Monday, 30 January 2017

One year after he was rescued by a Danish aid worker, Nigerian child who was branded a witch fully transformed and starts school

Exactly one year ago, Danish aid worker living in Nigeria, Anja Ringgren Loven was photographed giving water to a severely emaciated child (see picture right above). The photo went viral and much was written about it world wide.

The then 2-year-old boy was rescued in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria after he was branded a witch by his family and left to starve to death.

He had been wandering the streets for eight months when Anja got a phone call and immediately led a rescue team to bring him home. The boy later named Hope, had to undergo a blood transfusion and treated for worms.

Today, Loven, the founder of the African Children's Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF) disclosed that Hope has started school. Read her post below and check out adorable photo of Hope in his school uniform (left above).
"On the 30 of January 2016 I went on a rescue mission with David Emmanuel Umem, Nsidibe Orok and our Nigerian team. A rescue mission that went viral, and today it's exactly 1 year ago the world came to know a young little boy called Hope. This week Hope will start school."

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