Group to raise funds for IDPs
LikeMinds Project, a non-profit, non-partisan Community Based Organisation (CBO), in partnership with Rotary International, Harrow Park Golf Club and Posterus International has organized a fundraising Golf Tournament and Barbeque Competition to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country.
The fundraiser, which is tagged A Swing of Hope, will hold at Harrow Park Golf Course, Wuse 2, Abuja, on October 17, 2015, according to a statement made available to City News.
The statement, which was signed by Benjamin Eremen, indicated that tickets for the event can be purchased at Dunes Center Maitama, Abuja, and for each ticket purchased to attend the event, participants will get the chicken and enable an orphaned child to have three square meals in the IDP camp.
According to the statement, Dr Fatima Kyari - Project Coordinator LikeMinds Project said: “The initiative intends, in addition to building consciousness around the issue of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs), to provide shelter, education and nutrition to the OVCs at IDP camps.
“As you know this gargantuan task requires a significant amount of resources both material and manpower. The recent conflict in Northeast Nigeria has given rise to a humanitarian crisis of colossal proportions capable of consuming the entire nation.”
City News learnt ardent golf lovers and captains of public and corporate Nigeria will feature in the golf tourney in the morning and the barbecue competition in the evening.
“The barbecue will feature Moroccan, Congolese, Nigerian, Mexican and American stands battling for a first prize that will be based on the criteria of appearance, taste and texture. There will also be an international food court, several vendors and a play area for kids,” the statement added.
Mrs Rahab Dogo of Mili Foundation (left) and Sir Eric Inalegwu of Mobil Producing Nigeria (right) donate a grinding machine to a widow at Karu, Nasarawa State recently.