Nigerian Witch Child Rescued by a Danish aid worker is Back in School
About one year ago, a Danish aid worker called Anja Ringgren Loven with her husband in Nigeria rescued a child accused of witchcraft and abandoned to die by his parents.
Anja Ringgren, co-founder of the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF), said in one of her blog post that alleged Nigerian witch children are being frightened, tortured and even killed.
In 2016, she met a little boy who she named Hope. The toddler was left for death by his parents in a Nigerian village. The little boy was accused of being a witch.Loven named him Hope two days after he was rescued because she was hoping he survives. Before the boy was rescued, he was alone, naked and almost dead.
When the supposed witch boy was rescued, Anja Loven posted, on the social media, the picture of herself giving water to Hope to create awareness about the problem thousands of such children are facing in Afirca and to raise fund for the boy’s medical needs.
Now, about a year after, the abandoned-and-left-to-death witch boy, now 3 years old, is looking great and full of hope of great future ahead of him because he is back in school.
Lovén wrote in one of her Facebook post on Jan. 30: “Today it’s exactly 1 year ago the world came to know a young little boy called Hope. This week Hope will start school.”