Ilaje, Community, #Nigeria. Abigail* and her family are refugees from neighbouring Benin. Since they arrived in Lagos, finding work and a stable income has proved nearly impossible. For many years, Abigail was forced to work alongside her mother and sister, selling small goods at the market in exchange for daily food provision. Since being identified by the #CareWorkers in Ilaje, Abigail and her sister were given a place in school and daily food security. Abigail has now caught up with her missed school years and is in grade 6. #StoriesOfTheMostVulnerable #Hope
40 Days of Prayer - Day 22 - As part of the Hands at Work vision and to provide holistic care for each child, we fight for children to have access to education. Across Africa, uniforms are provided and school fees are paid by Hands at Work to ensure that these children can have access to a community or government school. Pray for the teachers who invest many hours a day into teaching our children; ask God to guide them in their words and actions as they live as role models to their classes. Pray they will have wisdom in assessing each child’s needs and show love and care to the children they teach. #40Days2017 When you step into the Ilaje Community School where the Eagle’s Wings Community Based Organisation (CBO) operates from, there is a tangible sense of warmth and joy radiating from the children and teachers. This is place is much more than just a school, it's a life centre where children feel loved, safe and accepted. Currently, there are six teachers who are extremely dedicated in ensuring the education of the children they teach. They display Christ’s love in their words and actions and are devoted to even visiting the children outside of school in their own homes.
160 of the most vulnerable children in Ilaje Community receive a daily hot and nutritious meal, access to education and access to basic health care.