http://acecharityafrica.org run a library and a clinic at the Mariri Orphanage & Boarding School in Kano, Nigeria, for 100 boys aged 3-14 orphaned by Boko Haram.
These children all witnessed the murder of their parents; the ACE clinic provides them with the therapy they need whilst the library and the qualified librarians teach the children to write meaningfully and to read with understanding. Sal's Shoes were distributed in March 2016 following the first month of our first in-country collection in Nigeria at the Protea Hotel in Abuja. http://www.bonhotels.com/protea-hotel-abuja
Following our second in-country Sal's Shoes collection in Abuja, Nigeria at http://www.bonhotels.com/protea-hotel-abuja in August 2016, 166 pairs of shoes were distributed by http://thewantedchildrenfoundation.org (TWCF) at their children's home in Abia State.
TWCF was established in 2006 to meet the growing numbers of orphans and vulnerable children in Nigeria, and seeks to provide long term safety, security and love to the children accepted into its life-cycle approach program by providing them with a loving home environment, food/shelter/clothing, education, medical care, and psychosocial support/counselling.
All 15 children currently living at the TWCF home in Abia State were invited to the 'shoe store' where they could try on and choose their own weather-appropriate shoes to cover the rainy season and dry season in Nigeria. The remainder of the shoes were distributed amongst children in need in the surrounding villages.
Following our second in-country collection at http://www.bonhotels.com/protea-hotel-abuja, Sal's Shoes found their new feet in some of the rural villages in Abia State, Nigeria in August 2016.
Shoes were distributed by The Wanted Children Foundation (TWCF).