Monday, March 30, 2009

Nigeria's most valuable resource

Naija Monday Series


Life on the streets


After celebrating in my previous post about how much Nigeria is improving, this video about Nigerian’s street children lets me realize how far away we are from reaching the full potential of our country.

Where did we go wrong? How many of us have seen these children and yet done nothing about it? Is it safe to say we as a country are all to blame for the state of Nigeria’s street children? Is it safe to say many of these “area boys” started with dreams of wanting to be a pilot, doctor, or the president of Nigeria, but some how their dreams got deferred by life circumstances?

The Nigerian government has turn their back on these children by their inability to provide adequate safe havens and by not supporting them with quality free education so they can maximize their potential.

While there are many organizations that are committed to helping Nigerian children, many of these organizations are under-funded with limited or no resources. This is where you can help as a citizen or friend of Nigeria.

Nigerian children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.


Help Nigerian Children:
http://www.linkachild.org/
Get list of orphanages and find out how to help them. The more resources you are able to provide for them, the more children they can help.

http://www.childlifeline.org/
Get more information on how you can help this organisation, whose mission is to rescue deprived and destitute children from the street and give them the opportunity to develop into self-reliant and responsible citizens.

4 comments:

dbthinks said...

well said.. we may be the only hope to make a difference for these ones. Thanks for the reminder

Jaycee said...

I love the way you put up links for those who are willing to help. We are the generation for Change. Thanks for the awareness.

Sele Akobo(curvyice) said...

We are their hope for the present and the future and they are Nigeria's future...well said dear..we needed this nudge.

Nigerians 4 change said...

I would say this should be a task for any returnees planning on making a trip to Nigeria in the nearest future, just to be aware that there are children who need all the contributions possible to be able to live in an established home.

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