Transforming futures for teenagers on the streets in Nigeria
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever does not show mercy to our young ones, or acknowledge the rights of our elders, is not one of us.” (Ahmad)
Your donations this Dhul Hijjah can transform the future of a teenager forced to roam the streets in Lagos, Nigeria. In this blessed month, we want to begin helping 20 boys for 6 months. Your donation will help to get them off the streets, providing them with food, mental health support, literacy and training, counselling, as well as the tools and training to have an independent future.
It costs £2,100 (£350/ month) to rehabilitate one teenager living on the streets, providing them with food, counselling, educational training and tools for six months.
Abandoned and forced to survive by any means
In Nigeria, poverty and unemployment has isolated thousands of vulnerable children and teenagers. Over 89 million people in Nigeria are living below the poverty line, many of whom do not have a stable income or access to regular food. As a result, many teenagers spend their days roaming the streets in hope of finding food or money. Many spend their days begging, taking part in casual labour or petty crime just in order to have food to eat and to survive another day.
These teens are extremely vulnerable, and have no adults looking out for them. They are often targeted by criminal gangs and groomed into substance abuse and addiction, putting them at extreme risk, and demolishing their futures.
It costs £2,100 (£350/ month) to rehabilitate one teenager living on the streets, providing them with food, counselling, educational training and tools for six months. There is no shortcut to transforming a life, and our quality project cares for each section of a child’s needs, altering the course of their future. We’ll also train them in a trade, such as tailoring, carpentry, and tyre repair, and provide them with the tools and funds to establish a livelihood and have a permanent way off the streets.
Save a life, transform a future. Give £350 to transform the life of Nigera’s most vulnerable teenagers in this blessed first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah.