Worried about the serious suffering and the critical situation most of the destitute children, orphans and Internally Displaced children at the various Camp across the north –eastern Nigeria as a result of problems related to cold during the Harmattan season for many years.
This makes the 10 years old boy musician to be saving some part of his school breakfast money with the aims of buying cold protective cloths ,so as to donate them to the needy in other to celebrate the United nation Universal children’s day in a special way, and to make them happy like every other child in the world.
Usman Mohammed Gashah who just graduated from primary school in Kaduna told the Team of journalist that accompanied him to some of the orphanage Homes on a tour visit in Kaduna state, that he has been saving some part of his breakfast money and other gift from his friends and families for long time, in other to buy some cloths, so as to donate humanitarian assistance to the needy in the state, including the young boys Almajirais and children living with Albinism.
Usman said,he dint allow his parents to know that he has been saving some little amount of money in each and every day his going to school for this purpose of helping the street children and other motherless kids that are in-serious need of humanitarian assistance on a period like this.
“Since January this year I’ve been gathering the money, so that it would be plenty, in other to immensely enables me buys enough cloths and hash-weather-kits, to help them protect their Body against all forms of cold related diseases during the harmattan.”
“it pains me in each time, I watch the Television and saw how abandoned street children sleeps under the bridge in the night without parents, and it pains me when ever I saw Internally displaced children suffering in the Camps as a result of Insurgency,and I feel pain to see how destitute children are also suffering in search of food to eat,and also were they sleep is not Good looking.”
According to him,there is no season of the year that does not come without affecting people’s lives either positively or negatively, but the negative effects of harmattan season seem to outweigh its benefits,adding there are many risqué and infection during season.
The guitarist said’I usually find it extremely difficult to sleep with my double eyes close in each time, I remember how those IDPs and Orphans children sleeps on the street while some at the Camp,and I always pray for God to help me,so as to help those children that deserves to be help,they are the children of Nigerians and they deserved to be treated very well.”
It was observed that During the Tour with his family ,50 Blanket,head warmers,socks,and 50 cardigans were also been seen distributed to various orphanage homes, destitute kids and IDPs from Borno state that are now residing in Kaduna metro-polis.
The United Nations Universal Children’s Day usually celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare,also adding that the Universal Children’s Day marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children’s rights.
Additionally Usman says,Hundreds of thousands of children are physically abused each year by some-one close to them,and thousands of children die from the injuries. For those who survive, the emotion scars are deeper than the physical scars.
“Am calling on all child protection networks in Africa,UNICEF,WHO and Religious leaders with Human right organization to rise –up and fight against all forms of violence against children accused of witchcraft, Child Early marriage, Child Trafficking, Child labor, children soldier and bringing an end to little-girls prostitution.”
Adding that Children who are specifically at risk of such accusations include orphans, street-children, Albinos ,disabled children, children who are unusually gifted.
” we must join hands in making life better for the future of orphans ,IDP kids and street children all over the world, while congratulating all children all over the planet on the day, also calling on Government and parents to adopt more children rather than keeping them at orphanage home.”
Responding on behalf of one the beneficiary at Badarawa-kaduna north,Maman Aisha Gamborin Gala,who is a refuges from Borno with 6 children said, she has never tough of a young boy like this can come and buys a harmattan cloths for her children, that are in a tough situation.
She said,they have no money to feed them serves,not to talk of buying cloth to protect them serves against cold.
Maman Aisha said, God will surely bless him for remembering them.
Also responding,Hajiya Maryam Ahmed Tahir,the coordinator of Jamiyyar Matan Arewa kaduna,says “this comes to them like a miracle,because the orphanage has never seen a small boy that comes to donate cloth for the orphans,and it was shocking to see that he is just 10 years old.”
Maryam pointed out that,Allah always bless any one that help an orphans, she pray for God protection to guide him and direct him to the best direction to the lead the country one day.
On arriving at the destitute home at Kano road kaduna town,Usman Gashash also donate some cold protective cloth to the leaders of the association of person with disability Mallam Abdullahi Sama’ila ,so as to share it to some of the little children in the compound.
Mallam Abdullahi Sama’ila concluded by saying that this is challenge to all the Rich men in Nigeria who doesn’t have time to remember the less –privilege in the society “The boy surprise us,because his too small,but he thinks very well.