Posted: Thu, May 10, 2018 | By: Nigeria
(below is a report from Sadiq Modu Kura - a BBI volunteer in Maiduguri. He is delivering food to refugees who were displaced by Boko Haram. Photos at the end. Funds for this charity project were provided by Jo Ann K Lequang and Scott de Long)
Title: Food items donation
Place: Al-amin Dagash IDP Camp Maiduguri, Borno State.
BACKGROUND TO THE PROJECT
This is the second phase of food items donation by Brighter Brains Institute (BBI) to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria. The project was funded by Jo Ann LeQuang and Scot Dalong, both of which are contributing in partnering a humanitarian effort to touch the lives of the IDPs positively, and other BBI projects else where in Nigeria. BBI donated food items which include cartons of spaghetti noodles, Macaroni noodles and couscous. About 20 IDPs have benefited from the food items distribution exercise and showed their appreciation overwhelmingly.
Due to the large number of IDPs in the camp I was able to distribute the food items to only few among them, leaving the rest unattended to. I apologized and persuaded those who did not get the food items, I asked them to be patient for next time. Head of the IDPs showed his great gratitude to BBI for their kind gesture towards humanity. He also explained to me the difficult life they have been living since their displacement from their homes by the Boko Haram insurgent. I asked the Head whether their kids were schooling, he said they were, but the parents can’t afford basic necessities for schooling like books, bags, shoes and writing materials. The Head lamented more on lack of food and water in the camp.
I am very grateful for the opportunity given to me to serve humanity under BBI, and will love to extend an enormous amount of gratitude on behalf of BBI to Miss LeQuang for been a generous partner in contributing towards our humanitarian projects. And also appreciate the effort of Mr Scot, on his generous contribution of giving part of his earning in partnering with BBI, despite being cripple and living in a nursery home. These two are worthy of being emulated by most.