A Non-Governmental Organisation, Josie Adokuru Mudasiru Intervention For Vulnerable Children And Climate Change Initiative, popularly known as JAM- Initiative at the weekend hosted a Choral group made up of blind students in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to draw awareness on the devastating effects of climate Change on humanity.
Speaking with newsmen after the students’ performance at JSS Area 11, President, JAM-Initiative, Josie Mudasiru called on corporate bodies and well meaning Nigerians to support her NGO to be able to reach out to several of the vulnerable children who have been abandoned to their fate and to draw more consciousness to Nigerians on the need to engage themselves on the subject of climate Change.
She also called for support to enable her NGO to step up campaigns against the devastating effects of Climate change which according to her poses more existential threat to the whole of mankind than the combined effects of COVID-19.
She said JAM initiative is looking at training of people to make them change agents in safeguarding and protecting their environments to be able to reverse its catastrophic effects which spells doom for humanity.
“There is a conversation going on in the Western world but in Nigeria it seems it is business as usual. People don’t care. Nobody thinks of planting trees. Nobody cleans even their homes they are waiting for government to come and clean. We dump waste in the drainages. I think it is high time we do something about this so in my little way I am contributing my own quota through JAM initiative.” Stated the President.
Also speaking in an interview with Newsmen, one of the Choristers, Miss Blessing Ofem, a Primary Six pupil called on the Government to come to the aide of the Choral Group in securing the visually impaired especially the females against rape and sexual harassment of their gender.
Miss Ofem expressed fear in the face of rising violence against women and minors in the society saying it has constrained their abilities to clearly exhibit and showcase their talents.
Highlights of the event was a brief talk about Covid-19 and the visually impaired can cope with the pandemic delivered by a retired Public Servant, Princess Fapounda. A choral performance was staged by the group to the admiration of all who were present.
Palliatives were also handed out by JAM President to cushion the effects of Covid-19 on the blind children.