The members of Enactus Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria chapter have successfully distributed food items to over 20 homes in Kaduna state under the first phase of its food support program.
The Enactus ABU initiative which is targeted at the less privileged families in Zaria and environs is to help cushion the effect of the lockdown on homes that are currently experiencing hunger.
According to a statement from the Enactus ABU team, the first phase of the food support program was able to reach out to people in the bomo and bayin kasuwa communities in Zaria and hope to reach a higher number with the second phase which is coming soon.
The statement sincerely thank all Enactus members “who were leading change”, all who donated and made the initiative possible.
The statement reads, “The Coronavirus disease which has affected 6,172,448 of people worldwide and 9,855 in Nigeria, Kaduna state having 232 and 76 active cases has led to a government-imposed lockdown which has hindered a lot of people from meeting their daily bread.
“The hunger virus has become deadlier than the Corona Virus itself. Realizing and Noticing this, we at Enactus ABU decided to do the little we can, not to cease the effect of hunger, but to mitigate it.
“The Enactus Ahmadu Bello university food support program was launched on the 10th of May, 2020. Our aim was to reach out to 350 people in 50 families in two communities; Bomo and Samaru both located in Zaria, Kaduna state.
“We got donations from our members and a few people outside. We didn’t meet our target, but the joy on the faces of the people was satisfying. We were able to reach out to 20 families; 10 each in Bomo and Bakin Kasuwar Samaru. Phase-II of this will be launched soon”.
Enactus ABU is part of the larger Enactus, a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
Enactus inspires students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action and provide a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their livelihoods.
Since its inception in Nigeria, the Enactus program has grown from one campus in 2000 to over 30 campuses spread across 25 states of the federation with an annual average of 1500 active students.
Each year, the Enactus network in Nigeria (consisting of these dynamic undergraduates, academic and business leaders) directly impact over 100 rural communities by implementing 150+ innovative developmental projects that we have seen to have great potentials to empower individuals, reposition businesses and transform communities across the country.