Troost-Ekong and Balogun shower Kindness on the Less Privileged in Akwa Ibom
It was joy unlimited for the orphans in the Mother Charles Walker Childrens Home, Anua as the duo of Super Eagles defenders Williams Troost Ekong and Leon Balogun visited the Home to give food and other valuables items enable the children feed well.
The defenders were led to the Home by the Special Assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State on Public Relations Mr Raphael Edem.
Mr Edem said that defender Ekong had long ago told him of his intention to donate to a charity home in the state as a son of the soil and also as a way of giving back to the society and the vulnerable ones which has been his practice.
The Super Eagles defenders Ekong and Balogun arrived the Mother Charles Walker Childrens Home, Anua to the delight of the children who were already seated waiting to receive their heroes.
Ekong who spoke first said “It’s been my intention every time I come home to play for the Super Eagles and to be with my family to spend some time hopefully and get to know you people(children)better and be able to help you in anyway I can.
It is such a pleasure , I feel so blessed that the lord has given me all these and I want to share it with you.”
Ekong added that he told his defense pairing partner Balogun who offered to be a part of it by also putting his resources to get the items for the children.
Also speaking Balogun said “both of us we are people who like to help and give back and like he said before we are blessed beyond measures and I think this is the right thing, to share , this is the future(the children).
I think is just perfect to reinvest in their lives to increase their chances of having a good life”. Balogun said he bought into the initiative of his teammate Ekong to do this and commended him for it.
An elated Supervisor of the Home Rev. Sister Matilda Inyang said she was humbled that the players choose the Home to demonstrate their kindness.
She said the the defenders will score goals at the world cup because of this singular act of taking care of the orphans.
Rev Sister Matilda told the players that the children in the Home watch them on television and know all of them even when she doesn’t.
The defenders presenter a deep freezer to the home which was a major need. Provisions ,toiletries and other food items .
Ekong and Balogun interacted with the children, granted them unhindered access to them while at the Home and exchanged pleasantries with them to put smiles on their faces.
Photographs were taken and the players taken round the facilities that houses the children.
Rev sister Matilda informed the players of the plan to build a bigger place for the children as the current facility can no longer accommodate them conveniently.
The players promised to support the project.
By Aniekan Udofia