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Akwa Ibom ‘child witch’ Charity rescued by Danish aid worker in 2013 set to begin university

Danish aid worker Anja Ringgren Lovén has revealed that a young girl named Charity which her foundation Land of Hope rescued in Akwa Ibom 10 years ago will soon set out for the university.

Charity was branded a witch and abandoned by her family in Akwa Ibom.

On Thursday, Lovén shared photos of the grown girl on Instagram noting that she is now a “strong and independent young woman.”

She wrote, “Yesterday was VERY special. It was exactly 10 years ago Land of Hope Director of Child Development @nsidibeorok and I found Charity in an abandoned house.

“Charity was accused of being a witch and outcasted by her family and the entire community.

“She begged for food during the day and in the night she slept in the abandoned house on the dirty ground. When we found her she was wearing a Chelsea football jersey many sizes too big for her. It was the only clothing she had. I remember how her body appeared like a fragile feather.

“She was severely malnourished, beaten and abused. What happened to Charity during those years of struggle and immense pain belongs to the past.

“Today Charity has become such a strong and Independent young women and next year she will start university. All thanks to your amazing love and support.

“5th of April 2013 we rescued Charity. 5th of April 2023 we dressed up to celebrate Charity’s development and accomplishments.”

In 2016, the Danish aid worker also found a two-year-old boy in Akwa Ibom naked and wandering the streets because his family thought he was a wizard.

She adopted the child, named him Hope, nurtured him back to life.

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