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StreeTreasures

Project author: bayscus@tlu.ee

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Solomon Adebayo Okeleye
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Solomon Adebayo Okeleye

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Project Description

The epidemic of child streetism in Nigeria is increasing drastically with very low effort to curtail it. The number of street children in Nigeria grew from 10.5million in 2018 to 13.5million in 2019 according to the UN estimate. Majority of these are boys ranging from 5 to 17yrs old, young adults with low level or no education, from poor and large family, predominantly from northern Nigeria, and mostly product of polygamy. The major factor that cause children to be on the street is mostly influenced by the nomadic lifestyle of the Fulani ethnic groups who basically move from place to place within the country in search for green pastures for their livestock, living their children and family behind, forcing children to be left alone to fend for themselves. This problem has a lot of negative implications on both the victims (the street children) and the society as a whole. Effects includes: Drug abuse, negative sexual activities and abuse on the part of the victims, theft and armed robbery, street gangs, terrorism which serves as a threat to the entire country, and among others. To tackle this alarming problem of street children in Nigeria, “StreeTreasure” was conceptualized as an organization that seeks to rescue, rehabilitate and educate street children in IT so as to enable them to be independent, get a job or create one and replicate the same to other street kids. StreeTreasure is currently operating in Ilaro, Ogun State with two beneficiaries who are enrolled in school.

Project Impact

Utmostly, StreeTreasure would have impacted a life when we see a life transformed from street to stardom. Social entrepreneurship can make this happen. Other indication of impact are: Rescuing children from street and providing them with the basic amenities that would create an enabling atmosphere for further rehabilitation process.  Provision of Education to rescued children. Reduction in the number of Street children.  Creation of Job and opportunities for beneficiaries Empowering and transforming beneficiaries to replicate same to others.   

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