Recently, we shared the story of two children who were branded as witches by their community and family members. These kids were on the verge of being burnt to death when a helper came by. This Good Samaritan was none other than Anja Ringgren Loven, a Danish aid worker renowned for rescuing stranded and abandoned children
Yet again, the lady has taken to sharing another success story of how another boy who was branded a witch by the community was rescued by her charity organisation. The said child is named Elijah.
According to the Danish aid worker whose passion is to save children subjected to the most terrible of conditions, Elijah was found in a sorry condition. There were scars all over his body and he looked so lonely as he struggled to live after being abandoned by his family and community.
Elijah, like many other kids Anja had come across, was branded a wizard by the community. The saving grace of this destitute boy came in form of the Danish aid worker and Nsidibe Orok, Director of Child Development of ACAEDF, who went on a rescue mission to save the boy.
This young lad was saved exactly two years ago on February 13, 2017. To celebrate his 2 years of being in her care, Anja took to her page to share his transformation photos.
From a poor looking, impoverished boy, Elijah has become a healthy child whose smile is as broad as daylight. Indeed, after having met Anja, his life seems to have taken a new turn.
See the post shared by Anja below:
“This morning facebook reminded me about what happened exactly 2 years ago today. On the 13 of February 2017 Nsidibe Orok, Director of Child Development of ACAEDF and I went on a rescue mission alone.
“A boy was abandoned and left alone on the street. We found the boy with scars all over his body. He was accused of being a witch. He was brutally beaten. This was the day Elijah was rescued, one of David Jr.’s best friends today.”
Several people were exultant that Anja had rescued this young boy and tended to him properly. Many Nigerians took to her page to bless her, give their advice, and generally, remark on how happy they were for the boy.
See some of the reactions below:
Recently, this same Danish aid worker took to sharing cute photos and videos of the transformation of a boy who was allegedly labeled a witch by his family and community in Akwa Ibom.