Ikechukwu, Chukwuemeka, Destiny, and Tamuno are four teenage boys who had been locked up for years in a remand home due to the fact that they loitered around the street because of their homeless state and the ugly situation that surrounded their birth, constituting a nuisance. At a very young age of 12, 10, 15 and 10 they were on the street sleeping anywhere that night met them and cleaning the windshield of cars on highways to earn a living. It wasn’t long before they were sent to the remand home were they stayed for as long as 6years.
Right there in the remand home, they had the privilege of watching the philanthropic works of Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere causing them to see a light at the end of the dark tunnel they were in. With the help of a certain lawyer whom they met at the remand home, they wrote a letter to Apostle Chibuzor, asking for help. Luckily, the letter was delivered to the table of Apostle Chibuzor.
The kind-hearted man of God was touched by the letter and could not look the other way, he released the children from the remand home, gave them food, clothing, shelter, enrolled them in school and helped them fit back into the society.
A remand home is a place like a prison for young lawbreakers, it’s a detention home for juvenile offenders aged 8-16 years.
After a while behind bars, children in the remand home are due for release but can’t be released back to the streets they were picked up from, they are to be released to a relative or guardian but with no one even asking about them or caring about their whereabouts, they are left in the remand home
Just like in the case of the four boys who had no parents or concerned relatives causing them to be left in the remand home, some of them are left there for years without help.
Everything cannot be done by the government, we all have a part to play for the betterment of the country.
Well-meaning Nigerians are encouraged to reach out to underprivileged children and help them get relief from their distress. People who want to help but do not know how to go about it can partner with Organizations that have visible proofs of reaching out to underprivileged children. Omega power ministries is one of such, OPM is a religious organization that is successfully running 13 quality free schools and is active in the business of rendering help to underprivileged children. In your own little way, you can make a difference in the life of young underprivileged children.
Ikechukwu, Destiny, Chukwuemeka, and Tamuno no longer have to be subjected to pain and shame, their future is bright and they can be whatever they choose to be. With a healthy environment and sound education, they would be levelheaded teenagers who would grow to be responsible adults. Thanks to the kind-hearted man of God, Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere.
Sourec: OPM Ministry