It was a call to make the lives of the less privileged better that birthed the Ngo Ekuefelo foundation.
A non-profit organization, the Angolan-based establishment, has dedicated its efforts to address many local communities’ real social and developmental problems.
Since its formation in 2017, Ngo Ekuefelo has set its priorities upon education and literacy, which broadly include the introduction of indigenes to Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE), creating awareness on the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) as well as encouraging public discussions on domestic violence, bullying and child marriage.
Speaking to GCBM, the coordinator for the foundation, Maria Neale, expressed confidence in the foundation’s outreach and pledged further to introduce programs for the free study of the English language in these communities.
“We are also focusing on plans to expand our activities, and one of the priorities is to offer free English language classes within related communities given the fact that so much is at stake to raise awareness.”
“That would make certain we are also able to downgrade the degree of illiteracy and save lives by giving hope to the youth,” she added.
As aforementioned, social issues also occupy a considerable amount of time and attention to the Ngo Ekuefelo foundation. A few days ago, it barked upon one of its enlightening journeys yet, a few miles away from the Capital City of Cuene – Ondjiva. The trip was to pay a visit to a family whose story has been defined by a strange yet inherited disease. It is held that children are born healthy, but they tend to break their bones in the lower and upper limbs as they age. Nothing close to normal!
The foundation’s trip was scheduled as a two-day visit to spend time with the Haufiku family and the indigenes at large. On arriving, the foundation donated clothing to the family in the Onamayaka village in Cunene.
It also witnessed firsthand concerns of unacceptable diets and lack of good drinking water in the community, a cause by worsening droughts – a symptom of the climate crisis lingering in the wings.
The second part of the trip was as eventful as the first. With permission from local authorities, the foundation assembled the families in the villages and donated items, including shoes, bags, and clothing,s to the locals, including special needs.
A guide arranged for the visit took time to enlighten the visitors on the Haufiku family and the village. The trip, the foundation believes, would inspire it and others to make further strides in making the lives of the less endowed and the folks living in the hinterlands better.
Mrs. Frietas, Mrs. Neale, Mr. Festus and Mrs. Panzo were pleased with the reception she and her foundation received and hinted at more support in the coming weeks.
“They seem to have been extremely appreciative of our generosity of spirit and willingness to assist them, and we promised them to be rest assured that in the weeks to come, more donations would follow,” the coordinator intimated.
This foundation is fueled by its de facto motto, an unyielding truth that indeed ‘Every Little Helps!’