On April 30th 2017 Ayimaba Charity and Advocacy for Human Value Foundation paid a visit to the Maila IDP camp which is located in kawar Maila, Maiduguri, Borno State. It comprises of more than two hundred individuals which are mostly women and children. It has over one hundred rooms and lacks a lot of basic necessities. The women and some of the children have to rely on the money they make from selling groundnuts and alewan madara(local sweets)on the entrance to the camp to tend to their basic needs and necessities. Ayimaba Charity in participation with Advocacy for Human Value Foundation distributed clothes to some of the kids that live in the camps.
On March 26th 2017 Ayimaba members visited Lions Village Motherless Babies Home in Lekki Lagos. The home consists of three sections; Abandoned children, physically and sexually abused and then the destitute children. All the children present in the home are sponsored by People, organizations or schools. The home makes sure that all the children attend private schools during their stay in the home. Some of the children like those who were abused are present in the home by court orders so they can only be released by a court order. Abandoned children can however be adopted.
Ayimaba presented them with Milk, Milo and cornflakes. Ayimaba was not able to take pictures with any of the children because of their security policies.
Still on mission A&A Ayimaba Charity Foundation and Advocacy for Human Value Foundation in collaboration with Himayat Charity Foundation paid a visit to Victorine Home For Children in Gwarimpa, Abuja on the 21st of February 2017.
They gave out biscuits, juices, tissues and other neccesities to the children. There were a total of 16 children present in the home and each was glad to see the team members.
On February 14th Ayimaba Charity members and Advocacy for Human Value Foundation were invited by Mansura Isa to visit Heritage Orphanage home in Gwarimpa, Abuja. The orphanage was strictly children and the teams presented them with Indomie noodles, tissues and kid sized slippers.
The gesture conferred by Mansura was unlike any other as it had the message of togetherness and warmth entangled with it.
The undertaking goals for Mission A&A continues as the members of Ayimaba Charity and Advocacy for Human Value Foundation travel to Abuja to meet up with wecan Nigeria Foundation to continue the project. The area of focus for these three teams was Poorest of the poor rehabilitation center (Anawim home) in Gwagwalada and Gwoza/Bama camp durumi in area1. The teams did not push for the goals of Mission A&A which was to make ensure that no child was left behind in healthcare and education as much as they did in Borno because Abuja was not part of their dominion. The teams decided to keep it simple by creating a slippers day where they distributed slippers to the less-privileged. Like any other project it was time consuming and very demanding however, the teams were able to succeed and fulfill their goals despite the fact of Abuja not being their jurisdiction and the fact that they lacked adequate resources or enough connections.
From the many people and children the team saw was one who stood out in particular. His name was not mentioned nor given but from the looks of it he seemed to range from around ages 7-10. He was unusual and unlike other boys like his age, he would often behave like a savage or an animal thus having the possible diagnosis of clinical lycanthropy.
The teams continue to look forward to their future projects while hoping and striving to put more smiles on the faces of children, women, and orphans.
The team members from Ayimaba Charity and Advocacy for Human Value foundation came together on January 29th 2017 through the 2nd of February 2017 to collaborate on Mission A&A. The goal of the mission was to ensure that no child was left behind in healthcare or education. They came together to fight illiteracy and to also give support to the less-privileged to the best of their abilities. The project was unlike any other the team members had ever seen because of its extensive goals. They had only four days to visit different places in a state as wide as Borno as well dealing with any other challenges that may have come their way. “This project was tremendous and it was very exhausting both physically and mentally but the warm smile and warmth we felt from the children and their parents was a huge boost to the morale of Ayimaba members and also the members of Human Value foundation. Thinking back on it now, I realize that the fours days went by quickly and although they were exciting, they were equally as exhausting. For as long as we the Ayimaba members and the members of Advocacy for Human Value foundation together with other charity groups can keep putting a smile on the faces of the people I do not mind doing a project of an even greater scale.” Said Adam Bulama and Fatima Habib, Founders of Ayimaba Charity and Advocacy for Human Value Foundation, when asked about what kept them going and if they would do another project that’s as equally intensified as this.
The two teams travelled around different parts of Borno. The teams began their journey from University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital(UMTH) to Mafoni liberty Primary school and then finally to G.R.A Secondary school. They did two trips to UMTH, one of which was to the pediatric ward. The Ayimaba members continue to look forward to their future collaborations and exciting journey in making the world a better place for orphans, women and the elderly.