The Voice of the Poor Foundation (VPF) is an inter-religious, inter-denominational, inter-cultural and international foundation. The VPF was founded by Msgr. John Bosco Akam in 1985. The foundation does not exclude, priori anyone from benefiting from its multifarious programme. It is a foundation destined to the alleviation of the sufferings of the poor people in our midst. As the name depicts, it is the voice of the voiceless, the medium through which poor people can be heard. The primary objective of the foundation is to create for the poor people, the possibility of being heard (apart from the secondary dimension which alleviation of the suffering of the poor to some extent)... Read More

 


The Foundation Motive

On the underlying motive(s) of the foundation, the founder – Msgr. John Bosco Akam speaks:

The underlying motive of the foundation is basically the practical application of what has remained in people in form of ideas. you see, there is a lot of preaching, campaigns and speeches here and there: option for the poor, ever-readiness to look for the poorest of the poor, to help them and so on, by different organization, groupings and

VILLA MISERECORDIA DEI


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“The name of the home is Villa Misercordae Dei, that means, a home where God’s mercy is practised. Many times, we say many things in the air, hold seminars and conferences, but we achieve little or nothing in practice. So, that is why the practical dimension of showing God’s mercy struck me at a point in time in 1985 and gradually, I developed special interest for the physically challenged and orphans,” he said.

According to the clergyman, the home though not yet popular in the country, had served so many purposes such as home for the homeless and very comfortable abode for orphans and destitutes.
“I was visiting motherless baby homes in the South eastern part of the country, at a point, I said I would establish something with particular reference to orphans who had lost their parents and... Read More