A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) has announced the third cycle of Project 40at40 in furtherance of its annual In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) grant.
At a press conference held yesterday at the Elizabeth R Office in Ikoyi, Lagos, the chairman of the foundation, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, said, ‘’We are glad to announce that for the maiden cycle in 2020, we had nine new births, including a set of triplets.
“For the year 2021, we will have a baby already, nine pregnancies while four are still undergoing treatment,” he said.
For him, being able to help people, support and give them hope was the driving force of the initiative. He announced the foundation’s new initiatives ‘Ibidunni Life Store’ and ‘Ibidunni Ighodalo Entrepreneurial Network’, a mentoring and digital learning platform for the young to inspire, engage and equip aspiring entrepreneurs on self-leadership, entrepreneurship, and the benefits of creating wealth the right way.
Project 40at40 was borne as a result of the demise of Mrs. Ibidunni Olajumoke Ituah-Ighodalo whose birthday wish was to give 40 couples 40 IVF grants on her 40th birthday.
The foundation was founded in 2016 to support waiting couples especially with regard to easing the financial burden that comes with pursuing fertility treatments that could give them a chance at fulfilling their dreams of parenthood.
The Ibidunni Ighodalo foundation (IIF) grant was set up to ensure that those dreams become a reality through giving couples-in-waiting the chance to become parents by assisted reproduction, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and other fertility treatments. This initiative is a posthumous realization of the founder’s wish with her husband, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo championing the cause to ensure that his late wife’s dream is fulfilled.
Source: Leadership Newspaper