Help us save the witch children of Nigeria

by Land of Hope
Help us save the witch children of Nigeria
Help us save the witch children of Nigeria
Help us save the witch children of Nigeria
Help us save the witch children of Nigeria
Help us save the witch children of Nigeria
Help us save the witch children of Nigeria
Help us save the witch children of Nigeria
Help us save the witch children of Nigeria
Help us save the witch children of Nigeria
Help us save the witch children of Nigeria
Samuel on his way to school
Samuel on his way to school

Dear donor

In Nigerian public schools, most students are responsible for bringing their own desks and chairs because there are simply not enough to cover the huge number of students. Without these basic facilities, many students sit on the cold floor, on their books, or on the window sill. Your help makes it possible for us to have the local carpenter build desks and chairs for our children every school term.

With donations, we can help the local economy and buy puzzles and other children’s games at the local market. A puzzle teaches young children about the concept of a “whole” and that each piece is a fraction of the bigger picture. It also helps develop basic skills such as shape recognition, concentration, goal-setting, patience, and a sense of achievement.

Since his rescue, Covenant was hospitalized for a long time due to serious abdominal bloating, a severe form of malnutrition, malaria, typhus, worm infection, and numerous wounds all over his body. We needed a lot of support to pay the hospital bills and medical treatments. Your donations meant that we were able to give Covenant the best care for his long recovery.

It's impossible to express our gratitude for your donations and the impact it has on the lives of our children. We now have 81 children in our care who are all able to build self-esteem, identity, and self-worth—a life with dignity and freedom to just be children.

More importantly, we are able to continue raising awareness about child abuse and save more lives.

Welcome home to Land of Hope, Covenant
Welcome home to Land of Hope, Covenant
Time for a morning puzzle
Time for a morning puzzle

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Early birds on their way to school
Early birds on their way to school

Dear donor

The end of July means the beginning of the summer vacation. During the vacation, we try to keep all the children active, both physically and mentally. Since it's currently rain season in Nigeria, we can't spend as much time outside as we usually do and therefore, we are planning a lot of indoor activities for the children, such as poetry performances, acting sessions, music classes, cooking classes, agriculture lessons, science education in our new science lab, computer training, sewing classes, art classes, creativity, and, of course, having loads of fun, playing Uno, and watching cartoons :)

We wouldn't be able to give the children these opportunities without your donations. Three months ago, we got brand new musical instruments for the children and Samuel has practiced the drums almost every day since. He's really talented but what is truly wonderful to see is his joy and self-esteem.

In 2016, Gladys, Esther, Imoh, and Ini were rescued after being accused of being witches. Esther and Imoh recently graduated from primary school together with Imaobong! And Saviour and Godspower graduated from nursery school! We're incredibly proud of them and want to thank our Land of Hope Education Officer Don Udowan for celebrating this day with them. Huge congratulations to all of them!

For the new school season, we're always in need of books, pencils, school uniforms, school sandals, socks, belts, school bags, calculators, pencil cases, notebooks, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, erasers, compass sets, and folders. Through your continuous donations, we're able to supply the children with everything they need for their education. We cannot thank you enough for that.

We're forever grateful for your help.

#childrennotwitches

Samuel playing the drums
Samuel playing the drums
Esther, Imoh, Imaobong, Saviour and Godspower
Esther, Imoh, Imaobong, Saviour and Godspower

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Nsidibe and the newly rescued boy
Nsidibe and the newly rescued boy

Dear donor

We hope that you and your loved ones are still hanging in there.

77th rescued child

For most people, 2020 was one of the most challenging and difficult years they have ever experienced. The same is true for all of us at Land of Hope but, thankfully, the year had a happy ending. We saved a life.

Shortly before New Year's Eve, a little boy was rescued and today, he lives at Land of Hope. Unfortunately, we don't know his name or background yet as he cannot speak, possibly due to the trauma he has endured from a life on the streets. His case is being investigated by our legal team in collaboration with the local police. But what we do know (and what is most important) is that he is smiling more and more with each passing day, and all the other children are making him feel safe and welcome. Recently, two of our boys, Lyanam and Ulo, went on an afternoon walk with him hand in hand around Land of Hope.

Celebrating the 5-year anniversary of Hope's rescue

Anja became world-famous when a picture of her and little Hope went viral in 2016. Hope survived against all odds, and January 30, 2021, marked the fifth anniversary of his rescue. Hope's story is not one of grief or catastrophe. It is a story of our passion and will to fight for children's rights until there are no more children accused of being witches.

You will always have our deepest gratitude for your support and donations that make it possible for us to carry on during these challenging times.

We wish you strength, resilience, and good health.

Lyanam, Ulo, and the new boy explore Land of Hope
Lyanam, Ulo, and the new boy explore Land of Hope
The world-famous photo from 2016 (left)
The world-famous photo from 2016 (left)

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United against superstition and the pandemic
United against superstition and the pandemic

Dear donor

We hope that you and your loved ones are hanging in there and are in good health.

This pandemic seems to never end and we are all being tested on our patience and mental well-being. Every day, we look for comfort and energy in even the smallest things.

The healing powers of music
At Land of Hope, we make sure to surround ourselves with music daily. Music and dance are core parts of African culture so, of course, both our children and staff sing all the time—during cooking, laundry, dishwashing, showering, walking etc. The music classes and instruments are extremely popular.

Art also helps to provide a sense of expression and freedom in the middle of a pandemic. The children, along with art class teacher Joeberry, recently showcased their paintings in a small exhibition and they have reason to feel proud. We've got some serious talent at Land of Hope!

Looking for Christmas gift ideas?
'Tis the season for buying a comfy sweatshirt or t-shirt while supporting our children in Nigeria. We offer different shapes, colors, and sizes (both for kids and adults) and we ship worldwide. Order here.


You will always have our deepest gratitude for showing up for us and donating during these tough times.

We wish you strength, resilience, and a lovely holiday season.

If music be the food of love, play on
If music be the food of love, play on
Having 76 children requires many more instruments
Having 76 children requires many more instruments
Art exhibition at Land of Hope
Art exhibition at Land of Hope

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We've welcomed two new dogs named Bella and Coco
We've welcomed two new dogs named Bella and Coco

Dear donor

Just like you, our world has been (and still is) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries have been on hold for months now and 2020 has turned out to be quite different from what anyone had planned.

"What can I do?" is a question many of us have been asking for the past couple of months. The human race is powerless to pandemics, yet so powerful in how we've come together by being apart.

Inspirational messages
The children at Land of Hope have also kept their social distance but being the brave little changemakers they are, they also wanted to contribute to fighting the pandemic. We're very proud of them for making this heartwarming 3-minute video where Abraham tells his story and gives you a glimpse of life inside Land of Hope. A group of children also created this 2-minute reminder of how important it is to still practice safety and to always have hope. We hope you'll take a look :)

Land of Hope clothing
You can finally buy sweatshirts and t-shirts to support our children in Nigeria. There are different shapes, colors, and sizes (both for kids and adults) and we ship worldwide. Order here.

It's frustrating to not know what to do during these times, but one thing that 100% helps is your donation. You will always have our deepest gratitude.

We hope that you and your loved ones are staying healthy and hopeful.

Be strongtogether we shall overcome
We all miss the times before the pandemic
We all miss the times before the pandemic
David Jr. in a Land of Hope sweatshirt
David Jr. in a Land of Hope sweatshirt
David Jr. in a Land of Hope t-shirt
David Jr. in a Land of Hope t-shirt

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Land of Hope

Location: Aarhus, Jutland - Denmark
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Project Leader:
Tina Ringgren Loven
Risskov, Jutland Denmark
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