Up until recently, the Chairman and Board members of EMCI, supported by a few volunteers have worked in a Pro Bono voluntary position with a number of young females affected by the insurgency. This was informed in part by the fact that they are from the affected region and themselves victims as they have totally lost their home and hometown to the insurgency. They therefore have a deep empathy and understanding of the happenings in the region.
Through joint efforts with a well spirited Nigerian in the United States of America, they have identified, and provided home to 14 Chibok girls who escaped from abduction in April 2014. They have further facilitated the relocation 10 of these girls to two High Schools in the US for the completion of their secondary school education. This was done after they helped to obtain international passports and US VISA for the same girls.
The success story of the relocation of these few Chibok girls has opened a floodgate of requests for assistance from parents of “out of school children” in large numbers in the IDPs of aforementioned communities. To complement the study abroad program for the most vulnerable, EMCI is now pursuing the strategy of setting up home schooling centers as well as seeking placements in local secondary schools that are in safe areas across the country.