Nigeria: BDSF Donates to Schoolchildren

In line with the objectives of its Project 5000 Kids campaign, the Black Diamonds Support Foundation (BDSF), a non-governmental organisation, has donated food packs, school bags, clothes and textbooks to over 1,000 children in the Otto community in Lagos, Nigeria.

The latest exercise in the Project 5000 Kids campaign was conducted in collaboration with the Total Women Initiative for Communication and Exchange (TWICE). BDSF stated that the purpose of the donation was to help children in poor communities embrace education and channel their energy into productive activities. The founder of BDSF, Adewunmi Adefunke, who was excited by the children’s eagerness said her organisation, ‘[W]ill empower them vocationally, medically, educationally and our core target is mainly indigent families, [children]. Today’s is our first partnership with TWICE to attend to 1000 children’.

‘We them and educate the teenagers among them on rape and abuse and give them sanitary pads. There [are] also talks on hygiene, baths and how to wash their mouth’, she continued. The children of the Otto community were happy to receive the donations, and some of them expressed the hope that the attention they were receiving would stimulate more interest among those who could help them achieve their goals.

BDSF was established in memory of Eyesorun Adewumi and in furtherance of her philanthropic works, which saw her feed and house indigent kids in and around her community. The current Project 5000 Kids has come on the heels of BDSF’s One Girl, One Pad drive, its Walk and Talk against Rape and Abuse campaign as well as its distribution of free medicines and the offering of free medical checkups.

Source: This Day

Photo source: Black Diamond Support Foundation


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