Felix King earns double humanitarian award in USA
Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Felix King Eiremiokhae has been bestowed with the Honorary Georgia Citizen for his charity works in Nigeria’s communities through his foundation, Felix King Foundation.
The honour confers on him the goodwill ambassadorship for the state. Secretary of State, the State of Georgia, Brain P. Kemp, said the award affords him to travel to other states, and to nations beyond the borders of the United States of America, or wherever he may hereafter travel or reside with the ease and privileges of a citizen.
Reading the proclamation on the Senate Capitol in the State of Georgia, Gloria Butler, Senator representing District 55 of the state described Felix King as a philanthropist extraordinaire.
According to her, King started his Foundation in 2015 without enlisting the support of people and institutions, but with key objective of giving hope to the poor and vulnerable widows and their children in communities across Nigeria through different programmes such as business start-up initiatives, farm aids programme, free food distribution, educational grant and medical aids are in line with the principles the people of Georgia live by.
“In the process, the Foundation has helped more than 1000 women and 3000 children. Much like the State of Georgia, Felix is interested in the protection of women and children,” she added.
King through his Foundation presented a bill to the Edo State House of Assembly last year, to help more widows.
In another development, the Trinity International University of Ambassadors also in Georgia also bestowed King with a Humanitarian Award for the works of charity and care for widows and the vulnerable.
Appreciating King’s outstanding leadership and humanitarian services, Dr. Jacqueline Mohair, Founder/Chancellor of the University, said the University gave the award “in appreciation and recognition to an outstanding leader for his visionary guidance and exceptional leadership with heartfelt thanks for your world class humanitarian services and leadership.”
Responding to the double honour, Felix King acknowledged America as a land of opportunities and one that can be likened to a land that flows with milk while Nigeria is a land of hope and hidden treasures. He however stated, “the greatest catastrophes ravaging Africa today is the prejudice against widows and the vulnerable in most of the continent’s societies.
“It is difficult to understand why the society exploits the pains and vulnerability of widows and their children by exposing them further to poverty, diseases, and other forms of social and economic deprivations in a manner that suggests we are holding them responsible for their misfortunes.”
While in Atlanta, Felix King paid a visit to Medshare, a humanitarian aid organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and the planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. He discussed possible collaboration to meet the needs of many people and communities in Nigeria. The outcome of this meeting was an opportunity for the foundation to donate 50 hospital beds to one of the specialist hospitals in Nigeria.