FXTM is the global broker with the local touch. As such, we’re committed to localisation and are proud to give something back to the communities that enable us to thrive.
The FXTM Nigeria team visited the Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice in Lagos as part of our corporate social responsibility initiative that aims to support and improve local communities.
The Hearts of Gold Hospice is the first and only one of its kind in Nigeria. Located in the Surulere district of Africa’s largest city, it is home for over 150 youngsters with severe congenital, mental and physical disabilities such as hydrocephaly, cerebral palsy and spina bifida, as well as life-limiting afflictions like HIV.
Others are blind, paralysed, or suffer from learning difficulties. Many of the children are terminally ill; Hearts of Gold is the only home they will ever know.
Mr. Petrus Okegbu and five other FXTM representatives made the half-hour journey from the FXTM offices to the Hearts of Gold Hospice took with them a veritable mountain of vital supplies, including food items, toiletries, sanitation equipment and educational materials.
In the words of Mr. Dashin, the Shareholder of FXTM and founder of Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation: “I believe that people of means are obliged to help others.
However, it’s of vital importance to ensure that good deeds are not performed for their own sake, or to further an agenda.
“They should be governed by one’s innate sense of responsibility and ethics – this is particularly relevant regarding the welfare of youths in need. As adults, it is our profound responsibility to give all children the best possible chance to lead fulfilling, rewarding and ultimately meaningful lives.”