BENIN CITY-EDO STATE- APRIL 21, 2022. PJI’s ‘The Freedom Project’ Conducts Food Drive for 30 Beneficiaries because ‘they all need eligible packages of hope too.’
To assist beneficiaries in their recovery from the import of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, PJI’s ‘The Freedom Project,’ organized a gathering for 30 beneficiaries (survivors of trafficking and women who are at-risk to becoming trafficked), to educate them on the potential medical implications of ignoring COVID-19 safety measures as well as to remind them of best mental health practices, which include ensuring that they are taking advantage of the psychosocial support being offered by PJI. Further to our Each One, Reach One initiative, beneficiaries who are at-risk to trafficking also got to connect with survivor advocates who are mentoring them through the lifetime of the Project, thus building a trusted community of support.
At the end of the gathering, and in an effort to assist beneficiaries in bracing the economic import of the COVID-19 pandemic, each beneficiary received the following food items: a bag of rice, a bag of beans, a bag of garri, a keg of palm oil, a barrel of groundnut oil, a carton of sachet tomato paste, a cartoon of indomie noodles, two sachets of milk, two sachets of milo beverage, food spices, two sachets of salt, ten packs of spaghetti, a big sachet of golden morn, sachets of detergent, a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant spray and roll-on, body spray, sanitary pads, three packs of toilet tissue and a transportation stipend. We are glad that we could offer these packages of succor to build a pathway to stability for all of our beneficiaries recovering from the impact of COVID 19.
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