DONATE

Spectrum Markets helps children in Nigeria get creative for World Children’s Day

November 2021
A smiling boy receives a gift of a backpack and art supplies.
Spectrum Markets donated craft items, backpacks and footballs to students in Kaduna State.

Students in Nigeria have celebrated World Children’s Day by creating colourful drawings using art materials donated by one of Sightsavers’ corporate partners.

Spectrum Markets, which joined Sightsavers as a corporate partner in April, provided art materials, sketchbooks, footballs and backpacks for children in Kaduna State.

One of the children who benefited was 12-year-old Hamza, who hopes to be a doctor when he’s older so he can help his community. He said: “I’m very grateful to Sightsavers and Spectrum Markets for helping me to see better and giving me these items, which I can use at home and school.”

Thanks to support from Spectrum Markets, Sightsavers’ childhood blindness project in Nigeria has been providing sight-saving cataract operations and glasses to children like Hamza, enabling them to see more clearly and continue making progress with their education so they can achieve their goals.

Martina Hoffard, head of marketing at Spectrum Markets, said: “The opportunity to give children sight is not only an investment in the future of these children and their families, it is also an investment in the future of our global community. Our partnership with Sightsavers will help support full-circle projects that provide greater access,  provisions of training and facilities to communities that need them most.”

A group of children in Ghana laugh and smile.

What is World Children’s Day?

Held each year on 20 November, the event promotes children’s rights across the world. This year’s theme focuses on giving children a bigger voice, and calls on adults to create a better future.

Read more: UN.org

Read all our latest news stories

News from Sightsavers
A woman sits talking on a mobile phone.
sightsavers_news

Sightsavers wins Zero Project award for work on political participation

The prize was awarded for our inclusion project which promotes the rights of people with disabilities to participate in civic and political life in Cameroon and Senegal.

December 2022
Nanny Powers
sightsavers_news

Sightsavers launches campaign to ratify African disability rights treaty

The African Disability Protocol (ADP) addresses disability rights issues specific to people with disabilities living in African countries.

October 2022
Simon Bush.
sightsavers_news

Sightsavers director rewarded for his work on neglected tropical diseases

Sightsavers’ Simon Bush has received a lifetime achievement award for his work on river blindness, and has been named president of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

October 2022

Learn about our work to save sight