Volunteering with Kids on My Birthday!

At the age of 14, my mother took my kid brothers and I to a Motherless Babies' Home [Orphanage] in Kano, to celebrate my birthday with the orphan kids. That experience totally changed my life at that young age to understand that I may have had a rich home and loving parents, but not every kid had that. I then made a vow to dedicate my life to helping the less privileged.

July 21st last year, I worked towards spending 4 weeks with kids at an orphanage in Ghana through the IVHQ program. But God had a different plan for me, I ended up in Calabar, Nigeria, where I am presently working on an initiative that takes care of erstwhile street kids and ways to curb the spate of child abandonment in Cross  River State, Nigeria.

How time flies! Its another Birthday. Another July 21st! I am going to be one year older next month! In Good health and spound mind! I THANK GOD!
For everything that happened in the last 12 months, I am GRATEFUL to God! Those that were too tough, only made me stronger. ;-)

This year, due to other engagements in Calabar, I plan to spend 7 days of my life with the kids in Ghana. That is still my birthday wish that must come to pass, God help me!

I hope you can support my birthday project. Your contribution will take care of gift items for the kids.

Even if you cannot spare a time to do this type of work, do support all and any volunteer you can. 

If you are in Nigeria and want to support some kids that would need your help, please do not hesitate to donate to the Destiny's Child Center. 

Thank you.


Estella Ogbonna
  • Kurt 
    • 50 $ (Offline)
    • 96 mos
  • Anonymoius 
    • 100 $ (Offline)
    • 96 mos
  • Marie 
    • 30 $ (Offline)
    • 96 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 50 $ 
    • 96 mos
  • Mary 
    • 50 $ (Offline)
    • 96 mos
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Estella Ijeoma 
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