Philanthropist, Ita-Giwa Set To Celebrate 10 Years Of Bakassi Children Foundation
MAMA Bakassi, Princess Florence Ita-Giwa is set to roll out the drums in celebration of 10 years of Bakassi Children Foundation. The celebration will take place early 2016. Ahead of the festivity, the fashion icon organized a dinner strictly for the children recently at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The children expressed immense joy.
Speaking about the dinner and her forthcoming celebration, the delectable Senator expressed joy about the event. She also stated: “The construction of a building is ongoing in Calabar, Cross River State. The building will accommodate over 50 children from one-year-old upward from Bakassi creeks.
“We are also planning a red ball next year to mark the 10th anniversary. The event will be used to create awareness on the plight of children from Bakassi. The occasion will also serve as an opportunity to honour deserving Nigerians who have identified with the plight of the children of Bakassi”.
Speaking on the journey so far, she said: “It has been a long journey but we give thanks to God. I am happy with the progress the children are making. They have been excelling in every area of life especially in academics. All the children in the university came out with first class in their first year. They are well travelled and have enjoyed tremendous exposure. In short, we are bringing up solid Bakassi children that one day will become leaders of this country.
“We have lived as a family, shared love and affection together. Some of them have gone back to school. Betty, the baby of the family, is starting school soon. I will say I am fulfilled and encouraged to move on with this noble cause. I intend to do more. The quest to do more led to the construction of the new home so that we can accommodate more children from the s of Bakassi. I will be grateful if Nigerians can assist us raise more funds for the children of Bakassi.”