AA INITIATIVE, a non-profit charity organisation has decided to put smiles on the faces of children in Makoko community, Lagos state.
As part of efforts to create hope for the Nigerian child, the Ayisat Agbaje Initiative set up an Outreach Programme aimed at providing aids to underprivileged children.
Tagged 'Makoko Outreach', this programme scheduled for December 2Ist will include providing basic needs for young persons and reintegrating them into the society.
The initiative is a brainchild ofAyisat Agbaje, an individual passionate about 'the idea of creating a better world, a more liveable world for children and young people'
Another interesting aspect is that it comes up every year in different locations including orphanages. However this year, Agbaje is going all out to reach over 200 children living in Makoko identified by World Bank as one of the largest slums in Lagos City.
Recognising the enormous challenges facing Nigerian children, she explained that her aims are focused on educating, empowering and protecting orphans and vulnerable children otherwise known as OVC's.
"I believe in humanity and in the fact that it is everyone's job to protect and care for each other"
This informed her decision to kick-start the AA INITIATIVE with support from schools, organisations and interested individuals in the United Kingdom while also hoping to contribute her quota to the Nigerian Society .