Establishing indicators for early childhood care and development and demystifying the process, Shelter the Hurting Initiative (SHE), took the initiative to change the fortunes of Piwoyi settlers.
Armed with a vision to rid our homes of abuse against women and children, end human rights abuse against women and children by the next decade, the Shelter the Hurting Initiative (SHE), recently had an outreach in Piwoyi, a village with an estimated population of about 10,000 inhabitants, located along the Nnamdi Azekiwe International Airport road, Abuja.
The idea, as Mr John Ede, program coordinator, SHE, puts it; "is to unlock the full potential of women and children, create a nurturing, stable, and culturally healthy family environment, empowering women and children to initiate personal and social change to achieve lifelong successes."
With a minimal access to amenities, inhabitants of the village were as happy as a smile when the team visited. Piwoyi was chosen as a settlement because we want to; "provide access to help for the women and children, educate them on healthy, family living, and provide insecticide treated net for malaria prevention and provide information with reference to where they can access treatment should the need arise, provide education on the importance of clean and healthy environment, importance of education and the need to send their children to school," revealed Mr Ede.
The Shelter the Hurting Initiative team led by the program coordinator arrived the palace of Esu Piwoyi, HRH, John B. Gata, with insecticide treated nets, plastic buckets, fairly used cloths and shoes.
The coordinator set the stage by highlighting the irreplaceable roles of women in our communities and rights of young children without which children in any society, cannot grow, learn and thrive. He said; "the need for ongoing nurturing relationships, the need for physical protection, safety and regulation, the need for experiences tailored to individual differences, the need for developmentally appropriate experiences, the need for limit setting, structure and expectations, the need for stable, supportive communities and cultural continuity."
Furthermore, another volunteer, Mr Isaac Nathan, demonstrated to the women, how to use the insecticide treated nets at home to help protect and prevent the family from the scourge of mosquitoes.
Afterwards, the representative of the Esu Piwoyi, the wife of the Esu Piwoyi, appreciated SHE for taking the initiative to assist the people in their fight for a more healthy family and clean environment. And also admonished the women to put to good use the nets and other materials brought to them by SHE.
After the remarks by the Esu Piwoyi, SHE called on the Esu Piwoyi, to present the nets to his people, and gave the other materials to the Esu Piwoyi for proper disbursement to those identified to be in need of those materials.
The program co-ordinator, thanked the people for coming and to encourage them to seek help from the appropriate channel. Volunteers at the event included; Mr. Isaac Nathan, Mrs. Adeliam Ede, Wossila Shuaibu and Chinyere Jane