Our organization is involved in numerous projects such as the following
Despite the Government’s and other children development agencies’ efforts on the empowerment and preservation of children rights and privileges, children numbers in the streets continue to soar. This alongside the alarming children education dropout rates arising from inadequate financial background of families to support the provision of children basic rights has culminated in the numbers increasing exponentially in the Gambia.
Acquiring an education is not just a fundamental human right. It is pivotal to increasing employment and income opportunities. It is a fundamental to breaking the cycle of poverty. Education is the key to unlocking the golden door of freedom for all in Africa. It is the bedrock of social and economic development.
Providing a quality education to children reflects the fact that every child is entitled to fundamental human rights and should be treated with dignity. Where children lack access to education, this results in poverty, violence, abuse, exploitation and other social vices. Poverty and its related challenges contribute to high drop out rates which intends leads high number of street children. Therefore, one of the goals of Street Children Empowerment Oragnization is to create opportunities for promising but impoverished African children and youths in Developing Countries.
Challenges to education
UNICEF estimates that 150 out of every 1000 births are to adolescent girls aged 15-18 globally (Brown 2012). Approximately90 percent of adolescent pregnancies in the developing world are to girls who are married, due to their higher exposure to sex, lower probability of using contraception compared to their unmarried peers, and pressure to conceive quickly after marriage (Erulkar 2013a; Presler-Marshall & Jones 2012; Brown 2012; Hindin 2009
We are therefore very far from reaching our target in terms of funding which is our great concern especially at this time when the community we are serving is gaining confidence and trust in the services we rendering to them. Please As a special appeal please continue to support us and help us reach other people and organization that will help us give these children new beginning and hope for the future.
Globally, 1 in 20 people still have no access to clean water. But in the communities we serve, it’s 20 out of 20. Water is a daily and crippling challenge. Without water you can’t grow food, you can’t build housing, you can’t stay healthy, you can’t stay in school and you can’t keep working.
Today, hope is on hold in over half of the developing countries we serve with hygienic water.
We happy to let you know that the team on the ground is doing an excellent work and they have registered new cases of children who are to benefit from this project. We are hoping they will be supported fully in school next academic year starting September 2019.Meanwhile counselling and medical attention is in progress for every child to make sure they are fit for the academic year ahead. Families have been very supportive and embrace our presence. All this is because of your support and concern for these children.