Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Yuletide: Sam Empowerment feats IDPs, others

Sam Empowerment Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has hosted a Christmas fun fair party for orphaned and vulnerable children, Internally Displaced Persons and children with disabilities in Abuja.

The party, which held weekend at the National Children’s Park and Zoo, also had in attendance children from Alpha and Omega Orphanage, Mararba; LEA Government Primary School, Gbaupe-Kuje Area Council; IDP camps in Kuchingoro; as well as the Paul’s Mission Football Academy, Karu, Abuja.

Founder of the Foundation, Dr. Aisha Achimugu, said they were celebrating with the children to show them love in this season of love, adding that it was fulfilling to see the children happy and rejoicing.

According to her, “the foundation is basically about humanity, to touch lives especially those who are less privilege. To give skill to women who are not empowered; give education to children who don’t have access to education. Generally give people hope to live.”

She encouraged the children not give up because with hope, there is future for them and some talents for the country’s progress and development.

The children, who were treated to fun activities including dance, games and performance from some of the homes and schools in attendance as well as the Paul’s Mission Football Academy, were presented gifts from Santa Claus, just as food items including bags of rice and cartons of noodles were presented to the homes and IPD camps.


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