A rape case stays an average of two years in the Nigerian courts.
The age of the victim doesn’t matter; the justice system moves slowly. In the meantime, the victim is left to pick up the pieces of their lives and try to piece it together. Where the victim is a teenage girl raped by a person with greater power/authority over her family and she becomes pregnant, it is even harder. Her education is affected, her psychology is affected, her family is affected. In some cases, she (and her family) has to be taken into protective custody to keep her away from those who seek to pressure/threaten her into giving up the case. Whole families are displaced, the siblings schooling is truncated, parent’s livelihood is lost.
This is why Hope House exists. As a place of refuge for young girls and women who have either been sexually or physically abused. In the last ten years, we have worked with over 200 girls, many of whom we sent back to school or set up with a skill to make sure their lives are better.
These girls have been put through the wringer, betrayed by the people who should be protecting them and let down in some cases by the system.
We can make it our collective responsibility to make sure that this experience doesn’t hold them back or shape the rest of their lives particularly in this season of festivity, with your donations of ;
- RAW FOOD ITEMS & PROVISION – Rice, Beans, Groundnut oil, Palm Oil, Spaghetti, Beverages.
- TOYS & STATIONARIES – Exercise books, School Bags, Novels, toys
- TOILETRIES – Sanitary pads, Detergent, Bath soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Tissue, Disinfectants, Air diffusers
- BEDDINGS – Mattress, pillows, and covers
- CASH– Please make payable to PBO FOUNDATION, 0007209140 GT Bank. Or use the shortcode; *737*32*amount*16001#
- MAINLAND 1 – PBO FOUNDATION OFFICE, 19 Town Planning way, Ilupeju. Lagos
- MAINLAND 2 – ROYAL DAINTIES EVENTS AND DÉCOR, 5 Johnson str, off Bode Thomas, Surulere
- ISLAND 1- THE CHAIR CENTRE, House of His Glory, km 22,
For inquiries do call, Osasu 08035800201, or Ronke 08093933439
God bless you.