‘It’s challenging operating
Catherine Emeagwali is the eldest daughter of the founder of Mother Theresa Orphanage, Gwarinpa, the late Yeye Bolanle Dare. In this interview with Aso Chronicle, she said filling her late mother’s shoes has been challenging. She however said the home is keeping its head above waters and there are plans to move to a permanent site in Kubwa.
I have run this orphanage for two years since mum’s death
The challenge we face is mainly the financial aspect because we have children who go to school. Every child that talks and walks goes to school and we have to pay school fees and we liaise with the school to give us discount.
We also have to pay the staff because they are not volunteers and we have to maintain the home by providing food and other basic needs such as toiletries etc.
We are a non-governmental, nonprofit organisation. My late mother founded this and she got support from friends, some organisations and sometimes, the government.