Group to raise funds for IDPs

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Ah­madu Rhoda

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.

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