The centre led by German-born Mrs. Hildegard Maria Ebigbo as proprietress, caters for children with special needs that have mild learning disabilities or profound mental retardation; food allergies or terminal illness, received the donation as part of Shoprites’ charity campaign
Shoprite, the leading supermarket chain across Africa with a growing presence in Nigeria, had extended its ‘Help-Change-a-Life” initiative to the Enugu community, when it opened its store in August 2011. The Help-Change-a-Life initiative is Shoprite and its customers’ way of contributing and giving back to the community in which it operates.
It would be recalled that in the last couple of months, the Change-a-life charity campaign has donated over three (3) million Naira to notable voluntary institutions across the nation; and the figures are bound to increase as more and more stores are opened.
In a letter of appreciation to the management of Shoprite, the Proprietress of the school expressed gratitude on behalf of the staffs and students of the home school. “We assure you that the gift vouchers will be conscientiously used for the children with special needs who are trained in our school, and live in our boarding houses.
Mrs. Ebigbo who has been in Nigeria since 1977, set up the Therapeutic Day Care Centre (TDCC), Abakpa Nike, Enugu in January, 1979.