Twelve Persons At Home For The Mentally Challenged, Nteje Head Home After Full Recovery
It is a sweet story that would be retold for a lifetime as twelve persons who were picked up from Anambra streets as mentally deranged and brought to the Anambra State Home for the Mentally Challenged, Nteje finally find their way home after undergoing full recovery processes at the center.
The twelve persons, four women and eight men, all from states outside Anambra State, had been wandering on popular streets around the state until they were brought to the center where their full rehabilitation procedures began.
The rehabilitated persons were also given household materials, foods, cash and equipment to start off any of the vocations they had learned at the centre.
Speaking at the event, the wife of the governor of Anambra State and founder of the charity organization, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative, CAFE, Dr (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano, said that she was excited with the achievements of the centre over the past six years, insisting that every human deserves love irrespective of mental or social state.
Dr ( Mrs) Obiano also said that it was important that the society see those with mental health challenges as redeemable, noting that having learned different skills while at the centre, the rehabilitated persons would be able to cater for themselves and contribute to their family’s and society’s development.
The rehabilitation centre is a social work arm under the Anambra State Ministry of Social Welfare, Children and Women Affairs, but enjoys major support from CAFE.
Since its formal establishment in January, 2015, the centre has rehabilitated a total of one hundred and forty-two persons, of which eighty percent of them are not indigenes of Anambra State.
The current rehabilitated persons are from Osun, Kwara, Enugu, Rivers and Ebonyi states.