Last week, we had a brief discussion on the Dustbin Estate, Ajegunle [click here if you missed it] and I told y'all that The Hope 4 Lyfe Foundation would be visiting there on the 7th, and we did.
See ehn, in this life eh I have seen things but not once did I imagine what I saw on Saturday.... this dustbin estate is actually a dustbin in all its essence.... they said the place is a swamp and since the Government has refused to sandfill the place to make it livable, the residents use the refuse as their sand so they can build their plank houses on it.... while we walked around, the ground was soft like you could feel the water under.
That's an incinerator in between those two shops.... did I mention that they also rear their goats, sheep, cows and chickens near their houses..... their kids don't bother going to the toilet, they just do their business wherever they like and move on
This is freshly-fetched water for God knows what
One thing that struck me was the smiles these kids had on their faces.... it was like they were oblivious to their environments and what they were passing through
Some goodhearted person, Tolu Sangosanya, has a resource center there where she teaches the kids.... she has 163 kids registered in her resource centre and she feeds them at least 3times a week....
I have a shocker for you guys.......
This house is actually beside the dump..... a resident owns this big house
And the bigger shocker is this..... This Hummer belongs to one of the community leaders of the Dustbin Estate and he lives there too...... You see, while we were going around, some of the residents kept screaming at us to stop taking pictures and videos of them, that after all their leaders just bring us around and then take whatever we give them and that's the end
Well, after all said and done, The Hope 4 Lyfe Foundation has decided to concentrate on the resource centre, funding it and all to help these kids be great.... so if you would like to be a part of it, nothing is to small; nothing is too much as well, just contact me for details.... Also, if you have any other thing in mind, like something to help filter their water or something, please do not hesitate......
GOD BLESS YOU