At P.I.A Obaseki Foundation, we thrive to be a leading Organisation that is dependable and trusted to facilitate child development in Nigeria and beyond for Kids and Teenagers.
Mission: To ensure the well-being of needy children, youth and poor rural communities by providing them with the support, opportunity and assistance needed to become happy, educated and healthy.
P.I.A Obaseki Foundation Objectives for Kids & Teenagers:
a) To promote and foster Christ-like love, unity, fellowship and service with and all other God fearing people of the world.
b) To foster child, youth, family and community assistance programmes in areas of desparacy and prevent ignorance and illiteracy within the rural communities of Uganda.
c) To protect and assist needy children and youth through aid, education health and poor rural development programs.
d) To increase the economic status and standard of living of rural poor communities through provision of income generating projects.
e) To improve on the hygiene and health of various communities through provision of clean water sources, such as boreholes.
f) To bring unity, happiness and joy in needy children, youth and rural poor communities who had no hope for better life.
The STATE of Things
Children’s rights are a sub-category of human rights with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to minors irrespective of their age, race, color, sex and status, which include the right to non-discrimination, the right to survival, development, participation and protection.
- Every child has an equitable chance to life
- Every child survives and thrives
- Every child learns
- Abuse in all its forms is a daily reality for many Nigerian children and only a traction ever receive help.
- 6 out of every 10 children experience some form of violence
- 1 in 4 girls and 10% of boys have been victims of sexual abuse; finding its root in social norms, including the use of violent discipline, violence against women which increases children’s vulnerability
- 27% have undergone FGM in the age of 15-49 years
- 30% of children under five years were registered at birth
- 43% of children population are trapped in child labor
- 152 million children worldwide are victims of child labor, 88 million are boys and 64 million are girls.
- Nigeria has the largest number of child marriage in Africa with more than 23 million girls and women who were married as children
What P.I.A Obaseki Foundation is doing...
- Develops, coordinates and implements social norms and strategies to end violence against children, including child marriage, FGM and other harmful traditional practices.
- Encourages child registration at birth
- Provides psycho-social support for children
- Protects the right of the child and also ensures justice for every violator of a child’s rights
- Collaborates with Security Agencies and other NGOs to secure the rights of every child
- Strengthens capacities of Government and key stakeholders and social justice that prevent and respond to violence against children.
- Raises awareness on the importance of education for all children.