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Rice for Nigeria in Makoko Slum, Lagos

On January 25, 2024, the AAA Global Care Foundation hosted a significant event in Makoko, Lagos, starting before dawn at 5 am. Our day began with a visit to the bustling fish market in Makoko, a vital part of the community. While there, we captured a video showcasing the vibrant market life, though it doesn’t include our meeting with the Women’s leader where we introduced our team and discussed our mission. This video is available below for a glimpse into the local atmosphere.

Following our market visit, we used loudspeakers to communicate our purpose and share a message about the gospel of Jesus with the broader community. The main event was distributing 3kg bags of rice and spices to hundreds of residents. The feedback was extremely positive, with many people expressing their thanks for the support.

As the distribution concluded, the atmosphere turned celebratory. One of our volunteers led the crowd in gospel songs, sparking spontaneous dancing and smiles among the participants. It was a joyous end to a day filled with giving and gratitude.

This effort underscored the importance of supporting each other and the impact small gestures can have on a community. We extend our deepest thanks to all involved, from the volunteers and donors to the residents of Makoko, for making this event a success. A special mention goes to the Women’s leader for helping us connect with the community.

At the end of this post, you’ll find the video from the fish market, offering a look into the daily life of Makoko and setting the stage for our day of distribution and connection.

Check out the images and videos below to see more from the day.

This video shows the end of the event in Makoko.

AAA Global Care Foundation’s Visit to Oshodi’s Homeless Youth. Lagos

On a day that was meant to celebrate the birth of one of our own, the AAA Global Care Foundation team embarked on a journey filled with hope, compassion, and the desire to make a tangible difference in the lives of the homeless youth of Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria. This visit, held on February 3, 2024, transcended beyond a mere outreach; it became a beacon of light for many who have long dwelt in the shadows of society.

Our interaction with the community was deeply moving, not just for the youths we set out to support but for every member of our team. Amidst the challenges these young individuals face daily, we found moments of pure joy and heartfelt connection. The day was spent not only sharing meals and joyful birthday songs but also in prayer and words of encouragement that we hoped would ignite a spark of hope in their hearts.

Understanding the critical role communication plays in today’s world, and recognizing the isolation felt by many of these youths, the AAA Global Care Foundation took a step further by gifting mobile phones to some individuals within the community. This gesture aimed to connect them back to the world, provide them with access to opportunities, and most importantly, give them a tool through which they can reach out for help and support.

The distribution of food brought smiles and a sense of community as we all shared a meal, breaking down barriers and reminding us all of our shared humanity. It was a moment of unity, where the simple act of eating together served as a powerful reminder of the basic needs that bind us all, regardless of our backgrounds.

Our prayers and words of encouragement were aimed at uplifting the spirits of these young souls, providing them with a sense of belonging and hope for the future. We shared stories of resilience, success against the odds, and the importance of holding onto dreams, no matter how distant they may seem.

The impact of this visit was profound. Witnessing the joy in their eyes, the genuine smiles, and the laughter that filled the air was a clear reminder of why the work of the AAA Global Care Foundation is so crucial. But our efforts do not stop here. This visit has strengthened our resolve to continue our mission of rehabilitation for these young individuals. We are more committed than ever to providing them with the resources, education, and support needed to transform their lives.

As we reflect on this day of hope and shared humanity, we extend an invitation to you, our community, to join us in this mission. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of the homeless youth of Lagos. Your support, whether through donations, volunteering, or simply spreading the word, can help us turn these moments of connection into a sustained effort to uplift and empower.

The AAA Global Care Foundation believes in a future where every child and youth has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life, free from the shackles of homelessness and despair. Join us as we work towards making this vision a reality. Together, we can make a difference.

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