As part of events to mark the second memorial anniversary of the founder of the All Children Charity International Foundation (ACCIF), Barr. Ranti Daudu, staff of the organization on Monday organized a “One Kilometre Health Walk” and also distribute food items to destitutes in Kaduna state in her honour to commemorate the 2019 ‘World Humanitarian Day’.
The health walk according to them was met to create awareness on the plight of over 130 million people caught up in conflicts around the world, honour and support humanitarian workers who risks and sometimes lost their lives in helping others.
The health walk also heralds the adoption of the humanitarian day as a memorial day to immortalize the late founder of ACCIF, who lived all her life helping other people especially the vulnerable people living with Disability.
For many years now ACCIF, have been a passionate voice in all aspects of persons living with disabilities through better education, sustainable economic development, gainful employment and social protection for their special circumstances.
Addressing the crowd that turned up for the event, a member of ACCIF team, Barr. Benedict Daudu, said the medium was an opportunity to share more light on the legacy of the founder and what the organization stands for.
“We are using this opportunity to share more light on the legacy of the founder who was our team leader and the organization that has continually strengthen the community and foster the goals of improving the lives of people living with disabilities.
“It is actually a medium to encourage people who are willing to help, to come out and help those in need and to also set example for people to know that there are so many in need of help in this down times.” Barr. Benedict added.
He noted that the organization have continue to thrive in the absence of the founder because of the kind of team she set up who are always willing to help, saying “a team that’s willing to foster her relationship with those she has touched. She has setup a legacy that is unbreakable, so this is why we are here.”
Mr. Avadu Thomas, a partner with ACCIF, said the legacy of Mrs Ranti, should not be allowed to die which is the essence of the the event.
“You will agree with me that in Nigeria situation, the less privileges have been abandoned completely by the government and we had such people with the vision to raise the hope of these abandoned people, it is something that is welcome and most be supported in it totality.
“The fact that she is gone doesn’t mean that her dream should die and that is why we are here today. Come rain come shine, we have to ensure sure that this foundation will live to it’s own expectations.” Mr Avadu said.
On his part, Project Manager of ACCIF, Mr. Charles Irole, used the medium to call on the Federal Government to at all time provide security for humanitarian workers across the country.
“We have had cases where humanitarian aid workers were killed in the course of doing their jobs, and my call today is that the government at all level should not relent in providing protection for those doing humanitarian work.” He said.
Mr. Charles, noted that the absence of the founder of ACCIF, was a serious challenge for the organization, saying her presence would have been a moral booster for them.
“But thank God for our new Team Leader, Barr. Paul Daudu, for his starling leadership of standing in the stead of our late founder. We have been doing all we can, trying to ensure that the legacy that she left behind is built upon.
“Even today, we are using it as a platform to launch into what we call the “ACCIF Founder Day” so that subsequently, the legacy she left, we will continue to build upon it. He added.