Zidora Aid Foundation to send relief materials, flag off back to school in IDPs
As charity has no end, more giving leads to more giving. This has been the guiding touch for Zidora Aid Foundation, a charity platform recognised both home and abroad.
In adding to the existing giving system of the foundation, Zidora Aid Foundation will be embarking on a humanitarian project that focus majorly on the Internally Displaced Persons. This involves visitation to all IDP camps across the country to enrich lives and empower minds. As part of the foundation mission of giving hope to hopeless and putting smiles of faces. Different kinds of support and relief materials will be shared to the people in the various camps.
For this project, we call on selfless-oriented Nigerians to join us as we embark on this great charity exercise. We assure them that it will be a priceless and memorable experience, which will grow and nuture the humanitarian seed in them.
The majority of people in the camps are women
and children and they have no way to support themselves and their families.
Even more disturbing is the standard of living in this camp;” it is better imagined than
experienced” Arinze madueke said. There are issues of hygiene and security, as well as issues of sexual exploitation.
The hygiene situation is such that the entirety of the camp share just one open pit latrine and one bathroom which was provided by an NGO.
Some of the major
challenges facing the idp camps are:
1. Education: There is a serious need for continued education for the
IDP camp children. Children of school age in the IDP are not attending school. This is very disturbing because, education will go a long way to mitigate the social vices, the insurgency being experienced in the northeast as well as empower the kids for a better and more quality life. Indeed, education remains the only way to secure the future of those kids. To this end, Zidora Aid Foundation has resolved to embark on back to school campaign,
for the IDP children. This will entail ZAF, taking responsibility for the upkeep of the sponsored children in the camp. The back to school campaign
will take care of uniform, books, bags and other materials needed by the
ZAF has also called on well meaning Nigerians to join in this laudable project of contributing to a child’s educational advancement, in the country’s best interest and for humanity sake.
2. Food Items and clothing, are the two most disturbing need in the camp. The inhabitants of the idp camps are in
dire need of food items as a lot of them are malnourished. Although some NGOs are already doing their best, but there is still much to be done
in the area of distribution of food items, bedspread and mattresses.
During the visit most of the children were dressed in tattered, wornout clothes, and this is another area where ZAF will also be sending relief
materials. Other needs like toiletries and disinfectants are also important, in large
The initiative according to the President of Zidora Aid Foundation; Chief Fortune Arinze Madueke, aligns with ZAF’s key objective of positively
impacting lives, uplifting the downtrodden and is aimed at ameliorating the pains and suffering of thousands of families affected.
In his words, “We have identified and are concerned about these
communities of displaced people who find their limited resources
quickly depleted and are unable to cater for their basic needs. I say this with all sense of responsibility and modesty, we cannot be living comfortably in our houses, whereas there are people who cannot boast of shelter, good meals and clothing”.
The Anambra Born philantropist further asserted that “this initiative will continue to be focused and we expect to work together with the Government at different levels, other humanitarian stakeholders and donors to deliver basic assistance and support to displaced people across the country.”
Source: Daily Post Nigeria