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.

Below are photos of the beautiful children on the IDP Camp

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.”

— Albert Einstein

Love x Light,

N.