As part of efforts to ameliorate the plight of the disadvantaged in Nigeria while putting smiles on their faces this season, the Victory Idewele Foundation, VIF, on Tuesday 28th December 2021, offered free medical services, donated food items/relief materials and offered 10 scholarships to those living at the New Kuchingoro IDP Camp in Abuja,
According to the Founder, Innocent Idewele, the essence of the visit is to give the IDPs a sense of belonging during and after the festive period.
He stated that the New Kuchingoro IDP Camp is a place that needs serious attention from government and nongovernmental organizations, hence the reason why the Foundation is doing all that it can to add value to the lives of those living there.
“We are here for a medical outreach; we are giving out scholarships to 10 students, we are also donating food items and toiletries to them as well. I chose Kuchingoro IDP camp because some years ago, I saw how they were living, and I said there is a lot to be done for them.”
“These people have some health conditions which we are trying to arrest with the help of our medical team. Those with ailments that cannot be attended to immediately would be taken to a hospital where we would ensure that their health is restored.”
Idewele further stated that the Foundation would conduct frequent visits to the camp with the aim of doing all that it can to improve the living conditions of the women and children.
On why the Foundation chose to reach out this season, the Founder noted that “the best way to celebrate Christmas is by doing good to the people because the Bible says when you give to the poor, you lend to God and your reward comes from God, therefore it is better we reach out to them and take them as our own, and also we should not wait for the government to do everything for us, we are the government.”
One of the beneficiaries, Ali Yusuf who was visibly elated thanked the Foundation for their kind gesture, while urging other well-meaning individuals and organizations to do likewise.