- A member of the National Youth Service Corps, Imran Abdullahi has sensitised Almajiri children on the danger of COVID-19
- The corps member, who is currently serving in Kano state, said he also donated cash, sanitisers multipurpose soaps and other items
- According to Abdullahi, the kind gestures were carried out on Children's Day
A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Imran Abdullahi, has melted hearts after sensitising Almajiri children in the community he is currently serving his fatherland.
Abdullahi, who is serving in Kano state, sensitised the children on how best to protect themselves against the deadly COVID-19.
He said he spent the Children Day sensitising Almajiris on regular washing of hands and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
The children were also taught on how to maintain physical distancing and on the right use of face masks.
Abdullahi said he also taught them on how to get in touch with both the state and the national COVID-19 task forces if they experience the symptoms or know anybody with the symptoms of the disease.
He said: "In my own little way, I donated cash; sanitizers; multipurpose soaps; facemasks, etc. My interactions with them have proven that with support, they too can be among the very best.
"This is a clarion call on all levels of government to make children welfare especially the underprivileged and vulnerable ones among their priorities."
In other news, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, some Nigerian youths are demonstrating potentials by working to create solutions to education challenges in their communities.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) co-hosted a 3-day virtual bootcamp Youth Challenge.
The youth challenge was implemented by SAED Connect, a youth empowerment accelerator who guided the participants in the co-creation process.
Nigeria is one of 41 countries taking part in this challenge, which was launched in February 2020 for young people living in Lagos slum communities and the conflict affected state of Borno.
There are five winning teams already, and they will be moving into the incubation and mentorship phase of the competition - ahead of the final Global judging process planned for September 2020.
Thirty young people from the Lagos urban slums and the conflict-affected communities in Borno were able to co-design six solutions to challenges in education in their communities.
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