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American-based Nollywood star, Bridget John has endorsed the Greater Tomorrow Children Foundation (GTCF), a charity-based organisation, whose primary aim is to help the less-privileged children in the Nigerian society and in the United States. Founded by former Nigerian international Paul Okoku, the GTCF was officially launched in April 2014 in Abuja, with a firm resolve to help correct the imbalances in the society, through the provision of life-saving facilities and tools for those in dire need of them. Touched by the gains that have been made by the foundation, Bridget, whose recent movie won the Best Diaspora Film at the Hollywood and African Film Critics, in Beverly Hills, California, USA, has pledged to be an Ambassador of the GTCF. Speaking during an interview from her base in the US, Bridget, who produced and was the lead actress in Adora, said that it was an honour for her to help promote a project that seeks the well-being of underprivileged children and the deprived, adding that she would do everything within her means to draw attention to the plight of society’s downtrodden. “I find it quite interesting and a thing of honour to be an Ambassador of the Greater Tomorrow Children Foundation and I hereby pledge my support to help project the ideals of the foundation so that we can impact the lives of our children,” Bridget said. She praised Okoku for his humanitarian services. “Okoku, former Super (Green) Eagles AFCON medalist, is someone who I have known for a while now and what strikes me most about him is his large heart. He loves to help and that is why he founded this foundation, which I am proud to support and urge private and corporate bodies to partner with us so that we can reach out to those who really need help. “There is so much we can do for the society by just giving a little of our support and partnership. It will go a long way to help rebuilding the lives of those who have nothing to live...

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By John Egbokhan Ex-international, Paul Okoku, took his Greater Tomorrow Children’s Foundation train to Delta State to celebrate this year’s Children’s Day and World Hunger’s Day with pupils of Igbe Primary School in Ogume, Ndokwa Local Government. With a mission statement to help less-privileged children in Nigeria achieve their maximum potentials by empowering them to create a brighter future through hunger relief, medical programmes, education, sport activities and mentoring, the Greater Tomorrow Foundation has been reaching out since it started operations in Nigeria and upped the ante last weekend by taking its yearly programme to kids in a remote village in Delta State. Okoku’s foundation put smiles on the faces of about 270 kids who were given goody bags containing spaghetti, noodles, biscuits, fruit drinks, candy, note books. At the event were ambassadors of the foundation, comprising ex-internationals Yisa Sofoluwe, Edema Fuludu, Jide Alabi, David Fatunbi and Mrs Grace Jalekun. Speaking through his lawyer, Okoku said he was delighted to deliver on the mission statement of the foundation by giving back to less-privileged kids in the society, who he noted were the future of tomorrow. He noted that he was never in doubt of the potentials that less-privileged kids possess but added that for them to attain their full potentials they must be supported by well-meaning individuals in the society and corporate bodies, who he stated have crucial roles to play in capacity development of young ones. The end of Okoku’s speech was greeted by wild applause from the kids, teachers and elders who turned out in their numbers for the ceremony. Responding, Head Teacher of Igbe Primary School, David Agadi thanked Okoku for remembering pupils of his school, noting that it was the first time that such a gesture was being extended to them as far as his memory can recall Like Okoku said, Agadi urged successful Nigerians to help the needy ones in the society, warning that failure to do such would only increase the number of delinquents in the land. ”We thank Paul Okoku for this kind gesture and hope that others will emulate him so that the future of these little ones will be brighter”, said Agadi. Afterwards, the gifts in the goody bags were given to the pupils, who beamed with wild smiles as they danced away to the blaring sound for the loudspeaker. The elders were not left out of the celebration as they were given a token and drinks by the foundation. Read more at:...

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