Posted on Nov 29, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018 was the day members of Rotary Club Mushin Golden under the umbrella of Rotary International, District 9110 stormed Lagos Cheshire Home for the Physically Challenged in Mushin, Lagos state.
 
The club President, Rotarian David Chidozie and other members of the club led the District Governor, Rotarian Kola Sodipo to the home with food items and toiletries such as rice, detergent, noodles, beverages, toilet papers, among other items which were donated to the home.
 
This is not the first time the club which seems to have taken the home as a yearly signature project site, will be visiting the home with donations.
Rotarian Chidozie, while speaking to the excited occupants and management of the home, noted that “this is part of what we do in Rotary- fighting hunger.”
DG Sodipo addressed the management of the home, “I always feel happy when I see people that take it upon themselves to provide help for people with disabilities. It’s not their fault. Nobody will pray to be disabled. You can never quantify the amount of food that will be needed here so we want to appeal to you to accept this token from us and also encourage you to continue being there for them.”
 
Addressing the Rotarians, Pastor Mrs Olanrewaju Adeola, the Public Relations Officer for the home narrated a brief history of the home. “This home was founded in 1961 by Leopard Cheshire. Late Justice Sir, Adetokunbo Ademola helped us acquire this home. The Cheshire home is located in Ibadan, Lagos, Enugu, Orlu, and Port Harcourt.
 
“We had to extend to home to accommodate other mental disabilities such as autism. Most of our children attend Modupe Cole Memorial School. We offer rehabilitative care, provide accommodation for them, take them to and fro school. We also feed them 365/366 days a year”, she continued.
 
“The Lagos state rule is that we must have persons with disability as part of the management team so we have two of them. We also give them vocational training such as shoe making, among others. I know that one of the cardinal points of Rotary is reaching out to indigent people. We have produced two graduates, we have one final year students and we also have those working already”, she concluded.
DG Sodipo addressed the management of the home, “I always feel happy when I see people that take it upon themselves to provide help for people with disabilities. It’s not their fault. Nobody will pray to be disabled. You can never quantify the amount of food that will be needed here so we want to appeal to you to accept this token from us and also encourage you to continue being there for them.”
 
Speaking further, he said, “You have done something great by not only providing them with accommodation and feeding but also giving them vocational training."
Two new female members were inducted into the club by the DG.