About 10.5 million children aged 5-14 are currently out of school this is why the CASAF education project engages a select group of children within the ages 2-16 years in underprivileged communities. The project aims to improve their access to quality education. It also gives the participants the opportunity to acquire knowledge to help them reach their full potential.
Clubs in schools are essential to help children explore other skills they may possess outside regular classroom learning, clubs are well known to help improve the social skills, thinking capacity and life skills of children. Establishing club rooms and providing relevant club resources in selected schools will help to develop important attitudes and lessons that will help them become better leaders and career persons in the future. (Relevant clubs include; ICT Clubs, Readers Club, Writing Clubs, Art Clubs, Young Agriculturist Club, Mental Wellness Club, Entrepreneurial Skill Acquisition Club, Change Makers/Humanitarian Club etc.)
This a training program aimed at grooming these young displaced or orphaned children. Renowned Facilitators are from various skills sets are engaged based on the preference of the participating children. Usually these skills include but are not limited to Catering, Barbing, Hair styling and Bead making.
This is done to encourage diligence, commitment and responsibility at work in the kids.
Sexual Health Education
With an increase in reports of rape and other forms of sexual assault in Nigeria and the high level of shame and stigmatization pushed out on victims, one can only but wonder the extent of trauma faced by victims and the number of cases that go unreported because of stigma.
Therefore, CASAF has been steering conversations between parents and children alike on the signs to look out for including measures that can be taken to bring an end to this menace in Nigeria. In addition to measures, we are also stating clearly, the responsibilities of parents and caregivers towards ensuring that children are properly raised with right and necessary knowledge about sexual health and how they can grow up into responsible individuals.
Every year, around 3 million children die due to undernutrition, hence the reason why CASAF provide children with access to basic nutritional meals through our FOOD BANK and SOUP KTCHEN OUTREACHES.
Malaria is among the leading causes of death in children under 5 years of age and the most significant public health problem in Nigeria (WHO 2019). Hence the reason why CASAF conducts Health outreaches to ensure that vulnerable children have access to basic health needs.
Over 800 children die daily from preventable diseases caused by poor water and a lack of sanitation and hygiene (UNICEF 2019). Hence the reason why CASAF heightens awareness and also trains children on the need for proper hygiene and sanitation. This is to ensure to ensure that they live a healthier life.