Afoni Children of Hope Foundation
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THE AFONI CHILDREN OF HOPE FOUNDATION (ACOHOF) PARTNERS WITH THE MTN FOUNDATION AND DONATE TO DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IN TATUM
On the 6th of October 2012, the population of Nkum Sub Division of Bui Division in the North West Region of Cameroon witnessed a special “YELLOW Back to School with ACOHOF 2012” for orphans and vulnerable children with great assistance from the MTN Foundation.
The ACOHOF Represented thanked the MTN Foundation for connecting with ACOHOF as their slogan MTN the better connection goes. He assured the MTN Foundation that their support will make a life-long difference in the lives of disadvantaged children, improve their self-esteem and aspirations thereby giving them the confidence they need to reach their full potentials.
Speaking for the MTN Foundation, the Foundation Program Officer Mr. Ekambi Thierry explained to the population of Tatum who came in their numbers to witness this event, that even though MTN Cameroon is a business with most of the people present at the occasion its customers, MTN Cameroon has a corporate social responsibility with programs that take care of social needs such as preparing and providing for the back to school for orphans and vulnerable children. He asserted that education is so important and MTN Cameroon also sees great need to promote it because all her workers need to be educated before they can be able to handle their various positions professionally. He officially handed the donations to ACOHOF for distribution and eventually made a symbolic handing over of the items directly to some of the beneficiaries.
The representative of the Divisional Officer for Nkum Sub Division Mr. Ngado Johnson who is the Delegate of Youths affairs and Civics Education expressed satisfaction for the choice of Tatum for the phase II of “Back to School with ACOHOF 2012” and thanked the MTN Foundation for the wonderful assistance to disadvantaged children while making a plea to ACOHOF and the MTN Foundation to extend the same gesture to other villages in Nkum Sub Division. He explained that the good initiative goes in line with the Government’s objective of fighting against the marginalization of children.
Other speakers at the occasion included the representative of the Divisional Delegate of Social Affairs (The Chief of Social Center for Bui Division). He praised the effort of ACOHOF and assured the MTN Foundation delegation of the credibility of ACOHOF as a partner with the Ministry of Social Affairs in attaining to the needs of the underprivileged people in our communities including orphans and vulnerable children who were to benefit from the MTN Foundation assistance. He explained that the government through the ministry of social Affairs alone without partners like ACOHOF cannot successfully reach out to the target population of his ministry.
The First Deputy Mayor of Nkum Council Mrs. Baye Hilda Burinyuy, also speaking in the same light thanked the MTN Foundation for this first appearance of YELLOW in Nkum Council area and appealed to the MTN Foundation to extend this magnificent initiative through ACOHOF to other villages of Nkum Council area.
The representative of teachers of Tatum Zone Mrs. Lukong Nancy on behalf of the teachers heartily thanked ACOHOF and the MTN Foundation and prayed that God should replenish the source of the MTN Foundation donations so that they can be able to extend this wonderful gesture to many more schools in our communities.
Finally the representative of the Tsen Memfu Traditional Rulers – Shufai Takun who made an allusion of the last cycling race whereby cyclist had to fight and scramble for the Yellow T-Shirts, but the Nkum population are so lucky to freely received their own Yellow T-Shirts, and school needs without any stress thanks to the partnership between ACOHOF and the MTN Foundation. He thanked the MTN Foundation for the provision of the school needs to his disadvantaged children and encouraged the beneficiaries to make worthy use of their gifts.