Himma Community Health Circle Initiative (H-COHEIC), an NGO, said on Tuesday it had rolled out a special medical care programme for Almajiri schools in Zamfara State.
Dr Nuradeen Abubakar, the state Programmme Officer of the NGO, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau.
Abubakar said that the programme, an initiative of the daughter of Zamfara State governor, Hajiya Zainab Abdulaziz, was mainly targeted at addressing the health challenges of vulnerable children such as the Almajiri.
“We considered Almajiri islamic schools for this programme because the Almajirai have not been given much care by their parents, which makes them to be more vulnerable to various diseases.
“We plan to register 50,000 vulnerable children including those that are not Almajirai across the state for the take-off of the programme in 2017.
“We will collaborate with the management of Almajiri schools in the state in order for the programme to succeed,’’ he said.
According to him, the programme is aimed at complementing the state government’s efforts at improving healthcare and child development in the state.
He stated that the NGO is planning series of other programmes on education and empowerment aimed at improving the lives of the people especially at the grassroots.
Abubakar, therefore, appealed to well-meaning individuals and organisations to support the organisation in ensuring the success of the initiatives.