16 Feb PHI has impacted 12 IDP Camps in 6 States and still counting
Pro-Health International’s visits to the Internally Displaced Persons camps was born out of a desire to help the poor and less privileged. We were just trying to live up to our mission as an impact making organization. We started with one camp per time, one state per time. Little did we know that what started as a small step will grow into something big. Looking back at how far we have gone and how much impact we have made, we can only say that Pro-Health International was designed to do this. Our experience with the IDPs has thought us that great impact can be found in little gestures. And when you start from where you are, life will bring the people, resources and opportunities required to push that vision.
At different times, organizations like TY Danuma Foundation, Thompsons and Grace Foundation, Traffina Foundation, Smile Again Africa Foundation, Systems Integrate Inc., several individuals and volunteers have partnered with us to put a smile of the faces of the IDPs. We are grateful for such collaborations because it gives us the ability to impact many lives and fulfill our mission as an organization.
Today Pro-Health International has reached out to 12 IDP camps in various local government areas of Plateau, Taraba, Edo, Nassarawa, Kaduna, Abuja and the FCT and still counting. We have taken free health care and welfare packages (food, clothing, shoes, mattresses, soap, toothpastes, toothbrushes, etc.) to these camps. We have also provided them with professional counseling to help their mental health due to the many trauma they have been through. We want to get to states like Adamawa, Yobe, Borno, Bauchi and other places where we can find IDPs.
Reaching out to many more people is however largely dependent on how much more organizations, individuals, volunteers and governments institutions we can partner with. The needs are still enormous and we will keep doing our bit one IDP camp per time, one state per time.