This report gives a snap shot of what we have done since inception. Our resource centres for orphans and other children at risk, are educational. We donate them to reliable local partners in the communites in which we work but provide oversight of service delivery via effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.(See Appendices for 2008 Evaluation Report ) The centres contain: an IT training facility, a library, a learn and play room or junior library and a ‘friendship hall’ for social and recreational use or a playground. For more information about our Nationwide Resource Centre Project, and other projects including the most recent, Safe Playground & Safe Kitchens project, please see our Charity Brochure in the appendices and see our website: www.sponsorachildnigeria.org (Project Update)
February 2007, we partnered with MTN Foundation for the purpose of developing a community resource centre for Jos. City Learning Centre is up and running with the following facilities:
May 18th During the General Meeting of Trustees, Mrs. Remi Ayida was appointed as the new Chairman, Sponsor A Child’s Board of Trustees, following the resignation of Venerable Igein Isemede as Chairman. Otunba Femi Dinah was appointed into the new position of Vice-Chairman.
Two new trustees, Mrs. Margaret Iyabode & Mr. Ashiru Abdurazaq, were also appointed.
January 9th 2008 We organised the South South Caregivers Workshop at Melrose Office Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. 57 Caregivers were in attendance. During this event, our National Volunteer Doctors Programme was launched, and Overseas Volunteers Programme, introduced.
April 28th 2008 Niger Delta Caregivers Workshop was held in the Bishop Kelly Pastoral Centre, Benin City, Edo State. 77 Caregivers were in attendance.
20th February, 2008: Presentation on the proposed Overseas Volunteers Programme (OVP) to stakeholders in childhood development at the School of Policy Studies, Bristol University, UK. SAC envisages hosting six overseas volunteers from the university on a yearly basis.
12 June 2008: A team of staff from MTN Jos and MTN Foundation, headed by the executive secretary, Mrs. Temitayo Makindipe, visited City Learning Centre, Jos. The trip was successful with positive interaction between MTN staff and the children of the centre who spoke about the benefit of CLC.
19th December 2008: Charity Quiz Night at Bogobiri House, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
12 June 2008: Mr. Ja, Deputy Director, Social Services, Jos North Local Government, presented to Rev. T. Haruna, Manager, City Ministries, Jos, the first in a series of annual cash contributions towards the upkeep of CLC.
September 18th 2008 Distribution of Insecticide Treated Net to Niger Delta Orphanages
17-18 December 2008: A two-day workshop on Child Rights Law was held at the Gateway Hotel, Ota, Ogun State.
20th December 2009: North Central Caregivers Training Programme held in the City Learning Centre, Jos Plateau State. 61 people were in attendance.
21st December 2009: Safe Kitchen & Safe Playground Project
The Safe Kitchen and Safe Playground (2009) at Faith Works Orphanage (formerly City of Refuge Orphanage) Kaduna, protects the rights of all children to good health and recreation.
Food handlers have been trained on best practices for food hygiene and diarrhoeal disease control. Caregivers have been trained on risk and safety in child play. The orphanage accommodates over 70 children within its walls and serves many indigent children living in the Sabon Tacha community of Kaduna South.
Donor: Embassy of Germany