The Chief Executive Officer of The Soul Project, Martin Kumi, has begun the distribution of assorted items to children and adults who are in dire need of clothes, shoes and school materials.
Mr. Kumi, a Ghanaian, based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, told the INQUIRER on Monday, that the Soul Project is a non-governmental organization that was established based on his initiative to assist children whose parents are financially impotent to cater to their needs.
The Soul Project Chief Executive explained that his desire to assist the needy was based on his up-bringing, at which time his parents could not afford his needs due to poverty.
“Many days, I wore burst shoes to school and I struggled during my childhood days because my parents were poor and didn’t have money to even buy my copybooks,” he recalled.
Mr. Kumi explained that it grieves him a lot to see children struggling and judging from his past, he prayed honestly to God to create opportunities that would enable him to reach out not just to children but adults who are also desperately in need.
According to him, since his arrival in Liberia, his team, including Madam Louise D. Karmoh, and Bishop Foley Smith has met with some Senators and their meetings were fruitful in that it gave boost to their mission.
Based in the U.S. for over 20 years, Martin’s dreams to put smiles on the faces of poor African children were realized when in 1994 he was afforded the opportunity in the USA to carry out his project.
He explained that his Project commenced in 2007, when he first reached out to children and some adults in his hometown, Ghana, who were in dire need. He said his assistance given to them later transformed their lives.
According to him, his humanitarian gesture was extended to others in Haiti and Jamaica, where he distributed assorted items to children and adults who were living in poverty.
Mr. Kumi, who is also Pastor of the Power House Worldwide Ministries in the USA, said with pleas from some concerned Liberians, he is now in Liberia for the first time to continue his humanitarian gestures to children in Montserrado, Bong and Grand Bassa Counties.
Pastor Kumi who has expressed hope to extend his gesture to needy children and adults in other parts of the country said since his arrival in the country, he has fed, washed the feet and supplied school materials as well as shoes to more than one thousand children in the rural parts of these three counties.
He explained that during his distribution, he also seized the opportunity to assist those children in understanding their lessons as well as the gospel of the Holy Bible.
The Soul Project CEO was accompanied to The INQUIRER by his Liberian team, Madam Louise D. Karmoh, and Bishop Foley Smith.
Madam Karmoh appealed to Liberians who are financially potent to join the Soul Project in putting smiles on the faces of those children who are the future of the nation.