To cushion the effects of coronavirus pandemic on vulnerable children in the country, an Abuja based Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, Anneozeng Ogozi Aid Foundation, AOAF, has organized a programme, “TEACH A VULNERABLE CHILD” for over 300 children of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camp at new Kuchingoro village in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
Founder of the foundation, Anneozeng Ogozi, while addressing newsmen at the camp said the two-week programme, which started on the 6th of July is expected to come to an end on the 17th.
Ogazi said that the purpose of the outreach was to give basic knowledge of education to the vulnerable children, who have no access to online education during this lockdown as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
According to her, “The COVID-19 pandemic is revolutionizing digital and online education globally, but over 300 children in the IDP camp at New Kuchingoro, FCT-ABUJA, don’t have that privilege, and the little education they were receiving before the lockdown has been put a hold”
“Therefore as part of the Foundation’s “TEACH A VULNERABLE CHILD” programme, the staff of Anneozeng Ogozi Aid Foundation, have put it upon themselves to carry out a two-week outreach to make sure that these children receive the basic knowledge of education with effect from today 6th of July to the 17 of July 2020 including the COVID-19 sensitization aspect.
Ogozi, however, asserted that the Foundation decided to carry out the outreach to complement the efforts of the government and for the benefit of the vulnerable children.
According to her, “The gesture is to see that those in the IDP camp also enjoy what other children out there are enjoying, so that they can as well feel the sense of belonging”
Anneozeng Ogozi Foundation, over the years has empowered thousands of widows across the country and as well trained many youths and vulnerable children.