Aug 28, 2020

We're Creating an Agriculture Training Program!

Thank you so much for your help to fund our vocational training programs for Boko Haram victims and other war-affected adolescent girls in Nigeria. The project is now close to 80 percent funded and approaching the finish line!

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unforeseen and heartbreaking challenges for countless people across the world -- especially those marginalized, traumatized, and displaced by war and conflict. When hunger reached crisis levels this spring and food relief was being cut back in Uganda and Nigeria, we stepped in with emergency food assistance for the families of the conflict-affected adolescent girls we serve. But feeding someone for a day, or a week, isn’t enough – what is truly needed are the skills that will help them feed themselves for a lifetime.  This has always been at the core of our mission.

Our Nigeria team has shifted our skills training focus in response to evolving needs on the ground. We’ve been researching what it would take to launch a pilot agriculture skills training program for the adolescent girls we serve in Malkohi IDP camp, to offer in addition to our bakery and catering programs. Malkohi camp officials have agreed to allow our use of some land as a demonstration and training site for dry season farming methods. Once we have sufficient funding, we can launch the program!

ChildVoice’s vocational training programs are made possible only by the support of donors like you who care about the lives of vulnerable, war-traumatized girls. With the pandemic continuing to impact everyday life for all of us, we thank you for your ongoing support. Together, we can make change happen!

May 4, 2020

We're on the Road Again!

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had some unfortunate side effects for many people living in Nigeria’s internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, chief among them hunger. In order to meet the urgent needs of our staff and the girls we serve, we’ve altered our vehicle search and lowered our funding goal to $10,000.

The good news is we’ve identified an adequate car--a Toyota Sienna--and we’ve already raised enough to cover the entire cost! We will be making the purchase as soon as possible so that when the lockdown in Nigeria is lifted, our staff can not only resume programming at our Girl Empowerment Centers, but provide emergency food assistance as well.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyday life for all of us, and we pray that you remain safe and healthy. Thank you so much for your generosity amid this ongoing global health crisis. You make change happen!

May 4, 2020

COVID-19 Is Causing Hunger. We're Responding.

With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyday life for all of us, we thank you for your continued support.

Right now ChildVoice’s Nigeria team is facing unprecedented challenges. The pandemic has had some unfortunate side effects for many people living in Nigeria’s internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, chief among them hunger. As we adapt to these unprecedented circumstances, we’ll continue to serve our communities as best we can. However, in order to ensure the safety of our community and ourselves, we’ve made necessary modifications to our programming that we’d like to share with you.

The situation for adolescent girls we serve in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps like those at Malkohi has been deteriorating. Just as the pandemic hit, our Nigeria staff found that accessing clean water had become an issue.  Now, because of the pandemic, solving the issue becomes harder and is compounding lack of access to food, medicine, and other basic needs.  

Consequently, our Nigeria staff are now in discussion with local partners to address the issue of food assistance. For the time being, we will be diverting funds planned for additional vocational training to help pay for food relief efforts. Regular programming will resume once it’s safe to do so -- and once the food scarcity issue has been adequately addressed.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us, and we pray that you remain safe and healthy. Thank you so much for your generosity amid this ongoing global health crisis. You make change happen!

 
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