Hearts of Gold Hospice Presented with Specially Designed Nobel Carpet Rugs
The Hearts of Gold children hospice located in Surulere, Lagos is the home of several kids with severe disabilities some of whom were abandoned by their parents and left to die. For the children, the Hearts of Gold hospice is where they would be adequately taken care of for the rest of their lives.
Mr Jitesh Pamnani, General Manager, Lucky Fibres, makers of Nobel Carpets, the largest manufacturer of carpets and rugs in the whole of West-Africa, was at the hospice recently to donate specially designed colourful carpets intended to captivate young children. The carpets are inscribed with the letters of the alphabets and numbers.
“When I got to know about this orphanage and that people here can’t really move out of this place, we thought about how we can beautify their lives. We have kids range of products that have the English alphabets on the carpet; we also have numbers 1, 2, 3 on the carpets. It is a colourful carpet. It is a combination of colours, which can beautify their lives. Because as they are not going out, not looking around the city, at least we can bring to their doorstep, under their roof, those kinds of carpets which will enhance and beautify their lives. In a way, they can also educate themselves. If anybody around can tell them ‘this is A’; ‘this is B’; these letters can be in their minds,” Mr. Jitesh said.
Commenting on the quality of the carpets, Mr. Pamnani stated that Nobel Carpets and rugs have been in Nigeria for about 25 years manufacturing top quality durable carpets and rugs here in Nigeria.
He said, “We produce made in Nigeria carpets and rugs that are of the highest international quality. We can even customize and design carpets to the specifications of the customer. The quality of the rugs and carpets donated today is a reflection of our capabilities”
Speaking at the presentation of the donated items, founder, Hearts of Gold Children Hospice, Mrs. Laja Adedoyin stated that the home has had a great relationship with the company for quite a long time.
Pamnani was conducted round by the founder of the hospice, who said all the children in their care were abandoned. Many suffer congenital health problems that require surgery and special care – health, education and otherwise.
She told Pamnanai that the hospice cares for children aged 0-5, and shared the touching stories of many of them – including a three-week old HIV Positive baby, and an 11-month old boy whose brain grew abnormally behind his head, had a cleft palate, and was blind. She was quick to point out that these children deserve to be loved and adequately catered for.
She said, “What they have been doing for us is indeed commendable. Over the years, they have been very supportive. We urge other companies to come forward to aid what we are doing here. These rugs and carpets donated will go a long way in enhancing the lives of these children because they are bright and colourful and which aids in learning”.