Africare takes ‘Powerforward’ anniversary to Abuja IDPs
ABUJA – The camp of internally-displaced persons at New Kushingoro, Abuja, was thrown into a festive mood on Wednesday as a pro-health non-governmental organization, Africare, supported the people with free medical care, health kits, and basic information to help improve the lives of mothers and children in the community.
Africare’s visit to the camp was part of activities lined up for the commemoration of the 4th Final of ‘Power forward,’ a highly-competitive sporting (basketball) event that brings school children together in Abuja. The final holds in Abuja today
The organisation partners National Basketball Association and Exxonmobil to use ‘Powerforward’ and other learning skills to train students on how various strategies could be used not only to sensitize, but defeat diseases.
At the Kushingoro camp on Wednesday, the organisation grouped mothers, young girls and children in the communities into various sections and supported them with different programmes such as free medical care, counselling for pregnant mothers, reproductive health for young girls and engagement of children and other youths in the community in sporting activities.
In her reproductive health talk, Senior Support Programme Manager for Africare, Feyisike Adekeye, said: “The vision of Africare is improving the lives of Africans. We have a niche on reproductive health, women sexuality, women education and empowerment. We needed to do this to empower the young adolescent girls at the IDP camp in Kushingoro. We were able to select 20 young girls of 12 to 17 years old and shared reproductive health, personal hygiene information with them.