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Foundation to empower Borno's terrorised women, children

15 July 2015, 10:46Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Foundation for the Support of Victims of Terrorism (NFSVT) has pledged to focus on economically empowering women and educating children that have fallen victim to the Boko Haram terror.

The Executive Director of the foundation, Prof. Sunday Ochoche, stated this during a courtesy visit to Borno State Governor, Alhaji  Kashim Shettima, at the Government House in Maiduguri.
Ochoche said the focus of the foundation would engage all the various communities affected by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State and the North East sub-region of the country. 

“We will be here in Borno state and other states affected by insurgency in the medium and long-run in rebuilding all the destroyed towns and villages, so that the over 2 million displaced persons return to their respective communities," said Ochoche.

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He said the committee’s main focus was on economic empowerment of women and the education of children, who had never been in schools since May last year at the height of the terror.

He added that the number of children out of schools and colleges, since the commencement of insurgency in Borno State was "in tens of thousands."

Ochoche explained that the empowerment of women would also make them productive instead of remaining in resettlement camps in Maiduguri metropolis and Biu.

He said even though the committee was mandated to raise more funds into Victims Support Fund (VSF), only 40 percent of the pledges were redeemed.  - CAJ News

- CAJ News


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