Children’s Day is annually observed in Nigeria on May 27. 

The holiday is celebrated by government and non-governmental organizations. Though this year’s children’s day is being marked in a low key manner because of the global pandemic rampaging various countries.

The significance of the Children’s Day cannot be lost because they remain the heartbeat of our society and hold the key to our future.

Following this year celebration, Matasacker Children Foundation (MCF) has distributed food materials to St Stephen Children Home, Abeokuta as part of its efforts to commemorate the annual Children's Day.
It also served as an avenue to launch the establishment of the Foundation which places it's focus on assisting children, giving back to needy people through the distribution of food materials and academic scholarships.

Speaking today, the Executive Director of MCF, Mr Sorunke Akinwale, who also celebrated his birthday on the same day charged all the stakeholders to contribute to the daily livings as well as the education of these children, saying that the upkeep of children in Children's Homes should be the responsibility of all. 

He further frowned at the rate at which children in Children's Homes are forgotten by many, adding that a child well educated is an asset to the society. 
He therefore promised that since the foundation has been launched today, it would continue to support and assisting children.

Akinwale added that the Nigerian children have a lot of potential that must be carefully harnessed through good education and training.

The Admin officer of St Stephen Children Home, Afolabi Abayomi, thanked the MCF team for counting them worthy of such kind gesture.

He said the donation of materials by members of the society is one of the reasons the Children's Home is still in existence. 

He lamented the rate at which the children are in need of the society's support, saying that a simple act of kindness towards the children will go a long way in improving their daily livings.

One of the children, Samuel Olayemi, said that MCF has shown a great deal of example of what they need as children. While thanking MCF for the food materials brought to them, he said one of the ways they become happy children is when materials are donated to them.

Meanwhile, Olamide Lawal, the Special Assistant to the Governor of Ogun State on Youth and Sports promised more of such gestures to the children. He said that every leader of the state including the Governor was once a child, and all children deserve a comfortable and happy life.

He however assured the children of the continuous support of MCF to them, while stating that subsequent visits will be bigger and more productive.