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Help underprivileged to go back to school

Help underprivileged to go back to school

Oct 2019
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We are organising an outreach in various Slums in Rivers state, Nigeria, for the underprivileged and orphanges to go back to school,they need school bags, school shoes, books and school fees.

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Faith   Heritage   Family   (FHF)   a   Grassroots Humanitarian   Organization,   based   in   Port   Harcourt,   Rivers  State,   Nigeria. The  group  was  founded  in  2010  as  a  vehicle  to  reach  out  to  the  very  poor residents of the Water front (Waterside) communities in Port Harcourt.   Her Vision is to reduce extreme poverty to the barest minimum.  Her Mission is to Inspire the Despairing to Aspire.   Scope  of  work;  Since 2010, she has been organizing outreaches every 27th of May (Children’s Day) and 1st of October(Independence Day) which are very symbolic days in Nigeria, to feed, clothe  and  provide  free  medicals  to  less  privilege  children,  widows  and  the  elderly. Her   catchment   areas   are   the   water front   communities,   locally   known   as   “Water   side”   settlements.   These   communities are   where   the   extremely   poor   people   in   Port   Harcourt   reside.   They live   in   make shift   shacks.  On   these   days,   she  and  her  Faith  Heritage Family,   take   reasonable   quantity   of   staple   food   such   as   Rice,   Garri,  Beans, Noodles,   Milk   and   toiletries  to  the   extremely   poor   residents   of  the   water   side. They   also   give   them   clothes,   books,   enroll   some   kids   in   school   and   sometimes arrange  for  on-site  free  medicals. Over 2,000 persons have  been impacted,  mostly Children, widows and the elderly.  Her  Inspiration   to   take   action   against   extreme   poverty   started   when   she   was   a teenager.  Growing  up,   she   saw   a   lot  of  poor  people   struggling  to   make  ends  meets  in her   immediate   environment.   It   dawned   on   her   that   the   poor   man’s   life   is   living because   it   must   live.  Incentives  to  ease  the suffering   and   hunger  of   the  poor  were  scarce. Year  in year  out,  the  rate of  poverty and  hunger  in  Nigeria  kept  increasing.  Many cannot find  jobs,  children   were   out   of   school   because   the   parents   could   not  afford school   fees.   The   youths  in   the   slumps  and   shanties  in   Port   Harcourt   were   resorting to  crime,  under  aged  pregnancy  was  also  on  the  rise.  As an adult  she  decided  to give  hope  to the  poor.        Her  work   has   attracted   the attention   of   the   Rivers   State   Government   in   the   area   of   developing   infrastructure such   as   paving   the   roads   in   these   settlements,   drilling   bore   hole   for   them   to   have portable  drinking  water  and  construction  of  drainages  to  improve  the  sanitation challenges they  face. She  was  able  to  get  these  attention  because  of  the  publicity  given  to  the  out reaches.    In  like  manner,  foreign  NGOs  like  Petal  Charitable  Trust  based  in  Dubia has partnered  with her Faith Heritage Family in  one  of the out  reaches.  Her initiative  has  awaken  the  government  to  its  responsibility  to  these  poor neighbourhoods. Most   persons   dread   the   water   side   communities   because   of   the   criminality   and high   rate   of   crime   there.  She   goes   in   there   because   she believes   a   show   of   love   gives   hope   to   the   hopeless,   an   act   of  inspiration gives  the  despairing a  reason  to aspire.

On United Nations World Environmental Day 5th June 2019, she took the awareness campaign into the waterside communities, educating them on consequences of pollution and bad sanitary conditions.  Her work has been appreciated by a United Kingdom organization named Wobia Entertainment who gave her an Award for Services for Humanity in 2016.        However,  she   has   projected   expanding   her   scope   in   the   coming   years   to   teaching the   youths   and   young   widows’   artisan   skills   so   they   can   be   self-employed   and   earn a  living.

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