Sunday, 13 September 2020

C'Riverian led African Students in the diaspora to donate relief material to less privilege home in Estonia

Ukorebi Esien | 5th September 2020

It is widely known and believed that Cross Riverians are naturally very hospitable people, they are filled with love and compassion. That was exactly what Daniel Ita, an Alumnus of the Cross River University of Technology demonstrated when he led African students in the Diaspora to show love and humanity to he less privileged in Estonia. 

Daniel an indigene of Odupkani Local Government Area of Cross River who emerged president of African Students in Estonia sometime last year, had thought it wise that as the world struggles to recover from the effect of the global pandemic which has brought untold hardship all over the world, it was necessary to for Students of African extraction schooling in Estonia, to contribute their quota in helping humanity cope with the effect of the pandemic. 

Therefore, Saturday 5th September 2020 saw the black students donating relief materials and meals to the less privileged in Tallinn, Estonia. 

The students who carried out the gesture are members of an umbrella body called Association of African Students in Estonia, ( AASE), members of the association volunteered to serve meals to the less fortunate and engaged the church in dialogue about the cultural aspects of the AASE organization. 

While donating the items, Mr. Daniel Ita, who is the President of the Student body said it was necessary to show love to humanity even as the day coincided with the International Day for Charity, the students decided to use the day to demonstrate love and charity to humanity especially in a period when the world is in desperate need for humanitarian, they have made themselves available to fill that gap.

Mr. Ita further disclosed that the organization which he said is a recognized body by the Estonian government has a vision to effectively integrate into the Estonian culture and lifestyle, therefore, it was paramount to contribute to the welfare of the people of Estonia. He further acknowledged the good work of the home keepers, while pledging a routine visit to the home.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Home, the manager expressed appreciation for the items and prayed for God's blessing, she said the visit was indeed ordained by God as it coincided with the day the world was celebrating the anniversary of Mother Theresa who spent her life on earth caring for all.

The orphanage is managed by a catholic church with support for clothing, food, and spiritual upliftment are being donated by volunteers.

Highlights of the day included a soccer competition among the African Association captioned 'Soccer Splash 2020' which comprised six teams with financial prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winners were team 'C' won the first prize while the president's team (E) came second and Team A came third.

During this global current pandemic, it is important to assist others who have been affected and offer a solution in order to maintain unity among members of society. We the AASE group invite others to participate in this initiative of helping and supporting.