Jebbu Miango Reads Celebrates the Yuletide with Over 1000 Displaced Children
Written by Johnstone Kpilaakaa on December 27, 2021
Through the #AJebbuChristmas, Jebbu Miango Reads (JMR), a non-governmental organisation in the community celebrated this year’s yuletide with over 1000 displaced children at the Jebbu Miango community.
2021 has been a difficult year for the residents of this community who are mostly peasant farmers. More than 70 people have been killed between July and August in a series of attacks within the Miango District of Bassa Local Government Area with over 3,000 houses have been burnt and farmlands being destroyed with an estimated population of 30,000 persons.
‘#AJebbuChristmas was more necessary than ever”
Aside from providing weekly moral and literacy classes for the young population of this community, the Jebbu Miango Reads team crowdfunded to celebrate this Christmas with its learners and their families on the 19th of December 2021.
“The Jebbu Miango Reads team felt it would be amazing to give these children a wonderful end of year event after the trauma and loss of the year. About 1000 children were in attendance”, Nenkinan Deshi, a volunteer at JMR told JAY FM NEWS.
All the children [ and adults – men and women] received clothes and shoes. While the children were specially given personal hygiene kits which were raised via several public donations.
Recall that, in August the Jebbu Miango Reads donated relief materials to the same community to cushion the effect of the crises that broke up in the community in July through the #TogetherWithJebbu, another cooperative social responsibility initiative of JMR.
This is one out of several efforts by young people on the Plateau in supporting communities that are in distress, while JMR was reaching out to a part of Bassa Local Government, another NGO led by Victor Bello, an undergraduate of the University of Jos were at another part of the local government to provide medical care and relief materials.