BY SIMON NDIVE KALLA
The management of better tomorrow on Saturday February 16, 2019 extended a hand to orphans of CAHECAM orphanage situated beside the Ngeme Ominisport Stadium. According to Tembeng Eli-Ann, Founder and CEO of hope for a better tomorrow, they are aimed at providing sustainable livelihood to the youths and vulnerable population of Cameroon.
And also aim at empowering the rural women and young girls with skills which enable them have financial independence. Quizzed on the reason for visiting the orphanage, she said they decided to visit Cameroon Forster Care Center, CAHECAM to share love since it is a love month. As the adage says, best love is shared love.
So they decided that, since Valentine’s Day or Lover’s Day was just two days back, and these kids are not opportune to be with their parents or someone they could share love with, so they took it upon themselves as part of their charity work to visit the kids with some items, like Rice, Beans, Corn, lip ton, topmilk, top choco, toilet soap, power soap, groundnuts, cubes of soap among other items.
They played, relaxed and had a good time with the children for them to feel loved. “They are not abandoned but they have family members or friends out there who think about them,“ Tembeng Eli-Ann said.
Quizzed on her challenges, Tembeng Eli-Ann, said hope for a better tomorrow is a young organization, which started in August, and as any other volunteer organization. She however regretted that, in Cameroon, youths do not believe on volunteerism.
She said financially they do not have sponsors and donors. So, most of their financial contribution is within her and members. Tembeng Eli-Ann opined that they have a lot of developmental projects but due to financial ability they can execute the plans.
The CEO urged the general population of Limbe to take out time to help the community, talk to people, and make others happy.
On her part, the Founder of CAHECAM, Madam Delphine Labo’o said she started running the orphanage in 2014, she added that what caused her to open the orphanage was the fact that, she had spent most of her time during her teenage age on the street.
She however applauded the team that visited them, “You see how the children are happy because we do not often have this quality moment with others. So that is why we are happy, for the donation and seriously for the children’s smile.
Delphine Labo’o cited some drawbacks like lack of taps which causes the children to travel to fetch water over two kilometers at old road Isokolo using close to two hours. The second challenge, she said was light, which they have been struggling with bush lamps. She begged on the population to come to their aid.
On his part, the representative of the beneficiary Etene Victor said they are grateful for the items, and the fun they shared together. He prayed that God almighty should continually bless and open doors for “Hope for a better tomorrow” so they will keep coming to assist them. He also joined his voice to that of his caretaker to decry lack of light and water in the orphanage.
Tembeng Eli-Ann Founder and CEO of Hope for a better tomorrow hands gifts to caretaker of CAHECAM orphanage