Do you have unwanted items a girl child (18months-18years) can use? Please don’t throw them away. We are requesting for:
We will arrange pickup in different locations (UK and Nigeria).
Please send a text to +447553705408 (UK) and +2348172393702, +2348126977084, +2348034436359 (Nigeria).
Project HEAL-H stands for Help Earn a Living and Good Health. It is targeted at Ohuagu IDP Camp, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
During the past one decade, terrorism has escalated in northern Nigeria particularly. The conflict has its roots in ethnic, cultural and religious clashes. Religious fanaticism of boko haram in the north, resulting in mass abduction of students from schools, has brought about widespread illiteracy to an already educationally disadvantaged population among the women and girls. The insurgency in Nigeria has led to large scale migration of the indigenes to become refugees in other parts of Nigeria like Edo State. They have lost their means of livelihood and are now huddled in ramshackle houses with little or no government support. The females suffer rape, some willingly exchanging sex for money for their feeding.
There is latent desire for education among the over 4,000 females in particular of Ohuagu IDP Camp, either formal or vocational. They acknowledge the empowering role of education as a way up societal ladder. To this end, we believe that literacy in formal and informal education will serve socially constructive purposes to prepare the IDPs to actively participate in the process of socio-economic development. Having collated data on Ohuagu Camp, our purpose is their health because they live in squalor, desperately needing medical assistance, and skill acquisition.
The project seeks to assist the internally displaced and vulnerable persons in this camp with their health issues and empowering the girls and women with skills acquisition thus giving them a means of livelihood to stand on their feet and take charge of their lives. We need to give meaning to the lives of these citizens who have fled from terrorists to seek refuge in Edo state. They are highly traumatized. Most have lost parents and siblings, and are depending on the goodwill of society to have a meaningful life.