Build a Home | O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation

Build a Home

New Biopko Recreation CentreThe O.B Lulu-Briggs Foundation started its programmes with Care For Life, an intervention aimed exclusively at extending love, physical, spiritual and medical care to senior citizens, living mostly in rural communities.

Our experience with the elderly people showed that because many of them had literally been left ignored in back rooms, they were not integrated into regular community and even social lives and so they were largely bitter, sad and practically waiting for death.

In direct response to this realization and based on the great value we place on our silver haired citizens, a little over 5 years ago, the O.B Lulu-Briggs Foundation embarked on what appeared to be a very tall order for many who did not share our vision.We built the Biokpo Recreational Centre for the Elderly in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Today, every day of the week, this ultra modern 2 storey building plays host of about 50 elderly men and women. They are transported to the centre, given a nutritional meal; they can play games, chat with friends and take a nap if they wish to.

The change this Recreational Centre has brought to the lives of our senior citizens is amazing. Now they feel integrated into happenings in the communities. They can catch up with friends they had long lost hope of seeing again. And for many of them, the bitterness, sadness and sense of abandonment is gone.

Abua Home

The Abua Recreational Centre for the Elderly was a project and we daresay, it has been a very successful pilot project which has proven the feasibility of the concept. Our goal is to encourage people and corporate organizations to build replicates of this centre in as many other communities as possible and by so doing, spread the oasis of love and care for the elderly all across Nigeria.

What Can You Do?

As a corporate organization, caring community or public spirited individual, you can fully or aprtially underwrite the cost of providing a Recreational Centre for the Elderly in a community of your choice. You can provide land or part / fully sponsor the construction costs.

What Can We Do?

We have produced a prototype of a contemporary Recreational Centre, with well appointed rooms, designed specially with the convenience of the elderly in mind. This prototype represents the ideal and can readily be adjusted to suit the specific needs of individual communities. As our partner in this venture, you shall have free access to the prototype and architectural drawings we have developed. However, we insist that you maintain the required standards of comfort and convenience that we have discovered is needed for the senior citizens.

What's More?

To give you full recognition, attract attendant tax benefits for charitable actions and further solidify your position as a responsible corporate citizen or individual, your name will be clearly attached to the Recreational Centre, e.g. XYZ Ltd’s Recreational Centre for the Elderly.

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost differs according to the available land size and funds.

What is the Next Step?

Complete the participation form and include payment preference. We will take it from there.