Airtel Touching Lives, a corporate social responsibility initiative, has helped a child with corrective heart surgery and another with a scholarship.
One of the children suffers from a congenital heart condition, while the other is an orphan who is a victim of HIV/AIDS.
Six-year-old Hannah Enakrakpor was born with a heart defect that makes breathing hard after walking a few steps.
“Our daughter is dying, I don’t want to lose my daughter,” said her father, Andrew Enakrakpor.
“To keep Hannah alive we must pay for an expensive heart surgery in India, but I don’t have that kind of money.”
Simbiat Taiwo, a nine-year-old, who currently lives with her indigent 80-year-old mother in Ikaro Akoko, Ondo state, got a scholarship worth N1 million from Airtel Touching Lives.
Taiwo lost her parents when she was six-years-old, and in 2014, doctors discovered that she had HIV.
Asides that, Airtel Touching Lives will also pay Taiwo’s grandmother’s rent for two years.
Wana Udobang hosts the CSR initiative which is in its third season.
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