DECEMBER 2022- BENIN CITY. The hardship for our beneficiaries that began with the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to end. In an effort to ensure that they can meet their basic needs while we simultaneously reintegrate them into society and prevent them from being re-trafficked, PJI organized a food drive on December 15th, 2022 for all 40 ‘The Freedom Project’ beneficiaries.
The event began with a refresher training on ‘Self Esteem and Decision-Making Skills’ to ensure that they stay on the course of being competent in such areas. They were also advised on the basics of starting a business and making headway in the labour market.
After the training, each beneficiary received a bag of rice, a bag of beans, a bag of garri, a keg of palm oil, a barrel of groundnut oil, three rows of sachet tomato paste, a cartoon of indomie noodles, a sachet of milk, a sachet of milo beverage, food spices, a sachet of salt, six packs of spaghetti, two sachets of detergent, two rows of bathing soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant spray and roll-on, five packs of sanitary pads, three packs of toilet tissue and a transportation stipend.
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