The founder of Kikelomo Omua foundation, Miss Kikelomo Omua stated in Abuja yesterday that her major drive in life is giving back to the society through human development. She made this disclosure at the women development center Abuja when the foundation launched her “Equip the library”, a scheme that is targeted at upgrading library facilities for public primary schools in the federal capital territory. The Kikelomo Omua foundation has over the years catered for the children of the less privilege in public primary schools and also paying medical bills for the downtrodden in the society. The foundation came into limelight in 2016 and has been able to touch lives across board. Encomium were poured on her as many called her a rare gem. The event brought together dignitaries from all works of life. Michael Ola, one of the beneficiary from LEA primary school Jikwoyi, described Kikelomo as God sent who have given him hope that he can still be educated amidst his poor background “Aunt Kike has touched our lives very well, I didn’t know I will go to school because things have not been easy with my parents, but today I am a student, I pray that God should bless her and I will take my studies very serious so that me too I can be a blessing to others in future”. Asked how she got involved in charity, the founder said “When I was a little younger, I was in an organization called service program where we taught children in local communities. I left there after graduation to start my own which is sponsoring kids in their primary education. However, there have been some challenges which ranges from making your organization known and been able to get donations. Registration was also challenging because of the bureaucracy involved. As for partnership, I need both government and private individuals for collaboration. I’m also open to different NGOs or people who work in networking and communication for parnership”.
Highlight of the event was the cutting of the foundation cake.