- Uyo Lga First Lady Flags-Off Child Trust Foundation
By Ramo Silvers
The wife of the Transition Chairman of Uyo Local Government Council, Mrs. Bridget Ben has flagged off her pet project, Child Trust Foundation to give succor to the less-privileged ones in the society.
At the event, which took place at the Council Hall of Uyo Local Government Secretariat, Mrs. Ben said, “Child Trust Foundation is a platform that we have put in place to reach-out, and carter for the well-being of our children. It is a community-based initiative to ensure that every child has ample opportunity to quality care and education within a good nurturing environment, while also creating access to preventive healthcare services. Every child needs these basics care-services to grow up to fulfil his/her destiny and sustain the legacies we labouring today to put in place. This is what the Child Trust Foundation stands for”.
The First Lady of Uyo said she was inspired by what Mrs. Udom Emmanuel is doing to alleviate the living conditions of the indigent persons in the society, adding that “We must stoop to give a helping hand to people in need in our society”.
She said, Mrs. Martha Udom has shown by example that “We must all be there for one another in times of need. According to her, “Child Trust Foundation is out to replicate what Her Excellency is doing at the State level to the grassroots. Our dream is to ensure that all children of school age access and experience quality education in a conducive and friendly environment, ensure healthy development of children by increasing access to early maternal care, empower parents with little or no means of income to effectively meet the basic need of their children”.
Mrs. Ben called on all well-meaning persons in the society to support the Child Trust Foundation to achieve its goals to humanity.
The Transition Chairman of Uyo Local Government Area, Barrister Mfon Ben described the emergence of Child Trust Foundation as a dream come true. He said that was their habit as a family to always reach out to those that is in need in the society, noting that “It is in doing good to fellow human being that we show Christ’s love”.
Barrister Ben described the Child Trust Foundation as a conspiracy to improve the welfare of the children, adding that the Foundation will not stop with his administration in Uyo. He promised to open Child Trust Account for Children in Uyo Local Government Area.
High point of the event was installation of Lady Taiwo Val Attah as the Patron of the Foundation, paper presentations, unveiling of the Foundation and presentation of gift items to school children across the different wards of Uyo LGA.