Some young Nigerians have launched a charity campaign tagged ‘1000HelpingHands’ to take at least 100 homeless children off the street and enroll them in schools.
This initiative was launched under the umbrella of Destiny Trust, a non-profit social intervention organization, to raise funds for the education and welfare of the children under the care of the organization.
To afford these kids the opportunity to enroll in school in September, Destiny Trust is asking for donation of N1,000 or more from Nigerians.
According to ICIR quoting the campaign coordinator, Bukky Shaba, the organization over the past five years has provided shelter, education and feed children from the generous donations of people.
Ms. Shaba a similar campaign last year raised N1,972,379 which benefited 100 children. The organization has embarked on another campaign to help more children off the street.
“Although this was a significant shortfall in the funding target, donors in the 2016 round enabled the Trust’s intervention which benefited 100 children comprising of children who were newly enrolled in school and others who were assisted to go back to school,
We are building a community of 1000 good citizens who will commit to giving at least N1,000 monthly for a period of one year,” she said. From our experience, little acts of kindness in this manner can make a big difference in securing the future of the children.” she said
Donations are received through the Trust’s account: The Destiny Trust Projects, GT Bank Plc, 0209963873.
Donors can also use a safe and convenient online payment platform following the link, www.paystack.com/pay/1000Hands