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Doctors train Edo internally-displaced persons on catering, others

By Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu, Benin City
09 March 2017   |   3:21 am
The programme comprised of training the inmates on catering skills and teaching them some core academic subjects, attending to their health issues and others.

IDPs

A Lagos based non- governmental organisation Doctors Health Initiative has concluded a three day training programme for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) occasioned by the activities of insurgents in North East in Uhogua, Ovia North East Local Council Area of Edo State.

The programme comprised of training the inmates on catering skills and teaching them some core academic subjects, attending to their health issues and others.

There was however a stir in camp when the team, led by Dr. Nkechi Asogwa who on a similar visit a year ago had seen the special case of a young boy of I6 years who was diagnosed of having a broken femor when they saw him walk perfectly well when they arrived. He had been miraculously healed.

He broke the head of the femor in the process of running away from the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents when they invaded his village some kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

“We started raising funds through friends to assist him to carry out the surgery. And we were told when we visited the camp this year that miraculously he has been healed without any surgery carried out.

“As a medical professional, I was amazed. I could not believe it until I saw him myself beaming with smiles and walking freely. He was walking without any pain whatsoever.”

Asogwa, led the team comprising medical personnel, students of the Lagoon Secondary School and Maryland Comprehensive High School both in Lagos and other volunteers for the three day programme.

She said: “The essence is that they could make some of these things and sell to make some monies to assist themselves and the children. “Our plans is to start with five persons we have trained among the number then make provision for soft loans for them as a take-off grant,” she disclosed.

Going further, she stated: “It was indeed an impactful sort of session as the students in the team recounted beautiful experiences they had in the classes with the IDP students. They told me their eagerness to learn and interest for education is a big kudos to the centre.

She thanked all the corporate bodies that gave them their hands of support to ensure that the programme was successful. Pastor-in-charge of the camp, Solomon Folorunsho, seized the opportunity to thank the group for their efforts and all the assistance they have been giving the camp.