Back to School
Back to School
Make a difference in the life of a child today as we send 200 Orphans and Vulnerable Children back to school across geopolitical zones in Nigeria.
The primary six Completion Rate was 87.70% in 2012 and by 2014 had declined to 74%. As of 2010, close to 3 million children aged 6 to 14 years had never attended any school in Nigeria.
Also, during the same period, about a million children aged 6 to 14 years dropped out of school. With rising economic challenges, the OVC is even more susceptible to dropouts as the requirements to sustain them in school become out of reach. The International Journal of Sociology reports that poverty is a major reason why orphans are rejected by their extended families. They simply do not have the resources to care for them. The children that have been taken in by their extended families sometimes risk abuse and neglect, but as a result of poverty, they also risk being sent out to steal or practice prostitution.
OVC (Orphan and Vulnerable Children) education is an important indicator of general children’s wellbeing that functions as a control for the spread of social vices and introduction to future life opportunities. The Back to School project is implemented in partnership with schools, which have offered us generous concessions on school fees.
School supplies in 2 School Uniforms, 1 School Bag, 1 School Sandals, 2 Socks, 1 Food Flask, 1 Water Bottle, 5 Notebooks & 3 Set of Stationeries (pen, pencil, ruler, eraser, sharpener and colour pencil/ crayon)
In the past year, we have successfully sponsored 54 children back to school with school supplies and full tuition payment for 4 children out of the 54 children in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. This year, our target is to send 200 OVC to school with school supplies across different states namely, Abuja, Akwa-Ibom, Delta and Lagos State in Nigeria.