“Uncle please help me, I want to go back to school, my mother is dead and I don’t know who my father is. My grandmother cannot provide food for me, until I go to work in people’s farm, that’s when I get money for me and my grandmother to eat”. These were the words of Emmanuel Ubon Israel, 8 years old orphan enrolled into ICHSSA LOT 1 Project with Unique NO; AKW/ETN/HFD/10662/001 and ART NO; CAM/650/.
The demise of his parents exposed him to Child labor and increased his vulnerability to HIV; consequently, he dropped out of school since 2019. He barely eats twice a day, and not adhering to treatment due to unavailability of Food.
HFDI teams have successfully re-enrolled Emmanuel Ubon Israel to Lutheran primary school, Ikot Abasi, Etinan, to continue his primary education. He is enrolled into primary 3. HFDI facilitated resource mobilization from the QIT team and provided scholastic materials for his re-enrollment.