A Nigerian foundation, T200 Foundation, has launched a novel charity outreach feeding 4,195 IDP children in Maiduguri metropolis.
The children, who were within the age range of 0-17, are among the over 8,000 persons impoverished by the Boko Haram insurgency.
The remaining 2,805 comprised 1, 555 women and 2, 250 men who received bags of rice, cartons of spaghetti and other food items.
The Executive Director of the Foundation, Emmanuel Osadebey, said during the feeding session at the non-formal CAN IDPs camp in Maiduguri that the novel outreach was aimed at “spoiling the children a little” by feeding them the same way their friends in affluent homes feed.
The foundation also organised a quiz competition for the children to develop their patriotism and talents on the national anthem, current affairs, 1-100 numerals and the 26 alphabets.
“It is high time we saw and develop the talents in these children and stop looking at their problems,” Osadebey said, positing, “these children should by now be helped to be developed not pitied. Pitying them will not guarantee any good Future for them.”
He said the essence of the competition was to give the children an opportunity to showcase their talents.
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