5 February 2018

Nigeria: NGO Reunites 58 Children With Parents

Child Life Line (CLL), a non-governmental organization (NGO), has reiterated its commitment towards raising vulnerable children to become better citizens who would be successful in their different endeavours. CLL is a social organisation and home to children who have emotional and psychological issues.

Speaking at the New Year party and award giving day, held at Ibeshe, Ikorodu area of Lagos State, president of the group, Mrs. Essie Gomes, said the organisation would continue to help vulnerable children achieve their dreams by providing them with formal education and vocational training.

Gomes, while noting that fundraising was the organisation's biggest challenge, expressed satisfaction and fulfillment in the achievements recorded since the inception of the home in 1994, adding that many of the children had not disappointed the organisation.

The programme manager, Mrs. Yemi Aileru, while reeling out some of the achievements recorded last year, said at the beginning of 2017, the organisation had 19 children at the Ibeshe home but the number has increased to 30. "We successfully reunited 58 children with their families between January and December 2017 from Gbagada and Ibeshe homes," she said.

An alumnus of the home, Job David Ayuba, commended the organization for its impact on his life. "I came to Child Life Line in 1996 when I was eight. I was picked up from the street. I spent 10 years here. The organisation touched my life and shaped me into who I am today," he said.

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