An Abuja-based foundation, ‘LeaderJoe 1808’ has denounced street hawking amongst children especially those being kept out of school.
In a video clip shared via its Twitter handle, the humanitarian organisation while on a routine check on schools where its beneficiaries study, found a young boy hawking groundnuts during school hours.
“We found Umar selling peanuts when is mates are in school,” the foundation tweeted.
When asked, the young boy, holding a tray of groundnuts, said he would love to return to school.
“The future is vague for these kids if we don’t intervene now and fast,” the tweet added.
According to the charity organization,they are presently sponsoring 86 underprivileged kids to school in Abuja, Kaduna and Sokoto States.
LeaderJoe 1808 Foundation liaises with government, public and private organizations to ensure implementation of government policies and programs, it claimed.
As seen on their website, they also organize community health intervention projects within and outside the Federal Capital Territory while creating access to basic education by providing scholarships and building or renovating schools.