This June, according to Quartz Africa, Nigeria became the poverty capital of the world! In September, the annual report of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, titled the Goalkeepers report revealed that Nigeria will have the world’s poorest people by 2050. We’ve decided to do something about that, help out and make a difference.
The Nigerian Youths In Diaspora (NYID) will kick off its inaugural charity event, “Feed The Youth Initiative” this Christmas, and we need your help!
The United Nations (UN), for statistical consistency across regions, defines ‘youth’, as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years, without prejudice to other definitions by the Member States. As a youth-driven NPO, our target recipients will be youths between the age of 15 and 24.
Provide basic grocery boxes to 1000 less privileged Nigerian youths over the holidays at Makoko, Lagos state in South Western Nigeria!
Each box will contain a bag of rice, beans, garri(cassava), milk, hot chocolate (milo), sugar, salt, oil, tomato paste and noodles (indomie)
Cost of each box: $50CAD, $38USD, £30, €33, ₦14,000
100% of your donation will go directly to our targeted recipients!
We will focus our efforts in Lagos State, in a slum called Makoko. Please take some time to learn how locals live in this community, here!
ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
It is common practice for Nigerian Youths In Diaspora (NYID) to return home for Christmas and New Year celebration. In many cases, the goal is to have a relaxing, fun time with friends and family. The homecoming has the tendency to be “vacation like”, with NYIDs forgetting that people just like them, who live in Nigeria do not have access to the same luxury and opportunities. A clear example is the wage disparity, where a minimum wage job’s daily earning in a Western country is equivalent to a person’s monthly salary in Nigeria and sometimes even more!
CONNECT WITH US
If you’re going to be in Lagos on December 23rd, 2018 and would like to volunteer and be part of the initiative please register here! Thank you and stay blessed!
For more information visit the website, here!