BAF announces educational/skills acquisition scholarship for orphans, PLWD in Calabar

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The Ben Akak Foundation (BAF) has announced a five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000.000) only educational scholarship for orphans at the Motherless Babies Home, as well as an economic empowerment programme for Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) in Calabar NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

This disclosure was made on Wednesday during a visit by the Chairman of BAF, Engr Ben Akak, his wife Joselyn and other staff/members of the foundation to the orphanages at Uwanse street, Bateba street and Target Road all in Calabar.

While addressing the orphanage at Uwanse, Akak said that ‘we are here to celebrate with you because we love you so much. I want to announce to you that in the next few days, a check of 500 hundred thousand naira will be issued to ensure that all the education of these children are well taken care of. You’re our priority and we make sure you’re given adequate education as future leaders. You’re important to the society.

‘We are interested in training people that do not have people in the society. You’re going to be part of our scholarship team to further your education to higher institutions. We will also support the management of the organisation medically.’

Akak also charged People With Disabilities not to be distracted and weary that he’s going to engage all of them on a skill. He also assured them that he is strongly behind them while noting that after their training they would be given seed fund to practice what they have learnt.

In their votes of thanks, the three managers of the Motherless Baby Homes and the leader of the People with disabilities, Effiong Effanga Okon and Ekanem Archibong,
thanked Engr. Ben Akak and his foundation, for always remembering them in their activities and benevolence; buttressing that the foundation has always been doing this and it has become part of their routine.

Among the orphanages/care homes the organisation visited were Motherless Baby Home, Uwanse; Infant Jesus Orphanage Home, Bateba and Good Samaritan Home (for the Poor and the Needy), Target Road, Calabar.