Like never before in the city of Lagos, or maybe Nigeria as a whole, a restaurant has come up with a grand idea on how to feed 10,000 indigent children in Lagos.
KOBIS restaurant located in Oregun, Lagos has teamed up with the InnerCity Mission, a faith-based NGO of Christ Embassy to feed children on the streets with fresh food for the next 90days in a quest to kick against child hunger.
Hunger is the world’s most solvable problem, yet according to UNICEF, some 300 million children go to bed hungry and malnourished every day. Far too many children see empty plates day in and day out. Responding to this challenge, KOBIS is devoting a fraction of every purchase to sponsor a meal for an indigent child. Besides eating at KOBIS, you can also sponsor a full day’s meal for a child or purchase a KOBIS souvenir.
“When you eat KOBIS, a hungry child eats,” a KOBIS representative, Pastor Roland Dabor, expressed at the launch and press briefing of the ‘Feed a Child’ initiative on Tuesday, September 20, in Lagos, Nigeria.
An initiative with a heartwarming motive like this will definitely be the first of its kind to happen in Nigeria and will certainly go a long way in curbing the pressing hunger rate among children which is currently on the rise today.
If other restaurants, fast food joints, eateries and even stores adopt this vision and take commendable efforts to make such projects a reality either as an enterprise or as an individual body, the result will make a remarkable difference in the society at large and in the lives of every indigent child.
We crave for a better government and a better Nigeria, the only way to make it work is if we come together and support the government or better still show them how it’s done!