The New Year may have began sadly for us at Sesor with news of the 02 January Benue attacks but it certainly ended on a happy and hopeful note! Read on for our third piece of GREATLY INSPIRING NEWS…
On Friday January 5, 15-year old Taslim Salaudeen, donated N500,000 (five hundred thousand naira) to support internally displaced persons! YES! You read it right!! N500K – funds he raised himself from friends and family!! To hear more about what got him to do this, see the video above.
Taslim says he was inspired to take action after he felt that the government should do more to provide for the displaced. Speaking to Sesor’s intern, Olamide Osunsina (who also happens to be an alumna of Taslim’s school), Taslim explained that he was doing some research on displaced persons in the country when his father suggested that he donate to them. He then went on to fund raise for the displaced in order to meet their needs, stating that “it will be of great benefit to the nation”. INDEED!
Accepting the donation on behalf of Sesor, Ms Osunsina thanked Taslim for his inspiring gift. She said, “This will definitely be impactful and will go a long way. Thank you very much!
We are inspired by Taslim’s amazing example and even more determined to continue to support internally displaced persons.
Not sure how you can help? Or overwhelmed by the over 1.7 million displaced in Nigeria? We can all draw inspiration from Taslim and do our bit!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like some ideas AND remember that TOGETHER WE WILL REPAIR!
NEXT STOP? BENUE!
To support the over 80,000 currently displaced in Benue please, donate to STANBICIBTC ACCT – 0002888203 or GTB ACCT – 0170089727 (if you have a Naira account) or click on http://www.sesorafrica.org/i-would-like-to-donate/ if you are outside Nigeria.