The KIEK foundation has reached out to several vulnerable families living around the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and the South Eastern part of Nigeria through the 3rd edition of its Compassion Action Outreach.
The 3rd edition of the outreach is part of the foundation’s effort to alleviate the challenges that will be faced by the indigent, vulnerable and underprivileged families during the lockdown imposed by the Federal Government in the FCT and other parts of the country to contain the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a press release signed on Sunday, 29th of March 2020 by the Executive Director of the foundation, Barr. Mrs Ebele Iyiegbu, the outreach is meant support disadvantaged and underprivileged families in rural communities in the FCT and the South Eastern part of Nigeria with staple food items and toiletries during this period of lockdown.
“Our mandate as an organisation is to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children around us. This is our calling, this is our mandate, and we will not relent” Ebele said.
Ebele further noted that the lockdown will no doubt have adverse effect on these families who mostly rely on daily income as artisans and petty traders to fend for their households.
“Many of these vulnerable families struggle daily to provide food for their children despite their meagre daily income, what then happens when you ask them to stay indoors without going out?”
The Executive Director commended the efforts of the government at curtailing the pandemic noting that with concerted efforts on the part of the citizens, the Covid-19 pandemic can be defeated urging Nigerians to adhere to social distancing, regular handwashing and staying safe during this period.
Visibly elated by the show of love by the foundation, some of the beneficiaries couldn’t contain their excitement. They all appreciated the foundation for being magnanimous and remembering people like them at a time like this.
Some of the food items distributed by the foundation include rice, beans, packs of noodles for the children, tomatoes, and toiletries.
Having impacted on the lives of close to 20,000 disadvantaged children and families since its inception in 2018, the KIEK foundation has a mission to restore hope to the less privileged children by combating poverty globally through quality education, healthcare and nutrition to enable them to actualise their potential.