‘Children from all walks of life love receiving gifts and especially toys
The Founder of Ethnikos Toy collection, Ajuma Ataguba is proud to announce and invite the general public to join and support the Ethnikos Toy Drive .The aim is to help displaced children recover from trauma and develop through playing and learning using specially-designed Ethnikos toys. The current humanitarian crisis in Nigeria reveals that there are approximately 3.3Million displaced persons out of which 70% are children.
- Toys provide psychological first aid and counselling in times of conflicts emergencies. The use of toys enables children to transfer anxieties, fears, fantasies, and guilt to objects rather than people.‘Play therapy, is to children what counseling or psychotherapy is to adults.
- The vital tools children use in play are toys and they stimulate learning. Play is a direct contributor to a child’s education and developement. The appropriate toys aid a child in developing physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills.
The aim is to donate 25,000 brand new toys to 25,000 children in IDP camps, orphanages and other shelters across Nigeria by Christmas.
The cost of each toy is four thousand naira (₦4,000) only. We are looking for at least 25,000 people or more who can please help us make this happen by donating funds towards buying the toys.
These organisations are:
WOTCLEF-Abuja,Children and Youth Protection Foundation(CYPF),Hope Aid Organisation-Abuja, Bethesda Child Support Agency-Lagos, Sesor Empowerment Foundation-Lagos,
IDP Camp visit: Our First visit took place on Wednesday, 26th August and we left with a promise of returning with more toys. The children are waiting expectantly !
The Learning Gate, GT Bank 0159947903
Spread the Word, Join The movement!
Let’s make the world special for a child!
An awareness event will take place on 5th September,2015 in Abuja.Be there!
Contact: Ajuma Ataguba ,Founder ‘One Million Toys For One Million Kids In Need’ Project
@ 08023147597, www.ethnikoscollection.com