A Community Development Initiative (CDI) led by Students of the Department of Information and Media Studies, Bayero University Kano (BUK), has launched a campaign – War Against Hunger (WAHU) – aimed at combating hunger among the vulnerable populace of the society.
WAHU which successfully fed over 303 vulnerable populace including women, children and the disabled in its first outing, said the initiative is targeted at contributing it’s own quota to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) two – Zero Hunger – which aims to ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round, by 2030.
Speaking at the campaign debut, the WAHU campaign coordinator, Mr. Mohammad Dahiru Lawal, disclosed that with a budget of just five hundred naira contribution by a group of 25persons alone which will amount to about NGN12,500 can successfully feed about 100 people nutritiously.
“Surprisingly, you don’t need much as an individual to take care of one vulnerable person.” Mr. Mohammad quipped.
He called on individuals, neighborhoods and Organizations to pick up the challenge by becoming WAHU Ambassadors through feeding one or two vulnerables in their domains.
“If you are our Ambassador as an individual, neighborhood or organization, it means you have taking it upon yourself to feed at least one vulnerable person in your area of operation once a while and when you send us pictures or videos as evidence of your action, we will put you on our scroll of honor and also do an e-flyer with your name and face.” Mohammad assured.
He noted that individuals, neighborhood and organizations who have the resources and are interested in picking up the gauntlet but are constrained by time or other limitations can reach out to WAHU through it’s email [email protected] or instagram account @wahuafrica.
“Already, we have our target beneficiaries who are mostly the vulnerable in the society and have mapped out our areas of reachout.”
It said WAHU is hoping to partner with sister organization, individuals, groups and neighborhoods in achieving this mandate.