About us

Who we are

Almajiri Child Rights Initiative (ACRI) is a national organization in Nigeria that has been working around Almajiri and other marginalized and street-connected children since 2015 and officially registered as a non-profit organization in 2018. Our organizational goal is to inspire policy actions to ensure the social protection, education rights, and socioeconomic inclusion of over ten (10) million Almajiri and other street-connected children in Nigeria. ACRI adopts a child rights-centered approach with four (4) thematic areas; public accountability campaign, child protection, livelihood support, and policy advocacy. ACRI has an excellent reputation around civic and policy advocacy, public awareness campaigns, peace building, community engagement, resource mobilization and allocation, and project implementation. ACRI has community-based teams across 15 out of the 36 states in Nigeria and has successfully implemented many intervention projects in partnerships with UNICEF, MacArthur Foundation, Polish Aid, Ford Foundation Street Child UK, Irish Aid, and LEAP Africa.

Vision:

We strive to build an inclusive society free from dehumanization and deprivation of fundamental human rights of all marginalized and at-risk children to ensure social protection and socio-economic inclusion of Almajiri and other streets, marginalized and at-risk children in Nigeria.

Vision:

We strive to build an inclusive society free from dehumanization and deprivation of fundamental human rights of all marginalized and at-risk children to ensure social protection and socio-economic inclusion of Almajiri and other streets, marginalized and at-risk children in Nigeria.

Our Values

Empathy: We believe that nothing justifies the abuse, exploitation, and deprivation of children.

Shared Responsibility: We believe achieving Almajiri child rights is a collective responsibility and requires the involvement and full participation of all, including the government, parents, and the community.

Sustainability: Our programs and initiatives are tailored towards achieving a permanent solution to the Almajiri phenomenon rather than quick and temporary fixes.

Our Numbers That speak

We have numbers that push us to give in our best and make sure that we break our own records. We are happy to be growing and helping more day by day.
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