- The Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation has reiterated its commitment to continue with the vision of its founder
- The foundation said that her last wish to help 40 women to have their own babies through IVF would be fulfilled
- Women have been encouraged to apply through the foundation's website
Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) has announced the commencement of its 40at40 initiative in accordance with its founder's last wish before she transited on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Her desire was to celebrate her 40th birthday which would have come up on the 19th of July by granting 40 couples in dire need of reproductive interventions a once in a lifetime opportunity to become parents. The board of IIF is determined to ensure that her last wish is fulfilled.
Speaking during the launch of the initiative, Chairman of the Foundation, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, said: “We understand the emotional, psychological and financial strain that comes with pursuing fertility treatments and having gone through that pain herself, Ibidunni in her lifetime made it her life’s work to help desiring but struggling parents; we are committed to Ibidunni’s vision to give joy and keep hope alive."
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Since her demise, the foundation is said to have enlarged and strengthened its board and governance structures have been put in place in a bid to ensure the capacity to deliver on her last wish and more.
A transparent application and selection process has also been put in place and the foundation actively seeks the support of everyone to keep the dream alive.
The Executive Secretary of the foundation Mrs Adedayo Richard added that the annual activities the foundation was known for will continue; the flagship IVF annual grants, the Mothers in waiting conference, the babies day out, hospital visits amongst many others.
The foundation, which is known for its advocacy against stigmatization will continue its active sensitization programs.
As with most grants, the chairman noted that certain technicalities must be met by applicants to ensure that the grants are made available to those who need them the most.
More Information on criteria is available on all the foundation’s platforms. Interested applicants and donors should visit the foundation’s website www.ibidunnifoundation.org.
Those who wish to support the foundation financially and in other ways are encouraged to do so.
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported the touching videos from the funeral of late Ibidunni Ighodalo in Lagos.
In one of the videos, pall bearers were seen carrying the casket where Ibidunni laid into the waiting hearse.
A solemn tune was also played as people looked on sadly. The deceased’s husband, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo was also seen decked in black while gently walking near the pallbearers.
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