Posted: Tue, February 06, 2018 | By: Nigeria
By Abdulrahman Aliyu
I was honored to have been given a humanitarian aid task by the Nigeria Humanist Policy Center.
I provided clothing, soaps, and creams to kids who never really felt loved by parents or guardians, kids who were abandon in streets to fetch for themselves a sustenance, kids who weren’t given western or modern education, and above all kids who don’t know anything about good moral and social conduct.
The Almajiris I mingled with in carrying out the task have truly touched my life in a way I couldn’t have imagined.
I shed tears when those kids cried, out of pleasure, for getting new clothing for the first time in their lives.
I felt guilty for not reaching out to those kids earlier than now. They are as sweet as any other child, but in huge pain for lack of all the basic and necessary means of livelihood, in the name of a quest for Islamic education.
I strongly urge our leaders in Nigeria to please take a look and imagine these kids to be theirs, then do something that may put an end to this inhumane, cruel and sorrowful way of living that millions of Almajiris are undergoing in northern Nigeria, and else where in the world.