The Orphan Kids Help Foundation is making history, changing the lives of many suffering children deep within the African continent. A lot of tongues have been wagging ever since its inception. But today we of Cameroon Concord can report with pride that the contribution of the OKHF to the development of Africa has been matchless from Lagos to Kinshasa. It is for this reason that our cream of reporters will join one of Cameroon's greatest entertainers Petit Pays and the great Willy Mix in this year's Thanks Giving celebration in the USA. In travelling to Atlanta for the 28th to the 29th event, we hereby present to you a policy statement from the founding father of the Orphan Kids Help Foundation, Eyong Eyong Ebot (Moh Kou kouri)
The Annual Black & white night serves as a yearly recap, acknowledging the strides that the OKHF has made since its inception. It also recognizes individuals who have supported our cause and other humanitarian causes over the years; an induction ceremony entering them into the OKHF hall of fame. Since our first event in November 2010, the Black & White party has grown into a unique one, devoted solely to improving the lives of orphans. Past beneficiaries have included Cameroon, Nigeria, Zambia, Congo, Kenya, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Africa. Wehave dedicated much of our time to improving the quality of life for disadvantaged children. Over the last 5 years, we have raised money for children living in orphanages in Africa. Traditionally, our focus has been on education, on leveling the playing field for all children so they can have an equal shot at a successful and fulfilling life. But our efforts have also included health care for disadvantaged children, because health is a big factor in measuring the quality of every life. OKHF understands that the term “disadvantaged” isn’t only an economic reference; it also refers to the health of children. About 700,000 newly born kids in Africa are infected with HIV. They didn’t ask for it -they were born with it -and from the day they’re born, they must live with it. And that is a serious disadvantage. Through our work, the orphan kids help foundation touches the lives of thousands of kids in Africa. We provide aid to orphan kids in Nigeria, Congo, Liberia, Cameroon, Ghana Sierra Leone, Kenya and Zambia. These kids receive aid in the form of food, clothing, medical care, college tuition, books and transportation to school. This is all happening because individuals like decided to make this cause a vehicle for their hopes and dreams. Enhancing the quality of life for children in our community has of prime concern. Whether in regard to education or health care, it’s important because in so many cases, kids just can’t help themselves. And I look at it this way, if we can help these kids to grow into responsible, educated, and healthy adults, our reward is the contributions they will someday make to their own communities. In the long run, they enhance the quality of life in these communities, they give back to them and it’s important to remember that these communities are our communities. What do we get from OKHF?You get a sense of satisfaction.
-What you get is providing reserved facilities for vulnerable children in Sierra Leone
-What you get is providing Food and clothing for children Congo
-What you get is providing educational needs and vocational training for teenagers aging out in Cameroon
-What you get is providing medical care to kids affected by HIV in the Sub-Saharan region in Africa
-What you get is providing Emotional support to kids in Nigeria
-What you get is providing clean water to kids in Ghana
-What you get is providing transportation for kids to go school in Zambia
-What you get is providing Education to the kids living in the slumps of South Africa. In the end as I picture the life of a child in your community who is deprived of parental care, plaque with poverty, impacted by HIV/AIDS or disability, I know that for this child, we cherish the hope that our shared ambition today, will in the future ensure that he or she grows up in an environment most positive and well protected from disease. These kids will know that we never heard them, but we now hear them, we never touch them, but feel them, we never knew them but we love them.