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Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Isolo, Nigeria

Child Sponsorship Report 2012, from Isolo, Nigeria

A child sponsorship report from Isolo in Nigeria. This charity report covers the first half of 2012.

Dear sponsor,

On behalf of the children and staff of SOS Children’s Village Isolo we bring to you warm greetings and also to keep you informed of the events, activities and developments in our village in the last six months. We remain appreciative of your support. Your letters and gifts thrill our children who are always happy to receive them. Thank you.

Presently, we have 98 children (boys 53 and girls 45) that are actively being cared for in the village. During the period covered by this report, seven of our children transited to the youth homes bringing the number of our youngsters to 68. This is made up of (boys 34 and girls 34). As you may already know, our youngsters live with a Youth Counsellor who directly supervises them.

The social and economic situation of the country has not improved: most families are finding it difficult to meet basic needs of their children. Our youths are not finding it easy getting jobs due to prevailing unemployment situation. This has led to increase in the number of children who need adequate care and protection. During the period covered by this report, five children were admitted into the village. They were mostly semi and social orphans. We have provided support services that helped them to integrate into their respective SOS families.

In March, our SOS Primary and Nursery Schools Isolo organized the annual inter-house sports competition. Schools that participated in the sports competition were; our sister schools SOS Primary and Nursery Owu-Ijebu, Local Government Primary School Isolo, Estate Primary School amongst others.

In February, our SOS Vocational Training Centre held its 5th course completion ceremony for 58 trainees who had completed their Diploma Course in Catering and Hotel Management, Sewing and Fashion Designing. Guest speaker at the ceremony Mr John Aderibigbe of Entrepreneurship Development Centre enjoined graduates to be good ambassadors of the center, be honest at all times as they move into the society to start their own businesses.

To mark the International Women’s Day our Social Center in Ejigbo undertook an Advocacy visit to the Executive Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area. The objective was to sensitize the Chairman and the entire council on need to empower community women as a means of eradicating poverty. Meanwhile, the center during the period built the capacity of 30 community women on soap making so that they can earn income to support their families.

We are also pleased to inform you that our Family Strengthening Programme in Ishagatedo location currently has 165 children beneficiaries (females 81 and 84 males) who were supported to access education and provision of food. Their caregivers had access to equipment leasing services to support their income generating activities.

Once more we say thanks a lot for your continuous assistance to our SOS Children’s Village Isolo.

SOS Children's Village Isolo