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Foundation uplifts Nigeria's displaced children


Across the world, 1 June marks International Children’s Day. The September 20 Foundation, which was started by 2017 Fellow Abayomi Awobokun, celebrated the day with 450 displaced children at the Kuchigoro Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Abuja, Nigeria. Children were given food and party packs.  An inflatable climbing wall gave the children a challenge they'd not had before and along with toys that were provided, a day of fun was had by all. Many of the people living in these camps have been displaced by the conflict with Boko Haram.  Several million people across Nigeria are living in IDP camps with inadequate food and in poor living conditions that impact the children the most.

TS20F works to support, manage and rehabilitate IPD camps around Nigeria, working together with various local and international organizations.  This also includes the resettlement of internally displaced people back to their homes and villages once it is safe to do so.  The name of the September 20 foundation is derived from Tutu Fellow Yomi’s birthday; the Foundation was seeded by money he received on his birthdays.

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