Foundation donates bags, others to displaced school children
To ease the burden of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), a non-governmental organisation, Refuge Foundation, has donated school items to displaced children at Ibeju Lekki, Lagos.
The foundation, which focused on plights of people displaced by violence donated school bags, notebooks, jotters, and other stationeries to children in the area.
Speaking at the event, Founder, Refuge Foundation, Mrs Ogonna Kanu, said the group is creating awareness on the plight of IDPs in Nigeria, and working to meet their basic needs.
According to her, people displaced by insurgency in the north, particularly Chibok, Borno State, have been living for many years in Eleko, Ibeju Lekki, and Tamaro Island, should be supported and their children encouraged to continue their education.
Kanu said the group is also planning a medical intervention for elderly people in Abuja in October and another programme, tagged ‘Project Joy’ in December to provide food items to displaced persons.
She said the foundation, which has been funding projects through personal funds and donations, would continue to champion issues of displaced persons and ensure they get the needed attention and support.
As the new academic session commences, Kanu advised pupils to study hard as education is an opportunity for them, and also urged parents to encourage their wards and provide resources needed to make education stress free.
A parent, John Ali-Gambo, who arrived the community in 2016 from Chibok, expressed delight with the donation and appreciated the foundation for the gesture.
Ali-Gambo said their population in the area has reduced following improved situation in their home state.
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