Anja Ringgren Loven, The founder of the Nigeria-based Non-Government Organization Land of Hope, recently took to their social media to share some transformation pictures of three children from the NGO. With this, Anja took the opportunity to extend her wishes on the occasion of Easter.
She asserted that she is not fond of the holiday. However, she sees everything Easter signifies in the children at Land of Hope. Loven wrote on the social media post. My mom died during Easter in 2001. So, every year when Easter is around the corner it brings back memories of sorrow. However, she confessed that what helps me get through Easter is to see the children grow strong and healthy.
She observed that time just flies by so fast, and before you know the children are taller than you. To prove the point, she shared two beautiful images of her children on social media. According to Anja, they took the pictures eight years apart.
The organization rescues children that undergo abuse and trauma at the hands of their families. Out of more than 100 children under their care, most underwent physical and psychological abuse within their families and communities.
The families often abused and abandoned the children due to superstition. The families also accuse the children of being witches. Anja and David, the founders of Land of Hope, along with the staff, take care of over 100 children under their wing. They take care of the children’s needs and educate them so that they can get access to a bright future.
Anja Ringgren Loven shared two images of Ulo, Victoria and William. There is a time lapse of 8 years between these pictures. She informed her followers that she took the first pictures of them in 2015 and then again today. With this, she observed that Even tough Easter is not my favorite season I know Easter is a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life and I see that in our children every year.