“Charity is an act of kindness where a person who has more than enough of what he or she needs contributes a part of his or her surplus income for the fulfilment of the needs of those who are less capable.” – Kirti Daga
It is against the “surplus income” described by Kirti Daga , that Step Up Foundation took to the streets on Valentines day; Feb 14, 2019 to donate foods, clothings and other relief materials to destitutes, Orphans, Motherless and less privileged in four States (Osun, Kwara, Lagos and Rivers) across Nigeria.
According to the founder of Step Up Foundation, Olatunde Olabisi Hawwau who is a student, a proven child advocate, motivational speaker with great interest in leadership skills and also an agent of positive change said the foundation’s sole aim is empowering women, supporting the less privilege and promoting youth participation in Nation building with basic educational tools (SDG 4 – Quality Education).
Mostly constituted by students and fresh graduates, Step Up Foundations which is a non Governmental Organization held this year edition tagged Project-VAL (Voluntary Alms for the Less Privileged) and donated money, gently used clothes, mosquito nets, cooked and raw foods, shoes and other edibles.
Step Up Foundation partnered with Nigerianthem (a non-profit organization) and Young African Leaders Forum.
Speaking on the success of the project, Convener of Step up Foundation,who is very passionate about good governance and transparency, said it is important to state that members and volunteers raised money and materials from stipends given to them by parents, friends, progressive like minds or small incomes made from petty works. If a laudable project like this can be well supported by governments, private and individuals, it will go a long way to ensure that the vision of realizing a better society is attained.
Project-VAL is an annual program and you can be part of next year edition and other meaningful projects that Step Up Foundation embarks on.