In July 1993, a group of Efik indigenes residing in the Washington DC area came together with a shared vision to serve their local community in the DVC metropolis and their homeland in Calabar, Nigeria. The entity which emerged from that meeting was aptly named “Nka Ikem Esit” meaning “group of like-minded people” to embody their mutual agreement about the organization’s purpose.
Twenty four years later, I am pleased to report that Nka Ikem Esit remains true to the vision of its founders. As a charitable organization, NKA Ikem Esit has given college scholarships, finished and furnished a maternal unit waiting room and provides medical supplies to hospitals in Calabar at least twice a year. Here in the DC metropolis, NKA Ikem Esit organizes health fairs in the Langley Park area of Maryland, supports book fairs and back-to-school activities for needy children, supports Homeless Shelters in DC, and contributes to charitable activities in our “adopted” church in Capital Heights.
Nka Ikem Esit is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association comprised of dedicated dues-paying members. We rely on the goodwill of our members and donors to finance our community projects. I appeal to you to donate generously to enable us continue with the good works that impact lives and make a difference. We believe in the words of Mary Anne Radmacher that “as we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”
Please visit our site often to learn more about our activities in the community.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Felicia Bassey-Akamune