*To train 50 IDPs in vocational programmes in January 2018
In the spirit of the season Yolo Foundation a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has put smiles and hope to people of Bama, Gwoza Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Durumi Abuja.
The Foundation donated a 300 KVA generator set, gift items that includes: food stuff, beverages and clothing items to camp.
The Yolo Foundation had staged a 1,000 Match for the IDPs to create awareness about the plight of people living at the Durumi camp.
Pioneer of the 1,000 match for the IDPs Rehoofat Yusuf, said the move has become necessary following the neglect of the people by the society. “The 1,000 match is not just a walk to support the IDPs but it is aimed at empowering them and integrating them back to the Nigerian society.
“We will do this by partnering with other NGO and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to train and create a market square, we train them in various skills and empower them to live a normal life”, added Yusuf.
Liatu Ayuba who spoke on behalf of the IDPs thanked the Foundation for their kind gesture in putting smiles on their faces especially during this yuletide.
She however expressed hope that the foundation will not disappoint them as that has become a norm by many organisations.
“I thank this lady that brought us these items and she gave us a generating set. I thank her big heart for the gesture, she promised to train and empower us which is a welcome development and I hope that her promise will not be like others who come here to promise us heaven on earth but at the end we don’t get to see them,” Ayuba told newsmen present at the event.
High point of the event was the interacting session, where Yolo Foundation engaged the displaced persons in a town hall meeting to identify their pressing needs.
The Foundation will in January 2018 train 50 IDPs in various skills and empower them to fully get back into the society.