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Young Heart Initiative orphanage Outreach 2019: Playing My Part

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Young Hearts Initiative (YHI) orphanage outreach

The maiden edition of Young Hearts Initiative orphanage outreach just concluded and I must say it was a huge success, all thanks to God Almighty. This year’s outreach took place from  19th – 20th December, 2019. The venue for the outreach was Jesus Only Friends International (JOFIN) Orphanage Home Rukuba road Jos.

This years outreach was tagged “Playing my Part”. Converging at the Satellite market Rukuba Road Jos, the team of volunteers and facilitators proceeded to the venue of outreach. The Young Hearts Initiative outreach 2019 was packed with lots of training and fun activities for both the kids and the volunteers. The outreach was for two days, with day one for Talks/ skill acquisition and day two for Christmas funfair. The volunteers were grouped into different departments and were all giving different task to handle.

Day 1 of the Outreach

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Day 1 had its day filled with so much to take home the kids and the volunteers. The day started with an opening prayer and introduction of the Young Hearts Initiative Team by the coordinator Mr. Pankat E. Gurumding to the orphanage kids . They kids also had a talk session on various topics which cut across personal hygiene, fine arts, counseling and co. The kids were taught by some great resource persons (Volunteers) on maintaining good personal hygiene, motivational talks to spur them to greatness thereby driving far from their thoughts negativity, basic skill of art was taught them too as a boost to those who want to be skillful in drawing. Mr. Okafor Valentine gave the counseling talk and Miss.

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Mfoniso Solomon gave the medical talks. The talk was coordinated by the Talks/ Medical department team which was headed by Miss. Rukayat Ibrahim.

After this, the kids were skillfully engaged in the art of braiding hair with wool and thread for the girls and barbing for the boys. The Head of skill acquisition for this year’s outreach Miss. Happy Mwanret and her team engaged both the kids and volunteers in the hair making session. They were taught hair making not just theories but in practice as all the kids hair both male and female were made.

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The male kids hair was done by the male volunteers of the skills team in collaboration with Super Star Hair Cuts of Tina junction, Angwan Rukuba Jos. The female hair was done by the female volunteers of the skill team other volunteers who also used this opportunity to learn hair making alongside the kids. They were really great with it and they kids really appreciated it. The kids beautifully decorated hair zoomed us into the festive season (Christmas) officially. It was time for lunch and the food department did their thing, giving us refreshment to keep the energy. The food team was lead by Miss. Lateepha for this years outreach. The first day came to an end with a lot of anticipation for the second day which was strictly for just fun.

Day 2 of the Outreach

The second day started with an opening prayer and a rundown of the days event. Day two was declared fun day and hence it was time for the Games/ funfair department to do their thing. The department was headed by Mr. Emmy Ajik and I must say he really knows what it means to have a fun filled day. Their lots of fun games to play for both kids and volunteers while other activities were been arranged for.

Next was the puppet show which was followed by some special appearances from the North pole. Yes Santa came by, Micky mouse, and Uncle clown were all present to thrill the kids. There was also a dance presentation by the kids and it was followed with a dance off with the volunteers.

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It was time for donation of materials by the Young Hearts Initiative team. Various materials were donated to the orphanage and was received by the owner Mrs. Chidiebere O. including Vaseline packaged by the JoFIN kids themselves. She appreciated the gestures and prayed for the volunteers. They kids also appreciated what they were given and also showered prayers on the volunteers.

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It was a really great experience. Of course the outreach won’t be complete without the tireless effort of the media department Led by Mr. Taylor Godwill (TAG). They covered the entire outreach from planning to the last day. May the good Lord continue to bless you all.

Thanks to everyone who donated and volunteered for this year’s outreach, may God met you where you need it the most.

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