I DON’T NEED MONEY: the story of Godswill
I don’t need money, I just want leave this market to where I will be safe.
These were the words of Godswill
We have saved innocent children accused of witchcraft, from exclusion, torture and death. With care, protection and education for the children, and by educating their surrounding communities, we lay the foundation for a future, where children grow up to be independent, active and social individuals who contribute to the development of their communities.
Until this weekend, it’s always been the male staff winning the football games against the male children.
But that was never to repeat this time. Our children convincingly defeated their uncles by 3 goals to 2; and the jubilation was unimaginable 😂😂🕺🤸
Back in January, we made an update about Michael we had rescued that same month. (Read full story)
We wrote the story of how he was accused of being a witch and taken far away from home by his own father, so he wouldn’t be able to trace his way back home again.😢
Michael was also badly stabbed by his own father. All because he was said to be a witch and responsible for all the illnesses, poverty and hardship in the family.
This aspect of our programmes is aimed at solving the problem (Child witch branding and stigmatization) from the root (ignorance and lack of proper education) which is more prevalent in the rural communities. To carry out these campaigns, we map out and visit rural communities with high prevalent rates of child witch branding and stigmatization, to interact with the locals on the issue.
Anefiok and Abia’s mother was outcasted by the local community because of witchcraft accusations. She was very young and she was alone with 3 little boys. Anefiok, Abia and their younger brother, an infant.
The mother and 3 boys struggled to survive. Everyday, Anefiok and Abia had to beg for food on the street because the mother did not work. She was very sick and could hardly take care of their baby brother. They had no house to stay, so they lived under some bushes. The situation was pathetic.