CSC Projects in Nigeria

Street Children in Nigeria

Research suggests that street children in Nigeria exist primarily because of poverty in their families and communities. They also may have experienced family disintegration, maltreatment, violence, displacement, or been attracted to urban areas. The Islamic migrant system of Almajiri is also a predominant reason for street children in Nigeria. Many Almajiri face challenging living conditions and spend a portion of their time begging and hawking to survive. This can leave them vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, or recruitment into armed groups. See below for our work with our partners in Nigeria.

Our Projects in Nigeria

Keeping Street-Connected Children Safe

This project funds innovative direct-service delivery projects for street children across Asia and South America. Red Nose Day US also funds our global ‘4 Steps to Equality’ campaign, our ‘Digitally Connecting Street Children’ project with partners across the world, and our pioneering work in Uruguay, helping the government to adopt the General Comment No. 21 on Street Children.

Funded by Red Nose Day USA.

Supporting Street Children in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Consortium for Street Children is working with our global network to provide crucial support to street children, and help them access the services, information, and legal protection they need throughout the pandemic.

Funded by AbbVie. 

The Legal Atlas: Putting Street Children on the Map

Street children are one of the world’s most invisible populations, overlooked by governments, law and policymakers and many others in society. To address this, CSC and our partner Baker McKenzie created the Legal Atlas, to put information about laws affecting street children directly into their -and their advocates’ – hands.

Funded by Baker McKenzie


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