Covid-19 and the resultant pandemic has no doubt altered every set program for 2020. There is currently so much uncertainty in the land but one Abuja based foundation is making certain the vulnerable and the less privileged is taken care of. The KIEK foundation is a non-governmental organization established with the aim of improving the lives of the less privileged children in our society through quality education, healthcare and nutrition and child’s right governance.
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Since its inception in 2018, the foundation has impacted on the lives of over 20,000 disadvantaged, orphaned, street kids, ill and physically challenged children and young adults and families in several major cities across the country through its various outreaches and projects such as: the Street to class initiative, the One Child One Plate Project, the Healthcare and Nutrition Project, the One Child One Book Project, the Orphanage Project, the Compassion Action Outreach, the One Child One Gift Project and most recently, the Ramadan feeding programme and the Covid-19 palliative project in Abuja and the South Eastern part of Nigeria.
The purpose of setting up the KIEK Foundation is woven into our vision, which is to see a world that affords every child the opportunity to live a fulfilled life, and our mission of restoring hope to the less privileged children by combating poverty globally through quality education, healthcare and nutrition.
Speaking with AbujaNow.com, they explained how they have been able to provide for needy families during this lockdown.
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We are still working for those without food in this COVID-19 Pandemic. Reaching out to the rural communities in this Ramadan season. We are still feeding 200 persons daily throughout the Ramadan fast. Thank you @saeedhammoud for your kindness. #covid19kindnes #ramadanfeeding #givehope #iftar #compassionactionoutreach #zerohunger #deliveringhappinessiswhatwedo #thekiekfoundation
Most recently, we were able to reach out to 387 disadvantaged families within and outside the FCT Abuja during the Covid-19 lockdown imposed by the Federal Government of Nigeria. These families were provided with food items, soap, hand sanitizers and money to help them surivive the lockdown.
The pandemic no doubt affected their calendar for the year they are however happy to have provided palliative outreach to disadvantaged families living in communities around the FCT and the South East, Ramadan feeding project for over 200 disadvantaged Muslims daily for 30 days.
Despite their giant strides, Kiek Foundation told us they still face the following problems
Lack of sufficient funds to execute several of our projects and programmes.
Inability to develop the capacity of our dedicated staff members and volunteers as much as we would have loved to.
Access to grants and partners with the means to reach more disadvantaged persons.
To see what their future plans are, see calendar below.