Extreme hunger and malnutrition remain a barrier to sustainable development across Africa.
According to the United Nations’ sustainable development goal two, people who are hungry and malnourished are less likely to be productive. They are also more prone to diseases and thus often unable to earn a sufficient income and improve their livelihoods.
The quest to eradicate hunger to the barest minimum inspired Richard Ajibola, a philanthropist, and friends, to raise support to feed over 4,000 youth in the streets of James-Town, Accra, Ghana on 31st December.
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While many fortunate families celebrate Christmas in the warmth of their homes, many others spend their days on the cold street without food to eat.
The move by Ajibola and friends will bring smiles and laughter to over 4000 street children this season by distributing food to them.
Ajibola said, “every day, at-risk and vulnerable youth across Ghana suffer from malnutrition and hunger, making them more susceptible to diseases.”
He added that “this holiday season presents an opportunity to address this issue by providing nutritious meals and bring cheer to over 4000 at-risk youth.”
The group admonished other individuals and corporate bodies to join in this campaign with special thanks to Face2face Africa.