A faith-based non-governmental organisation, Prison Fellowship Nigeria (PFN), has declared that more than 10 million children are out-of-school in Nigeria.
According to the group, Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in sub-Saharan Africa.
It warned that the number is a time bomb unless urgent steps are taken to engage “this army of indigent children.”
At the launch of the Promisepath mentoring and psychosocial support programme for 600 vulnerable and at-risk children in Lagos, yesterday, PFN Executive Director, Mr. Benson Iwuagwu, said: “Promisepath is the new programme designed to reach out to vulnerable and at-risk children, especially those whose parents are incarcerated.
“The programme is based on Prison Fellowship Nigeria’s longstanding Angel Tree Christmas Programme, with added round components of education and community-based mentoring.”
He added: “Beneficiaries of the Promisepath programme must be between the…
Source: Guardian Newspaper