WHO ARE WE?
The KidInNeedsociety is a non-profit organization that was founded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our main goal is to provide educational materials to children who are unable to afford them. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was restricted movement- closed malls, no movies at the cinemas, no meeting up with friends and some family, and no physical schooling. Many children, ranging from primary to tertiary level students, had to resort to online classes. However, many less privileged did not have that opportunity or the resources for it. Apart from not having online classes, many of them did not possess textbooks to even self-study with. In this crucial time, many families had to use their funds for essential needs such as food and clothing, leaving no room for educational materials. The KidInNeedsociety aims to provide the less privileged around us with the necessary materials for education such as textbooks, notebooks, stationery, and backpacks. The KidInNeedsociety made up of teenagers and young adults collects books from those who no longer need them and distribute them to those who are in need. We strongly believe education is a crucial part of development and should be made available to all, especially here in Africa.
The mission has begun
Helping Our First Community (Kuchingoro)
After a lot of contemplation, we decided that we accomplish our first mission in the place that needed it the most- an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp. We visited the Kuchingoro IDP camp at New Kuchingoro, Games Village FCT Abuja on the 4th of July 2020. The Kuchingoro IDP camp has been in existence since 2014. The community is made up of people who fled from the North-Eastern part of Nigeria due to insurgency and Fulani Herdsmen. Here, we met children of the different ages and classes. We met with one of the heads of the community before we got the permission to give out our books. These books brought a lot of smiles on their faces. While we were still arranging, we could see them whispering to one another the ones they wanted. It was a very lovely experience giving to children just like me.
MISSIONS COMING UP
A call to give to those in need
Our plan is to impact as many people and communities as possible. To do this, we need more resources and members. You can donate your used books, stationery, school bags, money we could use to buy new books too, and your time of service by joining the association. We are majorly teenagers. If you are a parent, you can tell your teen to join; if you are a teen, you should join this group; as an adult, you can equally join. Let us all make sure we contribute in some way. We need to give back to our society and sharing educative material is giving power to the future generations to change the world.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
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