories in the Lagos neighborhoods of Akowonjo and Abule Egba. Projects include the construction of a new brick partition to prevent rain from flooding their kitchen area and the complete roof and ceiling replacement of their multipurpose hall, which has been leaking for months. Through the donation made by Forever Giving, Little Saints will also be able to purchase four new charcoal cookers, twenty new wardrobes for the boys dormitory and 200 chairs for their common areas, in addition to the aforementioned renovations.

With Forever Giving’s support, these much overdue improvements to Little Saints’ facilities will make it possible for the orphanage to continue the mission of their Founder, Rev. Dele George, to provide a safe, nurturing environment where the children of Lagos can find shelter, care, education, social development and eventual rehabilitation through fostering or adoption - making room for future generations of children in need to have the same opportunity to thrive.

The project is scheduled for completion in November 2011. Gary Shreeve, Vice President of Africa for Forever Living Products, will be in attendance to celebrate the orphanage’s updated facility.

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About Little Saints Orphanage

Home to over 120 abused, abandoned and orphaned children, Little Saints was the first non-governmental, indigenous orphanage to be approved by the Lagos State Government, and it continues to be recognized as one of the most reputable and reliable orphanages registered with them. The success of their three-tiered rehabilitation program results in many orphans going up for adoption & fostering; making room for more underprivileged children, many who are weathering the storms in the streets of Lagos, to have a home and hope. Over one thousand children have benefitted from their program since its inception in 1994.

Learn more about Little Saints Orphanage.