Help Raise ₦1,324,000 to Fund Cecilia Joshua’s Corrective Surgery

21-year-old Cecilia Joshua, a native of Tafawa Balewa in Bauchi State, she contracted Cerebrospinal meningitis in 2005, which was not immediately detected until she developed a severe brain disorder that has left her in acute medical condition. Cecilia is the daughter to one of our current participants of the Goat project in Tafawa Balewa community of Bauchi state. It is safe to say that she has not optimally experienced life in ease and comfort, since she was 5 years old. Her mother, Mary Joshua is a widow, who has catered for her daughter’s health issues since the girl was 6 years old, while also supporting her 4 other children. This ailment was first discovered in 2005 but due to lack of finances, Cecilia could not access proper medical attention until 2006 in Uthman Danfodio Teaching Hospital, Sokoto state. It was later discovered that the surgery carried out on Cecilia was Read More

Child Labour in Nigeria

Despite the fact that many African countries have taken strong action to combat child labour, child labour is on the increase in Africa. The 2016 Global Estimates of Child Labour indicate that one-fifth of all African children are involved in child labour, a proportion more than twice as high as in any other region. Nine per cent of African children are in hazardous work, again highest of all the world’s regions. Africa has the largest number of child labourers; 72.1 million African children are estimated to be in child labour and 31.5 million in hazardous work.  Progress against child labour appears to have slowed down in Africa. Child labour went up in Sub-Saharan Africa over the 2012 to 2016 period, in contrast to continued progress elsewhere in the world, and despite the targeted policies implemented by African governments to combat child labour.   There are many reasons for the wide Read More