The underprivileged children at the Good Samaritan Orphanage in Babete were offered school needs, face masks, tuition fees, medications and basic necessities by one humanitarian association dubbed the Bisong Foundation represented by the Co-founder of the NGO, Hortence MANTO BISONG.
Tradition was again respected as Hortence MANTO Bisong joined other members of the non for profit organisation from Buea, Limbe, Bafoussam, Douala and Yaounde to come assist some abandoned children presently receiving motherly care at the Good Samaritan orphanage in Babete, Cameroon’s West Region.
Given that the orphans are one of the most vulnerable population during this trying moment marked by Covid-19, they brought along hundreds of face masks, medications for first aide treatment, bags of rice, gallons of vegetable oil, cartons of milk, sardines, butter, soft drinks, in a bid to ensure food sufficiency plus toiletries and clothing.
Hortence Bisong also donated books, pens, pencils, chalk, erasers etc. to 24 school going children, provided their tuition fees for the 20-21 school year, encouraged them to embrace education wholeheartedly, saying she believes it is the most effective tool that will help them build a strong foundation that will free them from the vicious cycle of ignorance, poverty and diseases.
The Directress of the Orphanage, the Bamboutos divisional delegate for Social affairs, Solange Ngnoupeyou joined the kids to express their immense gratitude to their benefactors for the timely gesture. A view shared by other attendees. Marie Eboh Bisong – sister to the Founding President, Michael Bisong, Borel SOP – Michael Bisong’s representative, Jackson Yemeli Noupoussi, who all took to the rostrum to laud the efforts of the Bisong Foundation in collaboration with its plethora of partners especially the Veterans United Kingdom Association (VUKA).
Founded a decade ago by Michael Bisong, who played for the Cameroon’s Junior Football team alongside Rigobert Song, Cyrille Makanaky and late Marc Viviane Foe, the Bisong Foundation is dedicated to empowering underprivileged children, young people and women through relevant education, innovative healthcare and livelihood programmes. The founders and members have assured the kids that they will never get tired.
By Kelvin Nembo Njuhsop