To commemorate the 2020 Children’s Day, the Out-of-School Children Empowerment Foundation in collaboration with Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOEM) organised a two-day programme to de-worm and give vital supplements to vulnerable children in Lagos and Ogun states.
Health Programmes Officer of DOEM, Catherine Olukotun, said the event was aimed at sensitising the beneficiaries on the prevention, treatment and management of vitamin deficiencies, process of dispensing de-worming drugs and multivitamins.
She said: “We had to come with measures to alleviate the healthcare challenges faced by our children especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure is aimed at supporting this health deficit by executing this de-worming and vitamins supplements which would combat with intestinal worms and boost the immunity of the children against and other diseases”.
Christ the Light of Hope, Akute-Ogun State, Out of School Children Shelter Oshodi, Lagos and the Magnificent Therapy Home for Children, Yaba are the homes for vulnerable children where the activities were held.
Mr. Akeem Kelani, who is the founder of the Out-of-School Children, said the collaboration was successful as it had significantly boosted the health and immune system of the children.
He said the event which had about 20 children was held with “utmost compliance to the social distancing directive; the foundation came with lots of gifts for the children.”
The event was sponsored by Afrab Chem Limited, Beloxxi Niger Biscuits and Rite Foods.
In addition to the de-worming and food supplements, the children also got food items.