Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has come to the aid of a young man, Joseph Ogwuche, a sole survivor of a ghastly motor accident that claimed the lives of members of his entire family, rendering him forlorn and homeless.
The telco also provided support for two kids, Hosea and Iswu Gajere, victims of a hit- and-run accident.
These two inspiring stories will be the focus this Sunday, 14th February 2016 on Africa Magic Channel 151 by 7.30-8.00pm, as the on-going Airtel Touching Lives enters episode 5. Viewers will see how Airtel offered practical support to Ogwuche and the Gajere children.
Repeat shows will be televised on Africa Magic Family 154 on Saturdays8pm to 8.30pm; Africa Magic Urban on Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.00pm; AIT on Sundays by 6.30pm to 7pm; NTA on Wednesdays by 8.30pm to 9.00pmand Arewa 24 TV on Sundays by 7.00pm to 7.30pm.
Last weekend in episode 4, relief came to the Salisu kids in the north who lost father and two mothers when their mud house collapsed, exposing all the children to severe hardship and homelessness. In the story, which is a follow-up on the season 1, Airtel fulfilled its promise by building a three-bedroom bungalow for the children.
Also in episode 4, Airtel promised to bankroll the much needed heart surgery of both Hannah and Moses Enakrakpor, who were confronted with life-threatening heart problems since their parents lacked the financial capacity.
Since it started airing five weeks ago, the Touching Lives Season 2 programme has featured highly motivating and inspiring stories. Apart from touching the lives of beneficiaries, the programme has beenpromoting the spirit of giving, self-sacrifice and love among Nigerians.
During the launch in January in Abuja, the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, urged other Nigerians to emulate Airtel in reaching out to the downtrodden, hard to reach, internally displaced persons and other Nigerians in need of help.
“Support for those suffering and underprivileged should not be left in the hands of Airtel alone. It is the responsibility of us all. I was particularly touched by the Season 1 story of the Chime family whose children suffered various forms of physical disabilities. It shows that more attention and concern need to be shown to the less privileged people who are part of the society.
“We are told that the colour of love is red. But the red of the heart needs to stop the river of red, the river of blood that flows in this land,” she said.