Land of Hope, the Nigeria based Non Government organization, works for the betterment of the children of the country. The organization makes certain that all the children under their care can live a normal life. In this regard, the founder of the NGO, Anja Ringgren Loven shared some images from the birthday celebration which took place in the NGO.
She shared that she recollects someone asking her once if they celebrate the children’s birthdays. To answer this question, she shared a detailed post on the official social media of Land of Hope. The NGO seeks to make sure that all the children can have the experience of a normal childhood.
Owing to the circumstances of many of these children’s rescues, it is not always possible for them to experience what is considered a normal childhood. However, at land of hope, the stafff and founders ensure that they can take good care of these children.
Talking about celebrating birthdays, Anja shared that 10 years ago they did celebrate birthdays. She reasoned that they had only 11 children under their care at the time. However, over a decade later, they have the respinsibility of caring for 92 children. She said it’s impossible for us to celebrate that many parties today.
She acknowledged that I don’t think the kids would mind if we celebrated almost 100 birthday parties yearly. However, some of our children also don’t know when they were born. Further, if their parents are not alive other family members don’t always know their date of birth.
But despite the challenges, Anja stated we don’t want our children not to be celebrated. She added that We celebrate 3x birthday months at the same time and this week was the celebration of all our children born in April, May and June.
With the post, she took the opportunity to congratulate the April, May and June-born children. These children are:
Miracle, Faith, Anefiok, Samuel, Peace, Abraham, Michael, Covenant, Mary, Abasiofon, Esther, King, Grace and Philomena