The Ogoni Shepherd Foundation Inc. was created in the spirit of Nigerian human rights and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.
Ken Saro-Wiwa was a founder, spokesman, and president of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP). Ken Saro-Wiwa was also an author, publisher, and Human rights environmental activist who used MOSOP in addressing the plight of his native homeland, Ogoni in the Rivers State of Nigeria.
Ken Saro-Wiwa was blackmailed, falsely accused, charged with frivolous and trump-up charges, and hanged for putting spotlight on the Royal Dutch Shell and the Nigerian government’s oil extortion in the area. Even though the government couldn’t present any evidence that plant such a picture in his trial. Hence, Ken Saro-Wiwa was called a “prisoner of conscience” by Amnesty International for eloquent and brave attention to climate charges
The Ogoni Shepherd Foundation Inc. was founded by Fr. Anthony Kote-Witah, OFM Cap. Father Anthony ministers at the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit, Michigan. He serves as a spiritual director for pilgrims, celebrating Mass, offering healing services, hearing confessions, leading substance-abuse support groups and helping the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
Now Father Anthony, who escaped violence in Nigeria to become a priest, wants to give kids in his home country a better life. He hopes to create rescue and safe homes for orphans, the homeless, and the very poor for everyone within Ogoni in the Niger Delta Subregion.
The Ogoni Shepherd Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization established to provide care, education, and empowerment to underprivileged and homeless children.
At the the Ogoni Shepherd Foundation Inc. home, we expect to create rescue and safe homes for orphans, the homeless, and the very poor for everyone within Ogoni in the Niger Delta Subregion.
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