The orphanage started formally October 2014 and was officially inaugurated in March 5, 2015 with just two children (Royals) a boy and a girl. Moses and Elizabeth respectively what a beautiful way to begin.
Elizabeth got to the orphanage home when she was four days old. She spent 10 weeks at Massey Children hospital, Lagos because she was a premature and was also treated for jaundice. This later resulted in hydrocephalus. Elizabeth had a successful operation at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba. In September 2015 Elizabeth was transferred to another home/shelter where she would be properly managed.
Moses on the hand was adopted by a wonderful family. On regular basis the family that adopted Moses gives positive and encouraging report of the child.
The number of children increased dramatically to twenty two (22) in 2016. So far we have reconciled 6 children back with their families. The overall target is to have reconciled about 500 children back into the society by the year 2020.
Despite the troubled background of the children, they are happy and appreciative of all they have been given. Their joy is nothing short of humbling. They are eager to learn and make the most of what they get.
The orphanage is formally registered as an NGO in 2013. It is a Non-profit, non- religious, non-political NGO with registration number CAC/IT/NO 63289. It is therefore an independent NGO with its own mission, mandate, constituency and accountability to both the people it works with, save and those who support its activities and objectives.
The greatest challenge facing Royal Diamond Orphanage Home currently is to have a bigger space to accommodate the growth. Efforts are underway and some progresses have been made to acquire a parcel of land. Royal Diamond Orphanage Home is appealing to all well-wishers to support this noble course.