BrandArena: Zuriel Visits IDP Camp in Abuja & Makoko School Project in Lagos

Monday 28 September 2015

Zuriel Visits IDP Camp in Abuja & Makoko School Project in Lagos

In line with her focus on making the case for children's education across Africa, especially Girls Education, 13 year old education advocate and the worlds youngest film maker has visited one of the lesser known IDP's [Internally Displaced Persons] camp near Abuja city. It was formed informally as a result of the Boko Haram challenges in North East Nigeria.

Accompanied by her small team of volunteers, she made he unscheduled visit to the IDP Camp near Games Village - Abuja, to meet the children and encourage them despite their very difficult circumstances. She spent the afternoon teaching them the alphabets, and they in turn taught her some of their local games they play to while away time. For the younger children, she gave then "Angry Bird" Themed toothbrushes and toothpaste sets - something simple to remind them they are still children, and have not been totally forgotten. The camps are seldom visited by children, and she was a refreshing sight to the camp residents.

A few days earlier in Abuja, she was received by various envoys to Nigeria in their Embassy's, including the Ambassadors of Tanzania, Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago and the USA. Her discussions centered on various areas of the Education subject, including ways these governments could assist her Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up project, in making a measurable difference to the lives of the more than 10 million Nigerian children, currently out of school.
On arrival in Lagos, she was a guest at one of the slum2school students programs in Makoko - Lagos, where she donated books, spoke to the children, encouraged them to dream, and showed them a video clip of some of her work.

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