Mama Janet Ekundayo, sometimes known as the African Mother Theresa, dedicated her life to caring for orphans.
She projected the meaning of her name, “Ekundayo,” which means “(my) tears have turned to joy” in English.
Mama Ekundayo had five biological children of her own, but her passion for children did not prevent her from adopting others.
Mama Ekundayo loved being around children, therefore taking care of them was second nature to her.
Mama Ekundayo made the decision in 1969 to devote the remainder of her life to caring for orphans and abandoned children.
By 2007, she had taken in 469 children. She had looked after around 500 children by the year 2008.
She was from Isanlu, Maputu, in the Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi State, however she was not well-known by many.
Ekundayo Children’s Home, her orphanage, was situated in the same town.
The 500 orphans and abandoned children, whom she cared for from 1969 until 2009 before her death, came from all over the country, and portrayed her as an unassuming individual.
Mama, we salute you!!
𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕?
𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒙 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒘!