Help Chibok Girls is a charity outfit single handedly founded and funded by Mr. Iheanacho Charles out of pity for internally displaced persons and chibok girls who were raped and abused by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents and hoodlums. Girls are being raped,molested and abused almost on daily basis in Chibok community resulting to unwanted pregnancies.
Mr. Charles bought a land from his savings,cleared it and gathered internally displaced person there and named it Help for Chibok camp. Presently it has over 1,000 women,children, girls and few men. Their every day welfare is funded by Mr charles personal saving and donations from well meaning people expecially from USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
Through Mr Charles Help Chibok Girls outfit, many children are under going primary and secondary education within the camp. the outfit offers free medical assistance and provide free food to all the IDPs. Clothing is also provided with little shelter as a result of shortage of money to do so.
Mr. Charles depend on his monthly income and business profits to fund the welfare services of the IDPs.
( Some of the women)
On April 15, 2014, the world woke up to the gory news that 276 female students have been kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Bornu State, Nigeria. Initial information had it that a group of militants attacked the school located right in Chibok, while the students were sleeping.
( The land and camp bought by Mr.Charles for the IDPS)
“They broke into the school, pretending to be guards, telling the girls to get out and come with them. A large number of students were taken away in trucks heading towards the Konduga area of the Sambisa forest where outlawed Islamic militants were known to have fortified camps. It was also gathered that the school had been closed weeks before the attack due to the deteriorating security situation, but students from multiple schools had been called in to take final exams in physics.
( Cross section of the IDPS in the Help Chibok Girls camp)
While Nigerians were still shell shocked, responsibility for the kidnappings was promptly claimed by Boko Haram, an Islamic Jihadist and terrorist organization based in northeastern part of the country. By weekend, a number of the students escaped from the kidnappers in two groups. And by the time the police got its act together, it said approximately 276 children were taken in the attack, of whom 53 had escaped as of 2 May, 2014. This was just as the Chibok community insisted 329 girls were kidnapped, 53 had escaped and 276 were still missing.
As we speak today, nearly two years following there abduction, there is a hash-tag associated with their disappearance that has been tweeted nearly 18 million times. There are several petitions from across the world calling on the Nigerian government and all enabled international parties to rescue them, and more than 250million people of diverse races and colours have signed it. There are tumblr blogs, Facebook pages, and global mainstream media coverage. Yet, the girls are yet to return home.
Help for Chibok is doing its best in sensitizing the community on the need for girl child education and providing food ,shelter ,education and other charitable works in Chibok