Almajiri Children: “Migrant students” sent from home to learn islamic teachings. This follows the Almajiri system of education, for children often below the age of 10, which is a decades-long practice particularly predominant in Northern Nigeria.
The nature of their journeys often places them in tutelage of scholars, far far away from home. However, these scholars often lack the capacity to fully support the children and make adequate provisions for their welfare. As a result of the level of negligence present within this system, the basic rights of these children are often abused with widespread exploitation - becoming a deeply-rooted systematic nightmare for the Almajiri children.
Vision: To establish an education and social welfare system that support Almajiri Children in communities in Northern Nigeria and across West Africa.
Mission: To reduce the educational and social inequality of Almajiri Children.
Every child deserves a fair start in life. #NoChildShouldBeLeft behind.
Mohammad Sabo Keana contribution on Proposed National Child Destitution Commission Bill By Senate. Click here to view video.
Chidi Odinkalu Speaks On Almajiri Child Abandonment In Nigeria. Click here to view the video.
To establish an education and social welfare system in communities in Northern Nigeria and across West Africa.
Deplorable living conditions with poor hygiene and sanitation levels.
Daily life characterized by having to beg for food and a lack of access to clean water.
Little or no access to basic health care with critical treatment often unavailable.
About 10.5 million children in Northern Nigeria are out of school. Many of these are Almajiri children.
Exposure, abuse and exploitation - including physical and sexual abuse.
We all carry the responsibility to protect the right of the children. #GETINVOLVED
Meet the board members of "The Almajiri Children Initiative".
Director DIWA, West Africa
Former Minister of Education & World Bank Vice President
Chief Imam, Apo Legislative Qtrs. Mosque, Abuja
Former Minister of Youth
Secretary Federal Character Commission
Founder EYE Africa
Associate Director, Strategic Information IHVN
Fellow LIP Africa
Meet Our fantastic team of individuals who are ever ready to push our cause "The Almajiri Children Initiative" to fulfillment.
Stand for Almajiri Child Rights. #GETINVOLVED
Every Almajiri child has a right to a life of dignity. Let us protect and empower them by fighting for their rights to education, health, safety and nutrition. It is a moral imperative and our collective responsibility.
The marginalised and vulnerable #AlmajiriChildren need our protection and help. Today on #AlmajiriChildRightsDay I stand with them for a better life and future.
The Almajiris are not looked after they are subjected to substance abuse, some die without been acknowledged, some get trafficked for ritual purpose. We can end it and we have a duty to end it in out lifetime.
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