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A SELFLESS WOMAN OF HER TIMES - Kifasi Danladi Jerusha

Kifasi Danladi Jerusha is an iconic figure of the late 20th Century. She epitomised feminine beauty and glamour. A graduate of business administration from the University of Jos, Plateau State and does business both locally and internationally. At the same time, she is admired for her ground-breaking charity work, particularly her work with destitute, widows and orphans.

Born into the family of Mr Timothy Ashasim and hail from Kwambai in the then Gongola now Taraba State, Nigeria. She devoted her time to serving the widows and orphans throughout the length and breadth of Nigeria and founded Nungsto Charity Foundation, that earned her several titles and awards. She has become a symbol of charitable selfless work. “It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.”

Watching T.B.N station alone when she heard a loud voice calling out “orphans, orphans, reach out to them” but when she turned towards the window, there certainly wasn’t anyone around her. She then went to some men of God (pastors) for counseling and same thing was said by all, that it was her calling and ministry to take care of orphans and widows. After much counseling over a period of years, she stood up with courage, “courage is not the absence of fear but the mastery of it”.

However, in 2009, she felt the call of God so strong on her life to help the less-privileged in society. Which she centered on “Pure Religion and undefiled before God, to visit the orphans and the widows in their affliction” James 1:27. She prospered and God established her. She has decided to dedicate the rest of her life to championing the cause of the less-privileged in our society especially orphans, vulnerable children and widows. “Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back if only they had the chance.”

Nungtso Charity Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization has the following objectives: To provide care for orphans and the less privileged children in the society, look after orphans in their affliction and to provide the need for widows. Project 1 family 1 orphan is a child sponsorship program that ensures that orphans and vulnerable children receive education with the provision of school fees, school uniforms, school bags, stationeries, clothing, shoes, soap and medical care in order to actively participate in school activities throughout the year.

It is unfortunate that during this age it has not downed on people that the world is a stage where all men and women are mere players. They have their entrances and exits. One man in his lifetime plays many roles and no matter how good or bad these parts are played, history never fails to accord them the right place in its annals. Such is evident of Mrs Kifasi Danladi Jerusha. She never owned any edifice.

 

She lived with the people, for the people and stay for the people. She never accumulated wealth for himself. “Power is absolutely nothing if your people are suffering.” But for Mrs Kifasi Danladi Jerusha, many graduates and skilled people like Joy today would have been stranded in life. She single-handedly nursed, trained Joy from her orphanage home, and today she saw her through marriage, sponsored the whole entire marriage celebration ceremony.

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