Respite seems to have come for thousands of indigent children as a non-governmental organisation, Black Diamonds Support Foundation (BDSF), in partnership with Total Women Initiative for Communication and Exchange (TWICE), extended hands of love to the community.
The joy of the children in Otto, a slum in Lagos Mainland Local Government, were fed, while also given textbooks, clothes, school bags and other relief items.
The effort was aimed at encouraging kids in the hard-to-reach communities to embrace education and channel their energy into productive activities, contrary to what is obtainable in their environment.
According to the NGO, the initiative was a follow up to Project 5000 Kids which was held last December at Mainbowl of Teslim Balogun Stadium in the state.
Speaking at the event, held in the slum, tagged, “Project 1000KIDS”, the Founder, BDSF, Adewunmi Adefunke, said it was necessary to support indigent children in the society.
“I am more excited, the children are more organised, want to learn and the community is peaceful; I just hope the children will want to go to school more and more empowered so that our today’s effort will not be in vein.
“We empower them vocationally, medically, educationally and our core target is mainly indigent families, kids. Today’s is our first partnership with TWICE to attend to 1000 children.
“We are going to feed them and educate the teenagers among them on rape and abuse and given them sanitary pads. There will be also talks on hygiene, baths and how to wash their mouth,” she said.