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COVID-19 Lockdown: School In The Street Commences Marathon Feeding Of Street Children in Ikorodu

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COVID-19 Lockdown: School In The Street Commences Marathon Feeding Of Street Children in Ikorodu

In an effort to mitigate the hardship occasioned by the lockdown of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State as part of measures to curtail the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, the School In The Street (SITS), on April 5, 2020, began marathon feeding of street children in Ikorodu, Lagos.

Entering into its fourth day, the food sharing which often takes place beside Salvation Army Primary School, Sabo, Ikorodu has been able to cater for 25 street children on the first day, 42 on the second day, while 50 street children were reached on 3rd and 4th day each.

Mrs Fatimah giving moral talks to the Street Children before the distribution of food

According to the Chief Executive Officer of School In The Street (SITS), Olakunle Sanni, the idea is to deliver cooked food to students (Street Children) of the school in Lagos and Ogun state in their different makeshift shelters for the duration of the lockdown.

He stated further that because of the lockdown most of the street children who normally engage in scavenging on regular days to make little living would be restricted and without alternatives to feed.

“Without the opportunity to engage in scavenging because of the lockdown by the Federal government, the street children become more vulnerable to hunger, which is why SITS is stepping in. We call on well meaning Nigerians to support the campaign of ensuring that no street kid goes to their street bed hungry by donating to feed the children.

“We thank our donors who have been making this daily meal possible. Our target is to, at least, provide the street children with a minimum of one meal per day. This is possible with God’s support through you,” he said in a chat with BlackBox Nigeria.

Today’s event was carried out with the support of passionate volunteers amongst whom are Olaide Ebo, Fatima Chinwendu Abegunde-Yakubu, Mujidah Mojeed-Sanni and Sulaimon Mojeed-Sanni.

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