Lagos-based Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) has announced that it plans to spend N150 million Naira to help 40 child-seeking couples access special reproductive healthcare.
It noted that each couple requires N2million to undergo the needed intervention processes and other needs after delivery.
According to the Chairman of the Foundation, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, who also is the husband of the founder, late Mrs. Ibidunni Ighodalo, the initiative was the founder’s last wish before she passed away on June 14.
“We understand the emotional, psychological and financial strain that comes with pursuing fertility treatments and having gone through that pain herself, Ibidunni in her life 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.”
He said that, since her demise, IIF has enlarged and strengthened its leadership to ensure capacity to deliver on her last wish and more.
“A transparent application and selection process has been put in place and we actively seek the support of everyone to keep this dream alive.”
He noted that certain criteria must be met by applicants to ensure that the grants are made available to those who need them the most.
He also announced that donations to the initiative can be made through the foundation’s website.
The Executive Secretary of the Foundation Mrs. Adedayo Richard added that the foundation would continue it’s signature annual activities, despite the demise of its founder, such as: The flagship IVF annual grants, the Mothers in the waiting conference, the babies day out, hospital visits amongst many others. It would also continue its advocacy against stigmatization will continue its active sensitization programs.Follow us on social media