Child Lifeline Lagos Drop-In Centre

SALLY UDOMA

Child Lifeline Lagos Drop-In Centre

Creating a center where children can “drop-in” to receive basic medical care,
literacy and numeracy training, a free meal, and overnight shelter.

The Child Lifeline Lagos Drop-In Centre is based upon a model successfully established in Kenya and South Africa. It will be a place where children can “drop-in” to receive basic medical care, literacy and numeracy training, a free meal, and overnight shelter.

In addition, the process of registering and collecting data on the children who drop in will assist in identifying those children who may be referred to CLL’s existing residential home at Ikorodu, and welfare officers may be able to reunite others with family members. The data collected will also assist in better understanding the magnitude of the street children problem and the nature of the dangers and obstacles faced by them.

This information, when shared with planners in government and NGOs, may help us better address the situation. The idea of this new initiative is to be able to reach out to, and help a much larger population of children through the drop-in centre.

ISSUE AREA: Econ Development: Housing/Community Infrastructure.

LOCATION: United Kingdom, Europe.

STATUS: Unknown.