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RNDI To relocate slum community residents in Lagos


Sitting: Princess Amalaha (left), Gloria Jemedafe, Founder/President, The Rewrite Nigeria Development Initiative, Esoghene Royal, a medical doctor with some volunteers and children of Whitesands Community at the event in Lagos.

Considering the number of Nigerians living in the slums, Re-write Nigeria Development Initiative (RNDI), as a way of giving back to the society, will this festive season provide housing, education, other amenities for people living in ‘Whitesands community,’ a slum area in Ikorodu Lagos.

President, RNDI, Gloria Jemedafe during the unveiling of the project in Ikoyi Lagos, said: “The Christmas season is almost here. It is a time to give, show love and help others, especially the less-privileged. We will relocate persons living in Whitesands community to more decent homes within the first 12 days in December 2019, which is why we tagged the initiative “12 Days of Christmas.”

“We chose this month as a result of the kindness that Christmas preaches. The objective is to take care of children and their parents. One cannot touch the children’s lives without having a ripple effect on their parents. This is why we have to empower the parents.

“We are also going to provide them with education, clothing and vocational training. We’re collaborating with Karmond Nigeria worldwide (KNW). KNW is erecting prefabricated homes for them,” she said.

She added: “As a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), RNDI is looking at a way of impacting change into the lives of the less- privileged through provision of facility,” she said.

Jemedafe, however, implored corporate bodies and kind-hearted Nigerians to join hands to help the community to make the society better.

Representative of KNW, Capt. Jonathan Joshua, said: “Karmond can build accommodations for these people in less than 48 hours with prefabricated technology at a very subsidised amount. Houses with prefabricated technology are considered stronger than the regular buildings and can last for more than 72 years so long as the resources and other things needed are in place. We are ready to give maximum support by building accommodations for them to move in.”


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