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Okoku’s Foundation partners ACF to fight COVID-19 hunger

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The Greater Tomorrow Children’s Fund, established by former Super Eagles midfielder, Paul Okoku, has partnered with the Africa’s Children’s Fund by giving out food and drink items to some less-privileged children in Osun State.

The partnership between the two Foundations was conceived to cushion the harsh and negative effects that vulnerable and less privileged children are facing under the climate of the coronavirus global pandemic, which has claimed thousands of lives, infected millions more and forced children out of schools since March.

At the event, which took place in Osun State on Wednesday, the GTCF and ACF, a non-governmental charity organisation established by Victor Mbada, brought smiles to the faces of the kids, who were given items including noodles, vegetable cooking oil, chinchin, bottled water and soft drinks to fight the economic hardship caused by coronavirus.

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On hand to give the food packages to the kids was the Operations Executive of the GTCF, Mrs Grace Jalekun, a retired headmistress of St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Ebute Metta.

Over 100 vulnerable kids got the items and expressed their appreciation to the donors.

A statement issued by the two foundations said: “We stand together to raise awareness in these difficult times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and use the opportunity to encourage our leaders to pay close attention to the needs of the children in the country because they are the most vulnerable in our country.

“We are doing this because it is the proper thing to do and we hope that this charitable work of ours will bring some succour to these little ones, who look to the elderly ones for help and direction.”

Mbaba, who is the Chief Executive Officer of ACF added that no condition in life is permanent. He said: “People in need can become people who give hope to the needy.”

The GTCF and ACF have been supporting and helping less privileged kids in Nigeria and USA, with Mbaba establishing the Africa’s Children’s Fund in 1993 upon migrating to the United States of America in 1984.

On the other hand, the GTCF, established by AFCON silver-medal winner, Okoku, has done charity works through GTCF in Lagos, Delta, Plateau States, the Federal Capital Territory and now has spread its charity tentacles to Osun State.

The two Foundations plan to do another palliative charity offering in Lagos soon.

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