By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
An orphanage, known as “The Kids of Tomorrow Foundation” aimed at catering for the needs of displaced children from Cameroon and Nigeria has been launched in Ikom, Cross River State.
Performing the inauguration of the foundation, the President Prof. John Fobanjong said the project was initiated in 2018 as an intervention on the children abandoned as a result of the crisis in Southern Cameroon and the insurgency in some parts of Nigeria.
Fobanjong lauded the initiative describing it as a turning point in the destines of the of the Orphans being taken care by the foundation .
He added that he and other directors decided to travel all the way from United States as a way of contributing our quota to the success of the project.
According to the founder, Mrs. PenticostaTekum is somebody with a golden heart, outing that while in Boston, United States, she oversees a charity organisation with passion for humanity motivated him to synergies the kids of tomorrow foundation in Ikom.
Speaking, the founder, Tekum, said she was prompted to come to Nigeria after reading about so many displaced children on the media as a result of the crisis in Cameroon.
She lamented the stress of raising thirty six children of different families with religious and educational background in one home.
Tekum lauded the staff of the home as well as those of the foundation for their resilience and patience.
She enumerated the challenges facing the organisation such as the rigor in securing Visas for those travelling regularly from outside Nigeria as well as others engagements.
Tekum appealed for support from. Philantopists to assist the destitute children noting that so far “I am encouraged by the development of the Orphans who were ranked among the top five in their last academic assessment.
She promised to continue to do her best to ensure the welfare and livelihood of Kids of Tomorrow foundation.
Responding, the Divisional Police Officer of Ikom, SP Solomon Danna, pledged the support of his men in providing adequate security in Ikom for the safety of the children.
Speaking messrs Joe Okolo and Bassey Okim, promised to contribute their quota anytime and prayed for it’s sustainability.