Like millions of children in Lagos, and across Nigeria, Racheal and her 3 siblings struggle with accessing the most basic amenities – food, and clothing being some of them. Rachel, and her siblings live with their mother – a physically disabled widow, somewhere on Lagos mainland. Since the death of their father 5 years ago, it has been an uphill task providing them with all they need. Fortunately, they attend a government school close to them, but there remains another challenge – their mother cannot afford the school materials they need.
Thankfully, Rachel and her siblings are beneficiaries of the Dress a Child for School Project, a program run by JAKIN NGO, providing back to school kits for orphans and vulnerable children in Lagos, Nigeria. With the poverty index continuing to rise due to recent changes in Nigeria’s economy, many more children will require this level of support.
ACT Foundation is calling for donations from its partners, and well-meaning individuals to raise the sum of Four Million Naira (₦4,000,000) toward this campaign. We hope to be able to provide each child with:
• 2 sets of school uniforms
• 2 pairs of socks
• 1 school bag
• 1 pair of sandals
• 1 stationery pack containing pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners and ruler.
• 1 dozen exercise books
• 1 mathematical set (For secondary school students)
Items will be distributed to beneficiaries at a ceremony commemorating International Literacy Day, on September 8th 2023.
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