Covid-19 Humanitarian Project Phase 2- Mercy IDP Camp Zonkwa.

Concerned by the effects of coronavirus in rural Nigerian areas on people that struggle with extreme hunger and are exposed to vulnerable conditions than ever, Children’s Mission extended their support through FLEP to assist an identified number of people that needed urgent assistance. With the support of The Navigators Nigeria, we identified displaced people who lived in Mercy IDP Camp Zonkwa, Kaduna state, who had fled for their lives as a result of reprisal attacks that lead to the loss of lives, destruction of homes and businesses.    Mercy IDP Camp Rev Tanko Clement Kato (Zonkwa ECWA DCC Chairman), in an exclusive interview with FLEP, said, “We saw people lying down on the street crying and weeping, and nobody could help them. We decided as a church out of love as the Bible taught us. So we decided to bring them in to host them.” The Mercy Internally Displaced People Camp, Read More

Stay Safe and Healthy – COVID-19

Coronavirus is a pandemic identified as a respiratory illness, in its early stages and it is obviously impossible to predict its future impact. Know How it Spreads There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person: Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.  Protect yourself Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that Read More

The Developing Brain: An Early Window Of Opportunity For Learning

Long before a child enters the classroom, inequities can create a lasting imprint on the architecture of the brain. Recent research on brain development casts new light on the formative influence of early childhood experience. In the first few years of life, a child’s brain creates 700 to 1,000 new neural connections every second, a pace that later diminishes. These early connections set the foundation on which later connections are built. The new research shows that nutrition, health care and interaction between children and their caregivers can help with brain development in early childhood. Conversation, repeating and connecting words in meaningful contexts, and early exposure to literacy through reading and play are all positively associated with language skills. Conversely, frequent exposure to chronically stressful events in infancy, including nutritional deprivation and violence, can affect children by damaging neurons in areas involved in learning and emotional development. In other words, these Read More