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Hope Restoration Mission
Defeating ISIS, Bokoharam and other forms of terrorism and  criminality from the Grassroots

Restoring Hope to the Hopeless
  
  
HOPE   RESTORATION   MISSION
MISSION STATEMENT

VISION
THE VISION OF THIS MISSION IS TO ESTABLISH A SOCIETY THAT IS FREE FROM IGNORANCE, POVERTY, DISEASE, AND WANT AND GIVE HOPE AND REASON FOR LIVING TO THE ENROLLEES WHO ARE THE UNDERPRIVILAGED CHILDREN IN OUR SOCIETY.

Hope restoration mission is an INTERNATIONAL organization formed by Dr Stephen Zira Bugi influenced by Brent Beauford's preaching in Noel Missouri United States. This organization is a non-profit non-governmental established for the sole purpose of providing free education to children of school age who have been a source of supply of labor and fighting force for Bokoharam a.k.a.ISIS and other criminal groups. It all started when Dr Bugi fled Nigeria to seek refuge in the United States because he perceived a threat to his life when Bokoharam (which means western education is sin and forbidden) captured his hometown Michika in the northeastern region of Nigeria and destroyed his family home and killed several of his kin and kith in the operation.
Bokoharam started their uprising in 2009 at their Maiduguri quarters. That year, after their encounter with security agents their leader was killed and that infuriated them into embarking on  a full-scale war with police initially, then the army joined later. Since then, they have killed over 40,000 people and rendered millions homeless in their crusade to capture and enforce the strictest form of Islamic law – Sharia in the region..
Upon his arrival in the United States, Dr Bugi applied for asylum and God miraculously brought him in contact with Brent Beauford, a pastor who is involved in the mission of helping individuals having drugs related, alcoholism and other addictive situations that forced them into living a hopeless life in the streets. His hope is to restore hope to the life of these individuals and bring them to the knowledge and saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
After witnessing the good work that Brent Beauford was engaged in Dr Bugi felt the need to establish a similar mission in Nigeria to cater for the needs of the unfortunate children who are mostly from underprivileged families, are found in the streets of Nigeria especially the Northern part of the country. These kids have been the source of supply of the fighting force for Bokoharam and other criminal groups around the country.
For instance the almajiris easily fall into the hands of Bokoharam just for a morsel of food, the niger delta youths easily get enticed by the oil money which the claim is their right and so they desert schooling and take to the creaks for oil bunkering fueled by international criminals who come to buy the stolen crude from them at very low give away price.
More begging due to Boko Haram
The widespread hunger epidemic induced by Boko Haram's seven years of violence in the Northeastern region of Nigeria has increased the number of children begging on the streets. Children made up of both muslims and Christians, running away from their destroyed communities end up in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital could be seen standing on the streets alongside the traditional almajiris, trying to look like them, in order to beg for food
Kidnapping and vandalism is perpetrated in the eastern and western Nigeria by children who dropped out of school mostly because their parents are poor and unable cater for their school needs.
All these vices could have been prevented if these children were adequately educated and given a purpose to live for in this life. Neglecting these children and leaving them to continue to exist the way the are is simply creating a golden opportunity for the terrorist group to reenact a very strong force in the future.
These are some of the reasons that led Dr Bugi, who is also from a poor family, and affected by the Bokoharam insugency to start this mission.
The Bokoharam scourge is a very popular issue in Nigeria and the government has grappled with it since 2009 with no real success actually.
Rural dwellers which include Muslims, Christians and other parents in the northeastern part of Nigeria give birth to numerous children whom they, in most cases find it difficult to cater for them. This is because men in Nigeria can marry as many wives as they want and give birth to as many children as they want not minding how they can cater for the needs of these children. The consequence of this is, the numerous children that liter the streets with no one to care for them. Children particularly engage in begging for alms along the streets of major towns. They are the underprivilaged and made up of children whose age range from 3years and above.
Cultural historian Bulama Mali Gubio in an interview with Chika Odua says the almajiri system goes back centuries, when every boy from the age of about five was expected to attend a tsangaya, which is an Islamic religious school. The community was expected to take care of the almajiris, as part of what he describes as a "communal feeding system." The almajiris have long been a normal part of life here. But these days, people increasingly see them as nuisance. Gubio admits the system has gotten out of hand. Almost on a daily basis, young kids the age of three five, six, seven have been dropped off from lories in Maiduguri here in their thousands,”  Others walk long distances Gubio said. “They have no parents, no teacher, no guardian, nobody to take care of them.” These children are no longer limited to the muslim faith anymore due to the Bokoharam insurgency. Displace children now litter the streets allover the northeast of Nigeria.
 Although it is claimed by parents who let their wards loose into the society that the children go out to learn the Islamic religion under the tutelage of Islamic teachers (mallams), the principal activities they do as soon as they leave home is begging for food. When Bokoharam started, it was easy for them to recruit these kids using food as bait. It is so cheap and easy to get them to follow bokoharam and receive their indoctrination. The females are used as sex slaves and for the purpose of producing more fighters and child suicide bombers.
[When their lessons are over, almajiri — students who attend a traditional Islamic school called a tsangaya — will walk the streets, begging for food.]
COUTESY, VOA.
When their lessons are over, almajiri — students who attend a traditional Islamic school called a tsangaya — will walk the streets, begging for food.
It has become pervasive that the so called defeat of bokoharam is actually a mirage because the supply of fighters is so easy and cheap. When army wipes out these kids in the war front more continue to join the group from the almajiris which are in unlimited supply. Activists estimate there are more than 5 million almajiris begging on the streets of Nigeria.
Consequently, the fight goes on and on with no end in sight.
The only remedy is to educate these children right from the grassroots which is the primary school. Since their major problem is lack of care it becomes imperative and necessary to care for them by providing free primary education and where they are also fed free. If this is done they will not follow bokoharam just for a morsel of food.
From the foregoing it is clear that bokoharam connot be effectively defeated through the barrel of the gun. The first and most important step is to stop the flow of almajiris to the camp of bokoharm. The only viable way to do this is to offer them free education and free feeding which is why they flock into bokoharm’s camp. This will keep children safe in school and get education which will eventually result good citizens.
Bokoharam/ISIS war is an ideological issue fuelled by the presence of extreme poverty which caused numerous hungry children who have been neglected and abandoned by the society with no hope in life and bokoharam came to offer them escape route.
[The widespread hunger epidemic induced by Boko Haram's seven years of violence in the northeastern region of Nigeria and other regions around the world has increased the number of children begging on the streets.
The other motivation is the promise of a better and rosy life here after when they die in the process of fighting for bokoharam and in carrying out suicide bombing.
This informed Dr Bugi’s effort to establish a primary school to be sited in Sabon gaya Kaduna Nigeria. Feed the children free and enroll them in free education at the primary school level. The school is not for almajiris only but all underprivileged children in the society.

  
  
  
  
MISSION STATEMENT
GET THE CHILDREN WHO ARE VULNERABLE TO RECRUITEMENT BY BOKOHRAM AND OTHER CRIMINAL GROUPS OFF THE STREETS AND MAKE THEM REASONABLE ENOUGH TO RESIST  THE SCOURGE.


  
 
VISION
THE VISION OF THIS MISSION IS TO ESTABLISH A SOCIETY THAT IS FREE FROM IGNORANCE, POVERTY, DISEASE, AND WANT AND GIVE HOPE AND REASON SFOR LIVING TO THE ENROLLEES WHO ARE THE UNDERPRIVILAGED CHILDREN IN OUR SOCIETY.