THE THINGS WE
COVID-19 ACTION TEAM (G-CAT) Project
On the 22nd of April, GIPLC donated a dozen complete medical protective gear, sanitization materials and medical gloves to the Abuja covid-19 Isolation Center at the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital. To officially receive the items was the Medical Director of the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Prof. Bissallah Ahmed Ekele, accompanied by some of his senior staffs.
On the 6th of May, 2020, GIPLC, in partnership with another NGO, SAM Empowerment Foundation, paid a charity visit to the Gwagwalada Fulani settlement, Abuja. 200 facemasks and food items for about 100 families were distributed.
On Sunday, 10th May 2020, GIPLC project ONENigerianONEMask continued its campaign by supporting over 400 vulnerable women and children with palliatives (food packages for about 100 families) and face masks at Kpaduma village, Asokoro extension, Abuja.
The turnout was heart wrenching with so many people in need. We did our best to maintain social distancing in spite of the overwhelming crowd. In total, about 600 masks have been distributed in the last one week.
We appeal for your timely support for more outreaches, as this is the only way can protect the poor amongst us, and by so doing also protect ourselves from the corona virus. Let us partners together as one and save our own humanity.
FOOD FOR ONE MILLION
In over a decade of existence, this activity which occurs on the last Saturday of every month, at the Peace Park Area 8, Garki, Abuja, has collected and distributed tens of thousands of tons of food items, toiletries, toys, clothes etc. to over 23 orphanages / communities, registered with us.
SAVE A CHILD
Through our collective responsibility initiative, tapping on our broad network of stakeholders and their contacts, this health focused program has raised well over Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000.00) for children with critical medical conditions.
CHILD EDUCATION SUPPORT
In an earnest effort to meet the millennium development goals (MDG) on education for all (EFA) and attaining the governments universal basic educate(LJBE), we have established 13 early childcare and primary school libraries, across the communities where we work. Additionally, we have been responsible for the tuition of over 3000 children [N875, 000.00 /session], attending public primary schools, in mostly rural and sub-urban communities. This initiative is to ensure that every vulnerable child (below 6 years), has equal access to early child education and development.
WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION
Through collaborations with water focused organizations, we have provided up to 10 boreholes and 6 wells in identified communities and orphanages. We have conducted environmental sanitation exercises, in conjunction with the host communities and identified orphanages, to raise awareness and sensitize the public on the need to preserve our planet. Currently, there is an ongoing tree planting campaign, with the ambition to plant up to 100,000 high yield economic trees, within the next 5 years in various parts of Nigeria.
CRISIS & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
For over ten years now, Nigeria has experienced the worst peace time crisis in the country’s history. As part of its efforts to bring solace to victims, GIPLC set up a crisis response team. These brave staff and volunteers have visited conflict and crisis zones, ranging from the massacre of women and children at Dogo Nahawa in Plateau state by unknown assailants, the flooding in Benue, Kogi and Delta states, not excluding internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in affected, accessible locations. We have been providing the ever growing camps with essential relief items to stabilize them, prior to relocation. Supplies worth millions of naira have been mobilized from churches and the general public for the identified, most vulnerable camps.
SPORTS & RECREATION
To raise awareness on the need to promote inclusion for these children who often fall through the gaps of child development, soccer tournaments between orphanages and stakeholders/supporters (corporate tournaments) are organized and publicized for active participation. The current champion of the annual OVC exchange is the City of Refuge orphanage Abuja team (sponsored by Access Bank Enterprise Support Group). Annually, we host an end of year party for over 2000 vulnerable children, to encourage socio-cultural integration and ensure more exposure for this most vulnerable section of society.
GIPLC is currently designing a project (The WE Project) intended to identify the vulnerable women of our world, especially the widows, the elderly and very poor, and log them unto a monthly GIPLC support program. With particular emphasis on very poor widows and often times mothers of the children that have received GIPLC support and care, we shall sponsor the vocational training and mobilization of these women (with start-up funds for a trade) so they are better positioned to continue providing care for their children and families. Through this program also, we intend to raise funds which shall be applied to providing medical care, upkeep and rehabilitation (at an elderly people’s home to be established and run by our NGO with government and donor support) for the too elderly women (from 75 years and above).