On September 25th we are launching the Almajiri child goals as the next phase of our accountability campaign for education and social inclusion of over 10 million Almajiri Children in Nigeria and west African countries.
The Almajiri Child Goals are a set of nine (9) SDGs whose achievement or otherwise has a direct impact on the lives of Almajiri children - No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Healthcare and Wellbeing, Quality Education, Clean Water and Sanitation, Decent Work, Reduced Inequality, Peace and Social Justice.
We are partnering with individuals to send 500 Almajiri Children to CLAS' ( Community Learning Almajiri School) where they have opportunity of having both Education type within their constituency or community and all components of the Almajiri child goals will be achieved.
We are also providing medical outreach, food and non food items like shoes ,clothes and toiletries to over 5000 across the states.
Government is yet to implement free medical care for vulnerable group like Almajiri children under the National Health Act 2014 and millions of Almajiri children continue to suffer and some time die of illness because of lack of access to healthcare . We are Launching AlmaCare to provide and encourage free Healthcare support for sick and helpless Almajiri children across the country, while we advocates for the full and immediate implementation of the National Health Act as it affects vulnerable community.
CLEAN Almajiri CHILD , a bi weekly Sanitation Initiative to improve hygiene and wellbeing within Almajiri set-ups
We are also using this day to continue with our a campaign to collate 13.2million signatures — #13millionsignatures – representing the estimated total number of out-of-school children in Nigeria to demand increase investment in education of all Nigerian girls and Almajiri children.
The Launch will take place across 17 northern states and at the United Nations building in New York on the 25th of September. We invite all Nigerians and SDGs advocacyestimates across the world to take part on this day to #Act4SDGs by amplifying the #AlmajiriChildGoals and hold government accountable for a sustainable solutions to the Almajiri child rights crisis. With at least 8 of the 17 SDGs interconnected to the plight of Almajiri children, it simply means that nowhere in the world are child rights as critical to the attainment of SDGs as Northern Nigeria. It is an urgency driven by both time and demography that neither Nigeria nor the world can afford to miss if we are to meet our global target by 2030.
Almajiri Child rights initiative Jos chapter lead by Dr Ahmed during Almajiri child rights Day May 25th 2019
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