30th July, 2021
Popular Delta Born Nigerian US-based Actress, Oghenekaro Itene has delved into charity with the setup of The Agnes Fikieme Foundation, a non-profit organization with the sole aim of engaging in life-changing events and immeasurable community services.
The mission of the foundation is to enhance the standard of living in the community and increase its efficiency through advocacy, mentoring and creating access to basic necessities. Of a truth, the foundation has done nothing short of this, with a great vision to creating a future where everyone have equal access to a resourceful, safe and sustainable society.
According to Oghenekaro Itene, the drive to create The Agnes Fikieme Foundation came during the time when Covid-19 was raging hard in the country. Of course, it was a tough period for everyone but was tougher for the homeless that had no homes when everyone was ordered to stay safe in their homes.
Out of her genuine care and love for those in this disadvantaged position, The Agnes Fikieme Foundation was birthed to reduce homelessness and hopelessness in the community.
Also, her late mother whom she named the foundation after was a very charitable person and one who was always concerned about the livelihood of everyone around her and in her community , hence, the need to keep her legacy on.
‘’ When the lockdown started, the first people I thought of was the homeless folks. In my heart I had wondered how they will survive cos this is a time we all needed to stay home, stay safe.
The homeless has no home. I wept for them and prayed for direction and discernment.
And I got an answer, “The Agnes Fikieme Foundation”.
‘’I named the foundation after my Mother because when she was alive all she did was help strangers, the homeless community and building businesses for many women and men, awarding scholarships to those that wanted to be educated but had no means to fulfill that dream. I want to continue the work she did while she was here. ‘’
‘’The Agnes Fikieme Foundation is aimed to reduce homelessness, Educate and empower girls and possibly take folks out of the street for good. Every homeless person has a story, We want to hear it and see what can be done to help the situation. Our vision is to have a future where everyone have equal access to a resourceful and sustainable society’’
Since the foundation started, many programmes have been held to empower people, enhance lives, and provide for the basic needs of the less privileged, to mention a few.
Of course, a non-profit organization as this doing excellently well should be encouraged and supported with donations.
The Agnes Fikieme Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity organization based in Beverly Hills, California.