by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
An NGO, the ‘House of Justice’ (HoJ), through its Southern Kaduna Resilience Fund (SKARF) corporate social responsibility project for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has held a career day and prize-giving ceremony for the displaced children.
Speaking during the event, the Program Officer for the Project, Miss Augustina Kukah, expressed delight over the progress made in improving the knowledge of the children in camp.
Miss Kukah expressed satisfaction that “Kids, who could not speak a word in English when they were enrolled in the school, are now able to speak English, and are quickly gaining steam in other subjects and are able to work out sums in Mathematics.
“Some of the pupils strutted on the career walkway in a fashion show, while awards were given to the most disciplined pupils, best in academics, best in spoken English, most punctual pupil and the neatest students,” she said.
The Chief Executive Officer of House of Justice, Barrister Gloria Mabeiam Ballason, who was present to cheer up the children, also expressed satisfaction at the performance of the pupils.
“I am really delighted to see the growth of these children, who I call my dear babies. Despair is giving way to confidence of a better tomorrow, and we can visibly see the children evolving out of trauma into an understanding that the future is bright; hope is rising!,” Gloria said.
Barrister Ballason thanked all the spirited individuals, who have given to the SKARF project, saying that they are the real champions as they are the reason IDPs and their children are gaining a new lease on life.
She enjoined the general public and corporations to partner with House of Justice, which, through the SKARF project, is putting displaced children in schools, rebuilding houses and providing psychosocial support.
The Chief Executive Officer also enjoined the public to partner or support the SKARF project for the displaced people in Southern Kaduna, saying, “Please, pay to HoJ Global Integrated, 4011243273, Fidelity Bank.
“Kindly indicate SKARF as beneficiary. You may also send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +2347053842016,” she stated.