This is a new campaign to help bring the gift of learning to disadvantaged African children. This campaign seeks to support children and schools in slums and remote communities with books and a well-equipped library respectively. We accept popular fiction and nonfiction reading books (soft and hard cover); books that are 15 years old or newer; primary, secondary, and college textbooks (soft and hard cover) with a 1998 or newer publish date; reference books such as encyclopaedias and dictionaries published in 2003 or later; medical, nursing, IT, and law books with a 1998 or newer publish date; some Bibles or religious books; School/office supplies—paper, pencils, pens, wall charts, maps, etc. Acceptable books are gently used and relevant to an African reader.
This is an enormous campaign against malaria. Malaria is still endemic in many slums, sometimes taking the lives of millions of children yearly. The Net-A-Child Campaign seeks to provide counseling support, advocacy, and insecticide treated nets free medical treatment for children and adults living in the slums.
This project aims at creating various stories using pictures, of disadvantaged children in rural areas. Partners provide their personal contacts, listening ears, absorbing heart and ready lenses in partnership. It is a project organized with a team of professional photographers and volunteers which also serves as a means to provide beneficiaries beautiful images of their childhood which can serve as reference document in their adult stage after they have made significant progress in their education and general lives.
Teachers are great tutors who train and guide to understand and choose a better life to live; we can’t do without appreciating and encouraging them. This day is set aside to appreciate the teachers and also have a few discussions on the progress, challenges and possible ways of addressing issues. This encourages the teachers so they know we appreciate and acknowledge them.
It is our greatest joy to put smiles and hope on the faces of these children. Every festive season, this volunteer-driven strategy is used to get gift boxes, provisions and food stuffs from individuals, captains of industries, and other concerned citizens. Each of these boxes contains gift items for children. In December 2012, when we had the first edition, we got close to 1000 boxes and we distributed to children in Ajegunle, Makoko, and Bariga slums in Lagos, Nigeria. It was a memorable day and to many of the children, their best Christmas celebration ever. This, we intend to organise every year and even extend our tentacles to other slums in Nigeria.
This program seeks to train and teach the kids how to imbibe and live a healthy lifestyle. Volunteers both professional and community based teach the kids how to brush their teeth, wash their uniforms, take their bath, comb their hair, wash their socks. At the end of the session combs, tooth paste, tooth brushes, bathing and washing soaps are distributed to the kids.