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Support for Schooling Orphans in Nigeria - "Back to School"

Requested by

Phaneros Care

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

We are trying to help orphans and street children from very poor backgrounds. We aim to provide food, school uniforms, shelter and healthcare for them, as they are lacking in these basic necessities. By doing so, we aim to provide them with not only their basic needs, but with confidence and feelings of equality in their environment and in school.

These orphans have no kin to rely on. Our intervention is crucial as it will prevent high school drop-out rates. Without an education, these orphans are often exploited when in search for survival needs. We also provide rehabilitation of street children by enrolling them in public schools or polytechnics for the acquisition of skills for survival. Our main partners are public and neighborhood schools. So far, we have established one centre(orphanage centre). This centre houses 152 orphans and 19 street children.

However, this centre only has the capacity to care for 52 orphans and 16 street children, putting the other 103 at a greater risk of dropping out. Your support in terms of funding and resources is greatly appreciated, if extended to us. We shall work tirelessly to avert this crisis and send these orphans and street children “Back to School”.

What is your project and how will it help?

Our project is called “Back to School”, and is dedicated to providing basic necessities to the orphans and street children. By encouraging children to attend school, they undergo a educational process that fully equips them with the skills to be able to make informed choices later in life.

We hope that the requested resources will go towards further development of our centre, further improving the lives of these children.

Members of the public shall also embrace realistic approaches in the way they relate to street children. For instance, they will realize that like any other child, street children also need kindness, care and a forgiving heart. It is our strong belief that many children will be given an opportunity to explore their natural talents and ultimately, be one step closer to realizing their dreams. Through this, dignities of many children shall be restored.

Through our guidance and counseling sessions, we shall be able to curb the spread of HIV/Aids by teaching the children to employ the right peer influence. This will in turn, greatly help our country. Drug abuse might also reduce significantly if we educate these children, and let the war be championed by former street children who were addicts themselves.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

You can partner with us financially by funding the project. You can also provide donations in form of goods.

Please detail the resources that you need.

We would love to receive goods where applicable, however financially these are our needs:

Resources in terms of goods
90 BOOKS/STATIONERIES KITS (exercise books, pen, pencils, rulers, text books etc)- estimated value US$2000
80 SCHOOL SANDALS/SHOES – estimated value US$3,000
PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM – estimated value US$1,500 (1 complete set)
10 SEWING MACHINES – estimated vlaue US$5,000

Financial resources
FOOD BUDGET – US$5,000, for 152 orphans & 19 street children, to last 6 months
We will purchase 10 bags of beans, 15 bags of rice, 20 cartons of tinned tomato, 10 gallons of vegetable oil, Garri made from cassava, 25 cartons of noodles, 5 gallons of palm oil and 8 cartons of frozen fish

LOGISTICS – estimated US$4,000

The total comes to an estimated US$21,000

Further information

Contact details

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Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Nigeria

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Community development; Education and training; all (7)


  • Contact details exchanged
    17 Jun 2014 08:04 GMT

    Triple M Hygiene Products (Ltd)
    (For-profit organisation)

    Mbaasa Denis says: We produce Sanitary Pads and can supply your organisation at the Factory Prices as the most cost effective way of Keeping the girls in school.

  • Commented
    15 Jul 2016 12:42 GMT

    Dembe Youth United
    Unverified non-profit organisation

    mugadya salle says: hello am mugadya Salle
    chairman d.y.u
    I wish to work with you in that and we join our implementation since even us is the smme project currently driven now so
    contact us at demon youth unit esq for more details

  • Contact details exchanged
    06 Aug 2019 07:11 GMT

    Unverified non-profit organisation

    SIR. LORD MARMON KNIGHT says: Goodday. Sir.
    Am very much interested in partnering with you to help save the orphance and street children who have nobody to takes care of their problems. I am very willing to work with you in Nigeria in ending poverties in the street and orphanage home. Pls i wants you to contacts me lets disscus further on this projects. Thanks