Street Child began our work in Sierra Leone in 2008 working with a small number of street children, nine years later we have helped to transform the lives of more than 60,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal. In 2016 we launched our first project in Nigeria helping children impacted by conflict in the North East to access education.
We believe that every child deserves the right to be empowered through education. Working in some of the poorest areas in the world, we strive to ensure that every child has the chance to go to school.
In February 2017, Street Child launched our first ever project in Nigeria, helping the children and families impacted by the conflict in the North-East. After fleeing the conflict, thousands of families have lost their businesses and children are out of school. Street Child are working hard to support mothers to setup businesses so they can afford to feed, clothe, and educate their children and to setup a temporary learning centres to give more children the chance to get an education and have hope for the future.
This is just the start of our work in Nigeria and there is so much more to do. In Maiduguri, we want to help the thousands of children who have lost or become separated from their parents due to conflict. We want to provide them with support, and safe and inclusive education spaces so they can have brighter futures. In partnership with the Nigerian NGO Inter community Development Social Organization (IDS) we are supporting children of the New Kuchingoro IDP camp in Abuja and providing vulnerable mothers with vocational skills training - including baking and soap making - and business grants so they can setup sustainable businesses.
As part of the programme, their children also received school materials such as bags, exercise books, pencils and pens, rubber and shoes so they could return to school and have hope for the future.In partnership with the Nigerian Gender, Equality, Peace and Development Centre, Street Child are establishing a temporary learning centre in Maiduguri to give children the chance to go to school. Currently 10 teachers are being trained in education in emergencies to provide basic education and psycho-social support.
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