WITH GRAND KIDS
JESSIE BAKI MOTUBA'S LIFE

  Sister Jessie Baki Motuba a retired registered nursing sister and midwife aka KAKA as was known by her grand children, was born in her beloved village of Konye Bakundu, in the S.W. Province of Cameroon. This event took place on the 19th of February 1939 to Tata Samuel Onjorika Motuba and Iya Bedie Matuke Motuba.
      Being the baby and last child, she was surrounded by a lot of love and favours from her grandparents, her parents and two grown sisters- Esther Mao and Lydia Ongie. Upon attaining teenager years she shuttled back and forth between Ma Esther and Iya Ongie. Her early school life was spent in Kurume, Lipenja Batanga with Mama Esther Eyoh, then in Basel Mission Girls school Victoria with Iya Lydia Ongie Obie. 
     On completion of her primary and post primary education, she went to Ibadan Nigeria where she was enrolled at King's college to undertake midwifery training. Upon finishing her tour in Nigeria, she returned to Cameroon for a little while and was awarded a scholarship to pursue an RN degree in England. She returned to Cameroon to pursue her love for taking care of people, as she worked in Limbe, Bota, and Bamenda Hospitals. She prodomintantly worked  in midwifery as that was her  love in handling and taking care of little babies aka the voiceless.
    Sister Jessie was a strong woman who knew how to assist the community and fought hard whenever she could to alleviate poverty in her own way. While in England she contacted an NGO known as WAR ON WANT beggng them to concertrate some of their poverty alleviation programs in her area of meme division. Her pleas yielded fruits- Frank Harcourt college was built in Kumba and a fully functional maternity in her villge of  Konye. The maternity she leased to the government with hopes totake  it over upon her retirement from civil service. Upon her retirement the demands on her were many, like a bunch of grand children who kept her busy shuttling from one location to another. As such her dream of running the maternity will come to not. As years went by and the epidemic of aids took Cameroon, she realised that there were orphan children strewn all around her in her village.
     Given her person she switched her interest in figuring how to help these kids. Before anyone could know it, she stared the Onjorika Legacy School which she named after her deceased father. As luck and persistence would have it, she guided the school from Pre-K till the point where the first batch is headed to secondary school in 20016. This was the joy of her life as she had accompanied these kids through the whole journey. Her lifes loves and battles shall be continued by the ones she left behind.
     She was a very charitable woman and as already mentioned, loved to work especialy with the  helpless and voiceless of our society. When ever she visited the U.S.A we were all made to go on clothes drives to benefit her kids in the village. She was very health conscious and walked atleast 30mins every morning time and circumstances permitting, so it was a shocker when the family was given this news of her passing on July the 18th 2015 following a very brief illness.   
     She lives behind a son and three daughters and all her sisters children who were left in her care. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, a host of family members and in-laws, numerous friends and countless namesakes. MAY HER SOUL REST IN PERFECT AND ETERNAL PEACE.
     
    
    
       

 

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