Week 4 of 4: We did it! We raised $777 (316,619.73 Naira) #fortheculture.
On the night of 20 October 2020, at about 6:50 p.m, members of the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful #EndSars protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos State, Nigeria. According to Amnesty International, least 12 protesters were killed during the shooting, however, it is said the number is definitely higher.
This movement was started from the ripple created by the #sorosoke #endsars protests. It was amazing to see how quickly we all joined together to provide care, legal and medical assistance for each other, boots on the ground. We came together to cry out for a better Nigeria. When we were not heard, we cried out to each other and helped ourselves.
No other way to say this but to keep it 💯: The Nigerian government has failed us. Healthcare is all inclusive and is a social security issue. Without adequate provision of care, how can we progress as a people?
Nigeria is a beautiful country filled with magical people. We are unbreakable people filled with the spirit of God. Nigeria is a dream deferred. Dreams, deterred. Yet, through it all, we can’t be broken. We refuse to be broken. Our spirit is too strong. We have hope. We have each other. We are all we’ve got.
We launched this small campaign on April 20,2021 which happens to be the 6-month anniversary of the #endsars Lekki massacre. Our goal was $600. We exceeded our goal in 4 weeks, raising $420 in monetary donations and selling $357 worth of lip balms, for the culture.
Thank you so much for your support. Because of you, we are able to give equally to the following organizations:
💚Mental Health | @projectgetnaked
🏳️🌈LGBTQIA+ | @TIERsNigeria
👩🏾🍼Women and Children | @healforafrica
✨It takes a village
✨We are the village
✨We are the answers to our prayers