Ekpenyong Effiok is the Founder & CEO, JEKSUME RESOURCES COMPANY NIGERIA,
SGx Director Calabar, Nigeria,
Nominating Supporter, One Young World 2019 Summit London,
Global Peace Index Ambassador, Institute for Economics and Peace Sydney,
Partner with Every Infant Matters Association New Delhi, India,
Team Lead Volunteers, Cross River State Coordinator, World's Largest Lessons-Nigeria, Project Everyone, UNICEF/UNESCO .
Ekpenyong is a highly dedicated, courageous, passionate individual, whose determination knows no bounds. he has tremendous organisational ability, as proved by the fact that he has been organizing a series of camps for women and children in Nigeria. Patients come from far and wide. They come on foot, carrying their babies in their arms and bags. "I am delighted that I could partner with Every Infant Matters. My people are benefitting greatly. We get medicines of the highest quality, and this quality assurance means a lot to us. We get the best possible support including training from Dr Radhika Batra. We have achieved a lot, but I am not content, there is so much more that has to be done."
Ekpenyong believes in inclusive programs. "Why should we bother about religion or colour? We never do. People matter. Children matter. Its important that children get health. We cannot buy food to feed them all, but just be giving Vitamin A we are able to save our children from going blind. Often our patients are very poor. Yesterday I got a small boy who was severely underweight, he was born small and was doing poorly since birth. Now we are giving Vitamins to all pregnant women in the area so that the babies can be born with better health and adequate weight."