They intervened to help ten local street children whose plight was revealed at Wednesday's UK-Nigeria online meeting.
It signalled a FF pilot project targeting the Muslim children who rely on begging at market. (This initiative may in time be merged with Fantsuam's Orphans and Vulnerable Children's programme but it seems more important to respond to the need now and sort out the logistics later).
John explained to the UK team that the children have been sent, often from distant villages, to gain a Koranic education.
They live with a Master, a Koranic scholar, and have to earn their meals - although a space where they can sleep in his compound is provided. Because the master is not paid by the families, the children are sent to beg and must hand him a portion of their daily earnings.