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#BellaNaijaMCM Umar Abdulmalik is tackling Social Injustice with Angels of Hope Foundation

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At BellaNaija, we love to celebrate projects and initiatives geared toward achieving social justice and reaching out to the most vulnerable persons in our society.

For our #BellaNaijaMCM feature this week, we’ll be shining the spotlight on Umar Abdulmalik, who is making a difference in the lives of people across Nigeria, particularly in the northern part of the country.

Abdulmalik is the founder of Angels of Hope Foundation, a non-governmental organization “which provides philanthropic social services for the less privileged orphans and disadvantaged persons in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with a focus on children, orphans, disabled children, and traumatized persons: with emphasis on women traumatized by domestic violence, rape, etc., and persons affected by the terrorist activities in the Northeastern region of Nigeria, the internally displaced persons, in addition to people with special disabilities regardless of gender, age, tribe or religion.”

Abdulmalik has always been a philanthropist, and at a point in his life (2014), decided to create an organization that caters to the less privileged in the society. He called his friends and like-minded individuals together, and they began drilling boreholes, renovating homes, providing scholarships, healthcare services, food, mentoring, and economic empowerment to the less privileged.

Angels of Hope’s focus is on education, healthcare, clean water and sanitation, hunger and nutrition, welfare and youth empowerment, and shelter.

Angels of Hope championed the cause of Musa, a 21-month old boy mutilated by his stepmother. She cut off his private part, broke his arms, his legs, cut his tongue, injured him in the eye, his feet and other parts of his body.

With the hashtag #JusticeforMusa, the case got the attention of the Nigerian populace, celebrities, and dignitaries, including the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, and wife of the president Aisha Buhari.

Abdulmalik, who also has a full time job, says Angels of Hope has “executed over 50 projects in Nigeria, including feeding over 15,000 less privileged, renovating 4 orphanages and torrey homes, provided scholarships for 15 orphans, provided skills acquisition training for orphans, traumatised women and people with special disabilities (60 of them) and given them capital to start up a small business.”

Abdulmalik is a member of the Global Shapers Community, a network of city-based hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society, undertaking local projects to improve their communities. He is the Manager, Meet the Leader at Abuja Global Shapers Community.

Well done, Abdulmalik.

11 Comments

  1. DABBS

    June 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    very resourceful website

  2. Vivien

    June 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    He truly is one of Nigeria’s Unsung heroes…
    He has done more than i read on this page.
    I have been told that this young man provides psychologists to tend to victims of rape (secretly)
    This year he has renovate more homes and fed over 10,000 more families.
    His foundation is also the only Nigerian Founded Organization.
    I know this much because i interviewed him when i was doing a research project.
    Very wise young man.

  3. Maryam

    June 11, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Umar Naveed has done more than this.
    He does so much and doesn’t want people to know, i know him on a personal level.
    Thank you BellaNija for telling the world about Naveed.
    You should dig further into his life, turst me a lot of people will be inspired.

  4. Simi

    June 11, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    My Omi <3 keep making us proud.
    You are a true Philanthropist.
    The world needs more of you.
    Bless your heart.

  5. T

    June 11, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Awesome work ur doing……. God continue to bless u

  6. Victor-Bryan Nwala

    June 11, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    A true philanthropist!! Keep up the good work..

  7. Mayadeeja

    June 11, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Exceptional human being!

  8. Giwa Deborah Olawumi

    June 11, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Am really proud of you Umar, i knew when you started with so much zeal.. You didn’t let anything discourage you, you are an amazing inspiration.. Keep it up Umar… Thank you Bella naija…

  9. Jp Michaels

    June 11, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Blessings come in various forms, Omari is a major blessing to the world

  10. Fadilah atiku

    June 12, 2018 at 8:12 am

    A true philanthropist. May Allah bless you abundantly.

  11. Davisfierce

    October 22, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    He is quite an extraordinary guy, he absolutely does not give up on projects, always gives it 100 percent and is very self less

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