With your support, Sesor donated relief materials to over 1500 displaced persons last year, many of them young girls and boys. For displaced girls like Jamila & Amina (not their real names) who fled from as far as Chibok and Madagali, starting a new life away from home is not easy.
They live in cramped quarters, have to adjust to different kinds of food, figure out how to handle menstruation in a different area and often are at the mercy of strangers and distant relatives who may or may not offer much help.
Sesor with the help of partners like Mend a Life Foundation and The Grooming Centre helped 28 displaced children and youth, Jamila & Amina included, go back to school in 2015.
For Sesor, meeting them at relief outreaches and donating food and clothing is only the beginning. More children need help to go back to school. The women and men need shelter and support to be able to earn a living – sometimes they have to improve their language skills so they can integrate into their new town of refuge if they fled outside the North. The traumatised also need counselling and long term help to heal. Sesor is also constantly advocating for their rights through various media, fora and with other stakeholders.
With the National Emergency Management Agency & the International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimating almost 2.2m persons displaced across Nigeria as at December 2015, our work and that of our partners is only just starting.
This 2016, we will continue to support more girls like Jamila and their families through our relief, educational, livelihood and psychosocial support programmes. We plan to open new offices in Lagos, Abuja and Maiduguri so we can support more displaced persons in the South, the North East and North Central. We have new experienced volunteers and interns giving their time and expertise to manage, and fund raise for, our programs.
We count on your continued financial and in-kind support to administer and deliver these programmes and look forward to continuing our partnership to help these survivors thrive.
To make a donation to support our work, you can:
1. Transfer to our Nigerian accounts: GTB 0170089727 or StanbicIBTC 0002888203 (Sesor Empowerment Foundation)
2. Make an online: sesorafrica.org/i-would-like-to-donate/
3. Be a volunteer fundraiser for Sesor
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org