MY DAY IN AN IDP CAMP June 20, 2017 – Posted in: Everyday Living
“Displaced societies are of value. Their issues are our issues.” » Cynthia Basinet
I’d seen photos of Nigerian citizens that had lost their homes due to terrorist attacks in their communities and were now displaced, living in government provided camps so I decided to go out to one to show support in my own little way.
The first thing I heard when I drove in was the sound of laughter ringing out as children pushed each other on swings in one corner while others ran after a lizard scramping away for its dear life. It was a bittersweet feeling for e staring around feeling like an alien intruder. Bitter because of the reality of life they had found themselves in and sweet because despite what i considered to be a sad living situation, the looks of joy on their faces and the screams of laughter left me feeling a little envious at such reckless abandon.
I’ve learnt that change begins with you and I. You start where you are, with what you have and help until it becomes a habit.
Challenge yourself to find the less privileged and provide for them in any way you can.
“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.”
Love x Light,