MAKING SURE THE MOST VULNERABLE AMONG US HAVE FOOD TO STAY ALIVE.

Raquel Daniel
Posted May 22, 2020 from Nigeria

The unexpected outbreak of the global pandemic, that is COVID-19, has dealt a huge blow to economies around the  world, threatening the livelihood and survival of the common man. Nigeria was not exempted from the consequences that followed and measures were hastily put in place to reduce the spread of the virus which included social distancing and a compulsory lock down in selected states across the country. Unfortunately, this has been at the expense of daily and low income earners who have been unable to go work during this time. As a result, many families were left helpless and unable to provide food for their children.

In response to this dilemma, Beyond The Classroom embarked on a project tagged; The COVID-19 Food Relief Drive&am; to provide food palliatives for families in these low income communities who have been gravely affected to ensure that the children in these places were not subjected to imminent starvation. With the help of the general public and partnerships with organizations such as Her Hub Africa, Naija start-ups community, Tim Godfrey Foundation, CrowdyVest Donate, Laju Iren Inc, Women with Stories International, Mother of May Foundation, we successful raised over $14,000 which has fed 690 families with 6 weeks worth of food per home through this initiative.

With the uncertainty of what is to come Post COVID-19, Beyond the Classroom Foundation is committed to standing with our communities and supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Together, we will overcome this pandemic while making sure the most vulnerable among us have food to stay alive.

This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Tendo
May 22
May 22

Hi sister Raquel you are a great support to your community and communities around you. My appreciation to those foundations that support you fulfill what was done greatly. It's what am praying for to do for my communities. My heart aches for the vulnerable in this lockdown they have even eaten up what they should plant and the planting season is close

Raquel Daniel
May 23
May 23

Start somewhere, start with one person. If you can't help a lot, help one. You have a kind heart!

Hello, Raquel,

How are you?

What a huge blessing this is for low-income families that are greatly affected by the pandemic. Thank you for this update. Keep up the great work!

Please stay safe always!

Raquel Daniel
May 23
May 23

Thank you for the kind words. Our partners made it easy.

Chidimma
May 24
May 24

Hello Dear Raquel. Hope you are doing fine. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work and may God bless your efforts as you touch souls.
Best Regards.

Raquel Daniel
May 24
May 24

Yes, I am doing well. Thank God!.. Thank you for checking!

Tamarack Verrall
May 24
May 24

Hi Raquel,
This is such heartening news, that so many individuals and groups hav stepped forward for those most affected. This pandemic is showing so much of what needs to change in this world. I hope that all governments are paying close attention. It is the daily and low income workers who are those providing the most essential tasks. Until governments reorganize their priorities, it is people like you and the ngo's who are doing the heroic work.

Raquel Daniel
May 24
May 24

You're right!... We can't sit and wait for them forever!

Anita Shrestha
May 26
May 26

THank you for sharing

Sinyuy Geraldine
May 26
May 26

Dear Raquel. What an incredible job you are doing! Thank you so much for raising funds in order to feed these desperate families. I happy to hear that you have a handful of partners who donate funds for you to be able to reach h out to those who cannot buy food for themselves. Keep that flag flying.
Lots of love from this end.

Beth Lacey
May 27
May 27

This is really excellent work!

Chi8629
Jun 07
Jun 07

Hello Beautiful,
Trust you are safe?
Thank you for sharing.
Love you .