We envisage a society where every child and young adult has equal opportunities to dream and develop the necessary skills needed to achieve their dreams irrespective of their economic background, gender, religious belief or ethnicity.We believe knowledge is the greatest empowerment every human needs, hence, we are creating a space where homeless street children and young adults can dream and learn independently.
The first question that comes to our mind when we dream of a society where equal opportunity is made available to all is; how this can be achieved. We agreed that there are many ways in which this can be achieved but one among them that we see to be effective and useful is an experiential learning space.
In this space, homeless children and young adults are trained to discover their passion and dreams, we work with them to develop the necessary skills that will help them to achieve these dreams, no matter how big it seems to be.
In this space, participants within one year, learn by doing, after which they have what it’s needed to jump back into society, the participants are encouraged to go after their dream with the understanding that they have all it takes to achieve that dream.
Our beneficiaries are children between the age of 12-17 years who are homeless and living on the street, we focused on this age group because have noticed that children below this age group often have so many opportunities programs, and individual assistance that helps them to quickly leave the street, but those within the age of 12 and 17 years don’t have. We hope to target them in other to include them in our street-to-school program.
Another group of beneficiaries we are working with are our young adults who are between the age of 18-24, these are groups that we will be working with via our one-year residential training that allows them to develop necessary skills. Our target groups can be anywhere in the world, but we are focusing on those in Nigeria.
AKHIN(meaning resilient, courageous, fearless, and independent) it’s the project of Save the Street Child Foundation, where homeless street children and young adults are empowered to discover and achieve their dreams. The program is a one-year residential training program that starts from identifying those who are interested in leaving the street via our street football activities, allowing those that indicate interest, taking them through the training vial learning by doing and facilitating their start-up after the training.