BENEFITING: MUTUAL UNION OF THE TIV IN AMERICA MUTA
Abi Iorver JACOB
The rising levels of poverty, boko haram insurgency,communal crises, has led to the increasing number of vulnerable children in Nigeria living in deplorable conditions without support for their education. Most of them end as sex workers, bus conductors, house-helps, political thugs, scavengers and beggars on the streets. Hand to Hand Initiative Nigeria, a non governmental organization was established to intervene in the educational needs of these orphans and protect the fundamental rights of children and women in our society. The organization has been committed to this cause by providing educational materials and sometimes food to these children. At the moment, the organization has been working closely with over 2108 orphans in two states; Edo and Plateau. In Plateau State for instance, some herdsmen invaded a village in 2010 killing 372 people. The result of this massive gruesome killing is the alarming number of orphans left behind without a future. The organization had donated to this cause but needs more support to help the orphans.