It was delightful to see young adults take to the streets, rendering free community services in different neighbourhoods in order to create an awareness of the plight of destitute children and families in the country.
The InnerCity partners from the University of Jos, showed their love for the children as they took a stand with the Man of God, Rev Chris Oyakhilome in alleviating child poverty in Nigeria. They were seen on the streets, door to door, rendering services within their community all to create awareness on the plight of the indigent child and to raise funds to support the work of the InnerCity Mission for Children.
The services included washing of cars, plaiting of hair, fetching of water, community clean up amongst others. Recipients of the services were excited and commended the team for pursuing such a worthy cause…saying this was a true Christian practice.
The Head envoy- Pastor Tosin Ogunmodi, speaking to the team reiterated “the #ENDCHILDPOVERTYNOW campaign is a movement, and We would keep working to make a significant difference in the lives of indigent children”.
Also,partners of the InnerCity Mission in BLW Zone E organised a Food Drive in their bid to #EndChildPovertNOW. The event started with a beautiful rendition specially dedicated to the children in the inner cities after which the Zonal Pastor of BLW Zone E – Pastor Mike Bazuaye officially declared the Food Drive open.
It was “love in action” as the students gave of themselves, bringing food donations big and small to ensure the children we reach will not have to struggle for daily meals nor go to bed hungry. One could tell from the smiles on the faces of the students that they were excited to be a part of a campaign that brings lasting solutions to the challenge of the poor. When asked, a participant – Martins Valerie says “This food drive was an avenue for me to bless lives, change destinies and give a brighter future to these lovely children”
YOU can join the Movement TODAY to #EndChildPovertyNOW by logging on to www.theinnercitymission.org/EndChildPovertyNow or click fundraise.theinnercitymission.org to launch an online Charity Event which would bring hope to the life of an indigent child.