Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Peace Actor Donates Items to Orphanage to mark Birthday

Arit and Blessing Bassey shortly after the presentation 

A Development expert, and the General Secretary of Partners for Peace In the Niger Delta, Cross River State Chapter, Arit Bassey Ukpong has donated items worth thousands of Naira to the Infant Jesus Orphanage Home along Bateba in Calabar as she marks her Birthday.

Arit who visited the facility with her twin sister Blessing in company of well wishers said the gesture of giving to the needy on her birthday gives her peace of mind and a sense of fulfillment.

Speaking with TDN who contacted her, Arit said; "This is the best birthday of my life despite I didn't celebrate or sit out with friends and family as i have always done in previous years.

"I didn't have money to throw a big ceremony or even sit out with my friends as I've always done in previous years, so i and my twin sister decided to get some items and donate to an Orphanage in appreciation to God for keeping us alive after the death of our mother early this year.

"Sincerely speaking, I feel so joyful, I feel satisfied and fulfilled. This indeed is the best birthday of my life. When the children were praying for us, I just knew this was it, this was the missing link all these years. I am so happy we did it."

"I also want to use this medium in appreciating all those who had showered us with all manners of love ranging from text messages to social media post, gift items etc. God bless you all." She concluded. 

Receiving the Items from the twins on the behalf of the children, the Reverend Sister-in-charge appreciated the gesture and prayed God's blessings on them while calling on the public to emulate the kind gesture. 

As peace agents the twins said they believe their gesture of giving to Orphanage is their own little way of ensuring children who might later constitute nuisance are kept off the streets and given better opportunities to contribute to the society. 
They promised to make it a habit to continually visit the home. 

The Identical twins, Arit and Blessing Bassey Ukpong who were born on the 23rd of August over two decades ago unlike other twins can easily be separately identified as Arit has a dark complexion compared to Blessing's fair complexion. 

While Arit has passion for the Development sector as she currently works with Girls Power Initiative, GPI and also volunteers with Partners for Peace in the Niger Delta as the Cross River State general secretary - a Network given to the promotion of peace and meditation/resolving conflicts across the state, her twin sister Blessing is given to business and entrepreneurship.