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Meet The New Hope, Nigerian Toddler Accused Of Witchcraft
By Chioma Okwu

If you recall sometime in February 2016, This is Africa shared the gut-wrenching picture of an abandoned toddler, who was accused of being a witch in Uyo, Nigeria. The toddler was rescued by Anja Ringgren Lovén, a Danish humanitarian worker, and her husband, David Emmanuel Umem who run the African Children's Aid Education and Development Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to helping abandoned children

Recently, the charity worker, Anja Ringgren, shared pictures of the boy who she named 'Hope' on Facebook, donning his school sports kit, participating in the inter-house sports competition.

A year after his rescue Hope made such a remarkable recovery and started attending school, news which went viral on social media, and it was celebrated by many people across the continent.

Fast forward to 2019, Hope is a living testimony to the power of humanity to help others in need, transforming lives by alleviating suffering, protecting life and health, and upholding human dignity.

Anja Ringgren shared the story, and latest pictures of Hope on Facebook, donning his sports kit, representing his team in the school's inter-house sports competition. The lovely pictures certainly warmed the hearts of many people who followed the story from when the boy was rescued in 2016.

Anja wrote on Facebook:

"From being branded a witch, abandoned, rejected and stigmatized to representing his school in 100 meters race

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