Fatima’s Story.

Our BBC Radio 4 appeal tells the story of 16 year old Fatima*.

In North East Nigeria, Boko Haram killed Fatima’s* father in front of her and then held her in a remote camp for 5 years.  She is physically and mentally scarred by her experiences.

Since being rescued from Boko Haram and introduced to Street Child, Fatima is in school for the first time, aged 16.  She is also having counselling sessions to help her come to term with what she has witnessed and experienced at the hands of Boko Haram.

With your help we can continue to help those affected by the Boko Haram insurgency to rebuild their lives and provide children just like Fatima with an education.

* Having bravely shared her story about her Boko Haram experiences, we have changed her name and protected Fatima’s identity in these photographs to ensure her safety.

* Having bravely shared her story about her Boko Haram experiences, we have changed her name and protected Fatima’s identity in these photographs to ensure her safety.

 

Our appeal presenter:
Colin Freeman

British journalist and foreign correspondent, Colin Freeman, has written widely about the impact of Boko Haram and kindly agreed to front the appeal for Street Child.

You can listen to Colin's thoughts about Boko Haram and the importance of the work we are doing in North East Nigeria to help those affected by the extremist group to rebuild their lives and to provide children with an education.

 
 

Our Work In Nigeria.

Since 2015, Street Child has been working to to re-establish education for 23,000 children across the three North-eastern states in Nigeria which are worst-impacted by the on-going conflict. Operating through an integrated child protection and education approach, Street Child works with the community and provides clear support networks to make children feel safe and protected and to give them a chance to go to school and learn.

As well as developing the infrastructure and environment for a safe and inclusive education in an emergency setting, we are working to tackle some of the barriers children face in accessing schooling.

 
 
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