Group empowers 3,000 widows, elderly women, orphans in Anambra

August 1, 2021
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Group empowers widowsDr Stanley Uzochukwu, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Stanel Group, over the weekend, empowered about 3,000 widows, elderly women and orphans with cash, food, and gift items in honour of his birthday celebration.

This is coming barely few months after youths of different ages including students benefited from a similar gesture, as part of efforts to help grow their businesses, academics and cushion the economic impact of COVID-19 and other economic challenges facing the country at the moment.

Tribune Online gathered that the items, distributed included, a brand new Toyota car to physically challenged persons, live cows to widow and orphanage groups, thousands of bags of rice, wrappers, indomie Noddles, groundnut oil, salt, toiletries, writing materials, exercise books for school children, loaves of bread and five thousand copies of Bible.

Speaking at the event held at Stanel World in Awka, Anambra State capital, Dr Uzochukwu, said the humanitarian outreaches to widows, orphans, prisons and other less privileged persons in the society is a practice he had sustained for over 12 years, starting from Jos, Plataeu State.

According to him, “What you are seeing today is a practice we have sustained for over 12 years. For me, it is a direct inspiration from God. The money expended on these gift items would have been used for drinks and other things as one of the speakers said but, I am not ignorant of the fact that this is a trying time for many people. Life is not just about income but about the impact on the lives of people who are in need.

“Life is not in the duration of how long you live but is in the donations you made into your society. Life is not how long but how well we have lived it. We have decided that we want to make an impact in the lives of people by the mercy of God with the little time we have on Earth and we will continue to pursue and live the dream.

“Today I am extremely excited that we have reached out to almost all the orphanage homes in Anambra state today. We also have the prison outreachs going on; we have all the windows from all the Churches in Anambra State (the Catholic, Anglican Church and all other denominations) operating in the state.

“It gives me so much joy to see lives transformed especially our youths, the young ones. Today, you only see people reaching out to youths when they want to use them for personal gains while destroying them and we keep on complaining about our societal ill.

“We need to show the young ones that we love them and that we care about their futures. Like I said earlier, among all the gifts that I gave them today, the Bible is the greatest! The Bible is a manual for human living. Every other thing (the wrappers, the food items, cows, the car, money, etc,) will all finish but there is one thing that won’t run out in their lives – the Word of God that I have to give them today. As they leave here today the presence of God will go with them and we also pray for more opportunities for employment to be able to do more.

“My advice to the recipients of these gifts is everything they see here today is powered by God and they shouldn’t forget the Bible given to them that I said it is the manual for living,” he admonished.

Testifying on behalf of Plateau State widows and orphanage groups, Mrs Hanatu Danladi, gave mind-blowing testimony of how Uzochukwu had been impacting and investing in the lives of widows and orphans in Plateau State consistently for the past 12 years.

Mrs Danladi noted that the benefactor, for the past 12 years, had been celebrating with widows and orphans three times (December, Easter and July 30th being his birthday) in Plateau State, every year.

“He celebrates with us, the widows and orphans three times yearly in Plateau State. He also empowers widows with cash donations in hundreds of thousands and millions to start-up businesses of their choice. Some of them are doing well today,” she added.

She also said that in Plateau State, many widows had given their lives to Christ through the Stanel Boss good works for humanity.

“In Plateau State, many widows have given their lives to Christ because of Dr Stanley Uzochukwu humanitarian works and love for us, the widows and orphans”.

“I never dream of entering an aeroplane or coming to the Eastern part of Nigeria but today, Dr Uzochukwu, has made these seeming impossibilities possible. I came to Awka with an aeroplane and already enjoying the Eastern environment,” Danladi enthused.

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