To help your family is almost a given; to extend that help your help to your community is admirable, but to extend that help to reach a global audience, well that is radical action.
That is what Amy, Susan and the team at Socially Homes and The Peoples Hub do. They do not restrict their expertise and knowledge to save their community, they have a desire to change the world one radical step at a time.
Community Action in Nigeria
Take Mr. AYINABYONA NABOTH for example, gentleman in Nigeria who was a child orphaned, and grew up on the streets for 13 years. He is now doing all he can to help the children of today. Mr Ayinabyona knows first-hand the implications of growing up on the streets, the fights for survival, the days/nights without food.
He vowed when he grew up, he would do all he could to help children on the streets and as soon as he was old enough, he opened an orphanage to support children and young people. The orphanage can take up to 15 orphans and helps 10 other children.
The challenges they face include hunger, house rent, medication and education though the biggest challenge we have here at the orphanage is hunger.
The organisation relies on donations and funding and Mr. AYINABYONA cannot do this alone. Susan Dolan from The Peoples sits as a Co-Chairperson on the board as a way of supporting Mr Ayinabyona and his mission. Susan takes on an advocacy and advisory role, supporting Mr Ayinabyona to find sustainable ways that will allow him to continue with his work.
The Peoples Hub will stop at nothing to support such organisations; with a wealth of knowledge in current affairs, connections in influential positions and a desire for change. The Peoples Hub believe that issues that affect one directly, do in fact affect us all indirectly.
The Peoples Hub’s latest plan to support Mr. AYINABYONA, is to draw on the experience in which they worked with another lady from Ghana many years ago. Portia Dery from Ghana wrote a book because she didn’t see herself in the books when she was growing up. The Peoples Hub helped Portia get her book published as part of the Queen’s Young Leaders award. By approaching publishers in Africa explaining about the prestigious award and how Portia’s work could fit the criteria, to help African children read more.
Since then, Portia has written two books and as part of the ‘Africa Reads’ project, Portia is reading her books to the children of Africa, so they too can seem themselves in stories. Her books can be found on Amazon.
This is just the start, The Peoples plan to send other authors and inspirational people to many school children around the world, doing all they can to lift the lives of others.
There are so many people out with, people with a message, a skill, knowledge. At both Socially Homes and The Peoples Hub their message is clear. If you have something to share, then please share it.
In the words of Kelly Walsh “Love, care, share.”
Please do join us