Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Easter: NGO Offers Health Talk, Donates To Indigents

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The founder, JAM Initiative for Vulnerable Children and Climate Change, Mrs. Josie Mudasiru (third from left) flanked by volunteers and beneficiaries during the outreach in Abuja.

The JAM Initiative for Vulnerable Children and Climate Change, a non-governmental organisation, recently held its Easter outreach programme for the poor and vulnerable in Pegyi, Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory.

The event, initially planned for 20 households, ended up catering for over 40 households.

The founder of the NGO, Mrs. Josie Mudasiru disclosed that JAM Initiative had earlier carried out a school outreach in February in Lagos and Ogun states, where textbooks and exercise books were donated to about 50 school children in designated schools. 

Mudasiru said that the current economic situation made it imperative for JAM Initiative to reach out to widows, poor, aged and vulnerable members of society to alleviate their challenges. She stated that her NGO is committed to more outreaches, awareness and climate change advocacies, as well as championing reading efforts in schools and communities in Nasarawa and Kaduna states in the coming months.

During the event, a consultant physician, Dr. Salamatu Aminu, gave a health talk, advising the attendees to avoid mixing faith with medical issues. She urged people to take regular exercise and give their bodies maximum rest and attention. Aminu also counselled women on health issues relating to hypertension, including causes, signs, symptoms, complications, treatment and management.

The beneficiaries of the outreach programme, mostly women and a few men from over 40 households, received clothes, assorted foods made up of garri, rice, spaghetti, kitchen condiments, soft drinks, snacks and more. The chairman of Pegyi 1000 Housing Unit Community, Aderibigbe Taiwo and other beneficiaries expressed gratitude to JAM Initiative for the kind gesture towards the poor and vulnerable.

In an interview, Aminu commended JAM Initiative for fighting for the overall well-being of the vulnerable and encouraged the NGO to continue its good work.

The JAM Initiative has remained consistent in reaching out to the poor and its efforts are highly commendable, said Mrs. Rojias Bitrus from Buzun-Kure, a suburb of Pegyi who also benefited from the outreach.

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