Superstition is caused by a lack of structural education, extreme poverty, religious fanaticism and corruption.
No society can develop if its people are deprived of basic human rights such as access to education, health care, and social protection.
Accusations of witchcraft often stem from death or illness in the family, crop failures, employment problems or infertility. Children are in turn made into scapegoats and branded as witches.
Nigerian little boy, Hope, who was branded a witch by his family and left to starve to death, was the best man at a wedding of one of the team members that rescued him five years ago in Eket, Akwa Ibom in Nigeria.
Hope was rescued by Danish aid, Anja Ringgren Loven and her team on January 31, 2016, after he was found wandering the streets for eight months.
Ms. Loven on Sunday, shared photos of a stylish and handsome Hope at the wedding of Land of Hope’s Education Officer, which took place some time ago
“In exactly 40 days today we are going to celebrate that Hope was rescued 5 years ago. To be exact, Hope was rescued on the 30 of January 2016.
I cannot wait 40 days to share these pictures of Hope. He is simply to cute and handsome. Last week Hope was best man at Don Udowan, our Education officer’s wedding and Hope just shined like a little star.
Looking back, it’s hard to believe that 5 years have already passed. I remember the day we rescued Hope as if it was yesterday.
As most of you know I have the name HOPE tattooed on my fingers. A tattoo I got many years ago even long before I ever travelled to Nigeria. Because for more than a decade now it’s been my mission in life to: Help One Person Everyday: HOPE
Many of you have been following our work since we rescued Hope and witnessed his amazing transformation. He is a SURVIVOR and one day he will be old enough to travel the world and tell his story.
We owe everything to you, our followers, sponsors, supporters and members.