Mary Slessor-Akan Glo Foundation Empowers 350 Multiple Birth Parents with business start-up



Mary Slessor-Akan Glo Foundation (MASLAG) has empowered no fewer than 350 parents of multiple birth in Akwa Ibom state with financial support for small businesses and other items.


The 350 beneficiaries were drawn from the 31 Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom state in line with the core mandate of the foundation.

Presenting the packages at an empowerment programme tagged “Empowerment of Multiple Birth Mothers with Triplets, More than a set of Twins, Etc” the President/Founder of the Foundation Glory Edet PhD, eulogized the impacts of the legendary Scottish Missionary to Nigeria, extolling how she stopped the killing of multiple birth children alongside her great impacts to humanity and society.

Dr. Edet also stated the aim of the Foundation to include support to multiple birth parents and children, the less privilege in the society, widows, persons with disabilities, women, etc. within the capacity of the foundation. Among other responsibilities are to restore hope to the hopeless and the oppressed through counselling and skills acquisition.

“Irrespective of where you find yourselves, always give thanks to God for making you multiple-birth parents and be hopeful for better days”, she added.

She charged the beneficiaries to be good ambassadors and make judicious use of the cash support given to them to better their lives.

In her welcome remarks, the Coordinator, Mary Slessor-Akan Glo Foundation, Jane Mike noted that the programme was in line with the legacies of Mary Slessor who was not only renowned for the stopping of killing of twins but also for her huge impact on the less-privileged and others in need.

In their seperate goodwill messages, The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Margaret Edem and Precious Lazarus appreciated the president/founder of the foundation for her good heart.

They encouraged the women to make good use of the financial assistance given to them.

The event also featured a talk on “Earning a Living” by Mrs. Edima Ndaobong who encouraged the women to be business oriented and invest in what has been given to them.