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NEWS: HOJ to raise $250,000 to rebuild Southern Kaduna

In a press statement issued by House of Justice HOJ, on Southern Kaduna Resilience Fund, the Chief Executive Officer of HOJ Gloria Ballason Esq, said, the initiative is set to rebuild communities, restore livelihoods and education for children of the communities affected by herdsmen attacks.

According to the chief executive officer, “From 1st December, 2020 to 30 November 2021, House of Justice and its present 6,477 partners across 25 countries will raise the sum of N100 Million naira ($250,000) to support the rebuilding of homes, livelihood and education in Southern Kaduna.”

She further added, “House of Justice as an organization commits to a 5-year education support from January 2021- December 2025 as its corporate social responsibility.

“While we recognize that the amount and commitment is modest, we do not underestimate the generosity of the human spirit and the fact that it is only in extending our humanity to others that anyone truly lives. It is on that note that we invite you to join with us to replace tears and suffering with dignity and hope.

“House of Justice is honoured to work with two community NGOs, the Resilient Aid and Dialogue Initiative (RADI) and Kunak Foundation as implementing partners on this mission and calls on organizations, corporations and individuals to support this initiative and give of themselves and their resources. Every thing of value that you give can and will make a difference.

“The needs assessment we carried out has shown that the biggest need and priority of the victims in Southern Kaduna is to be able to return back to their homes. As it stands residents of over 100 communities have been sacked and those communities have been occupied by bandits and marauders.”

Ballason calls on the federal government to live up to its constitutional responsibility and provide security and welfare.

We are calling “on the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari to rise to his constitutional responsibility as enshrined in sections 14 and 17 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to provide security and welfare and to ensure that governmental actions are humane and anchored on the ideals of freedom, equality and justice not just in Southern Kaduna but in all parts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

She makes an appeal for those who wish to work as volunteers to avail themselves to help achieve the set goals

“We request for volunteer counselors, psychologists, trauma assistants and teachers who can work in camps and the affected communities. We kindly request for donations that will go into rebuilding houses in the communities and for the support of means of livelihood and education.

“We will leave no one behind on this mission. On 18 December, 2020 House of Justice Crew Members and Volunteers will lead their commitment at a Cocktail. From 19-22 December 2020 we shall work with children and teenagers who will lead a resource mobilization drive to share their food, clothes and education materials with children like them in the affected communities.”

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