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Using Literacy as a Tool for Child Development – Afrigrowth Foundation

Using Literacy as a Tool for Child Development

AfriGrowth Foundation, which is in the front line of instituting a course of reflection and focus for renewed action centered on adding values to the lives of Nigerian youth, recently facilitated a strategic roundtable session with the theme- Repositioning Nigerian Youth as national Assets. 

Ten non-governmental organizations, including AfriGrowth Foundation, participated in the roundtable session; and there was plausible exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences regarding youth engagement. The participating organizations were Youth Afrique Leadership Forum, Young Stars Foundation, Global Family Peacemakers Initiative, Rural Youth Empowerment Network, Sanctity Transparency & Peace Initiatives, Youth Reformation and Awareness Centre, Youth Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture Nigeria, Outstanding Citizens Humanitarian Initiative and AIESEC.

The roundtable session was highly interactive and above all strategic with the representatives of the participating organization making vital inputs and contributions. A high point in the event was the consensus that the psyche of Nigerian youth need to be changed via value reorientation. Thus all organizations ascended that there must be the incorporation and integration of African values in youth-focused programs.

At the end of the roundtable session a coalition was formed, which constituted of the ten participating organizations with the core intent of chartering new sustainable ways on how to effectively reposition Nigerian youth as national assets. The first step in a sequence of subsequent activities was to review and monitor policies, which reflect directly on effective youth participation in in nation building.

The orphanage is one of the numerous social institutions that have emerged over the years to carter for their social needs of orphans who lack care givers. The number is on the increase on a daily basis as a result of the moral decadence of the society, parents are not able to cater for the needs of their children and sometimes abandon them due to cultural beliefs, poverty and natural disaster.

Most of us, if honest with ourselves will acknowledge that our lives were shaped at some point by someone who took the time and effort to into our lives. This might have been a parent, guardian, teacher, community leader, etc. The vulnerable children that are in dare lives amongst the mist of plenty having access to none.

Since 2012 AfriGrowth Foundation has chosen to support Orphans and Vulnerable children in Nigeria to see that these precious children are cared for, loved, feed, clothed and directed on a path for a hope-filled future that will bring about a change for the next generation. We chose to start with the children in front of us by providing educational and nutritional supports.  Will you join us in providing them with the basic needs?

AfriGrowth Foundation is committed to partnering with teachers, individuals, officers, parents, supermarkets, companies, schools  and government officials who desire to make a difference in the lives of those in need. With your help, we can see MORE than JUST of these children become teachers, doctors, nurses, farmers, pilots, scientists, and future leaders.