Saturday, 24 December 2016
Tonto Dikeh Churchill fulfills pledge to people living with disabilities
Nigerian Actress, Philanthropist & President of Tonto Dikeh Foundation, Mrs Tonto Dikeh Churchill who wowed for years to keep Nigerians highly entertained using her acting prowess is now determined to continue extending her passionate hands of philanthropy to the needy passing the love round to the less privileged hand in hand, passion with passion with great dedication........
Over the years, even before getting married, Tonto Dikeh has been impacting alot via her Foundation which is a Non Profit- Non Governmental organization that is focused on advocating for ladies molested via sexual assaults, rape and lending assistance to the needy. She also focus to help the nursing mothers making it possible for local and international organizations like UN women & Commonwealth Nations to access the funding, tools, training and support they need to become more effective and make our world a better place.
To young girls Raped and molested, The Tonto Dikeh Foundation gives hope to the young girls by providing help to them through partners depending on their individual cases. They support them during ante natal and post natal period, mentoring these young women so they can fit into the society again with a new sense of belonging and giving them a second chance in life to be great. They also help these young mothers to take care of their kids by placing the kids into special homes. They support their upkeep,feeding, education and anything a child will need to become great and most of all they give them shelter.
With all of these as her philanthropic platforms, Tonto Dike Churchill was hands on deck with her husband Mr Churchill as The Big Church Foundation (Her husband's) organized the walk for love event which brought smiles on the faces of the less privileged. The WALK OF LOVE held on the 3rd of December 2016 bringing together dignitaries and celebrities from all around Nigeria to share, interact and give to the handicapped in Society. This Act of kindness and love had Eagle Square as the meeting point from where the walk began to the Millennium park where it all climaxed with Food, gifts, medical support and so much more for the handicapped in Society.
Mrs Tonto while giving her speech on that day, said " I realized the difficulties and challenges that the physically challenged people at the Karimajiji Village are facing, without a good road, Electric power supply, Potable Water, Schools and poor hygienic environment. I know these people can never function optimally. It’s disheartening to know that government can neglect a village where over 2500 physically challenged persons are living in the capital city of Nigeria (Abuja)"
As tear rolled down in torrents from her eyes, she pronounced to help them grade their major roads, pay some students school fees and will regularly pays them a visit to see how she can help to better their lives and of course to make the place popular for other noble Nigerians to give aids and better their lives.
She further stressed that she will immediately deploy all the machinery to make their life better.
Thumbs up to big heated & humble Mrs Tonto Dike Churchill who served the handicaps herself. A big thank you to the UN Ambassador Jonathan Ojadah Daniel who graced the occassion and thumbs up to the foundation Manager, Mr Bunmi Fagbuyiro who coordinated all the activities.
Present at the event to share love and gifts to the Handicapped were celebrities like: Multiple award winning TV presenter and humanitarian Amb. Rachel Bakam aka Rachel the PIPER who covered all the proceedings of the day to air on her television programme TRENDS & RACHEL. Also present were: Sensational Musician Praiz, The Sweet Nollywood Aneke Twins, Actress Halima Abubakar, Screen and Comic Goddess Helen Paul, Legendary Rugged Man, Charming Emma Naira, Lyrical Bez, Nollywood A-list Actor Victor Ancrum, Trailblazing Jaywon, Dapper Mamuze twins and so many others. Also present was the female Coach who led the Nigerian team to victory at the Para-Olympics held recently.