There are an estimated 10 million Almajiri abandoned children
in Nigeria at any point in time. These 'Almajiri' are kids sent away by their parents to get an Islamic education. They are SENT TO BEG ALL DAY
to pay a Mualim(Islamic teacher) for tuition and board, and get very little of the Islamic education they are abandoned to get and NO FORMAL EDUCATION
Due to the Amlajiri abberation, the BBC reported that Nigeria has the MOST Out of School children
in the entire world! http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40715305They Live In Shacks, Hanging All Their Few Belongings
Almajiri Child Protects His Begging Bowl As He Sleeps On Concrete
When they fall sick, they suffer in their distress and if they find their way to hospitals, there is no health insurance and they die, unaccounted for and not missed except by their peers.They Beg To Pay For Board
The Nigerian government, especially in the plagued north appears at ease with their presence as politicians frequently use these Almajiri to rig elections, flood election rallies and for violence. ABOUT USENDS
is a Non Governmental organisation
in existence since 2013, registered both in the United States and Nigeria. Website: www.ENDS.ng
Through our http://AlmajiriProject.com ,
we have taken up the PLIGHT
of the discarded Almajiri upon ourselves over the years. Our approach is two pronged:1.
Through public campaigns, media interviews and letters to the government, we are pressing for the abandonment-for-so-called Islamic education practice to be BANNED in entirety
. Begging and abandonment are strongly detested in Islam.View One of Our Publicity Documentaries On The Plight of the Almajiri2.
Over the years we help to feed and care
for these kids. We provide them with meals, shoes, pay their medical bills and rehabilitation tools as needed.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
These kids believe they are alone in the world. You can be their friend. You can make a #StandForAlmajiri by tweeting and using this hashtag.$1 Feeds 1
You can help feed them so they do not have to beg. A $1 feeds an Almajiri child for more than a day. Please contribute to their feeding regularly till this societal menace comes to an end. Feed one today, or feed many.
It's so sad right now, many of these kids are fasting the Ramadan fast and have no food to break with. And at the month's end, will have no party. This is why through the years ENDS hosts Eid parties for these kids.
Brother to Brother Project
Your donations will also cloth them, help them with shelter, and be used to set up mushroom businesses for the older Almajiri, in our http://AlmajiriProject.com Brother to Brother
project where we will be getting the bigger Almajiri brothers on their feet so they can adopt and assist the kids.
We thank you for reading and being a part of helping the worst tragedy on earth today.
Dr. Perry Brimah
Nigeria: +234-903-520-3031 (Whatsapp)
info@ENDS.ngDr. Perry Brimah with Displaced Kids in Nigeria