Support 50 Vulnerable Children in Calabar

by Charles Edet Effiong Foundation
Support 50 Vulnerable Children in Calabar

SUPPORT 50 VULNERABLE CHILDREN, 2022 THIRD QUARTER REPORT


The Professor Charles Effiong Foundation has continuously supported vulnerable children across Cross River State, primarily in Calabar South, Calabar Municipality, and Akamkpa Local Government Areas. The Foundation supported her beneficiaries which include children and their caregivers in education - with payment of school fees and other school levies, WASH and nutritional assessment, and mobilization of beneficiaries for maternal and new child health services for the 2022 year. Psychosocial support services such as counseling for individuals and families, and life skills education for adolescents were also provided within the quarter. Household economic strengthening services were provided to caregivers in order to strengthen their abilities and improve their skills in caring for the children in their care. 10 children (4 males, 6 females) on the program, who had no birth certificates, were provided with birth certificates in Calabar South LGA. In order to make the school a safe place for our children, the Foundation team engaged with 27 school teachers in a sensitization meeting to end violence against children, at Government Secondary School, State Housing Estate, Calabar.

The above-mentioned services which make up the continuum of care were provided by the Foundation to 24 household caregivers and 50 children (27 males and 23 females across four (4) primary, and eight (8) secondary schools) in the Foundation’s Support 50 Vulnerable Children Project. With the increasing cost of living in this part of the world, leading to an increase in crime rate including child protection concerns, caregivers were educated on financial budgeting, financial education during the quarter’s caregivers’ forum, as well as better parenting skills through one-on-one session home visits.

Following her intervention activities, the Foundation has documented achievements in the reporting period which include but are not limited to the improved academic performance of children as was observed in the children’s academic reports as well as teacher’s observations and reports of school visits. Another success observed, were improved interpersonal relationship between caregivers and children. Teachers also made commitment statements not to abuse children, not to condone the abuse of any form, and report any cases of maltreatment by parents or fellow teachers. This was evident during family counseling sessions and home visits. These successes were achieved through various engagements between Foundation Staff, with children, caregivers, and teachers.

The Foundation aims to increase the number of children she is currently supporting, thereby creating a ripple effect of development in society. We are grateful for your continuous support as it has helped us to give hope and put smiles on the faces of the young ones in the communities. 

Thank you.

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SUPPORT 50 VULNERABLE CHILDREN, 2022 FIRST QUARTER REPORT

The Professor Charles Effiong Foundation continues to support vulnerable children across Cross River State, especially in Calabar South, Calabar Municipality and Akamkpa Local Government Areas. These support provided to beneficiaries (children and caregivers) has been in the areas of education (payment of school fees, school visits and counselling), psychosocial support (Kids and Adolescent Club meetings and Caregivers’ Forum), health (payment of medical bills, health education, nutrition assessments, counselling and education).

All the above mentioned services were provided in the reporting quarter to 24 household caregivers and 50 children (27 males and 23 females across four (4) primary, and eight (8) secondary schools) in the Foundation’s Support 50 vulnerable Children Project. With the increasing cost of living in this part of the world, caregivers were educated on home financial management during the quarter’s caregivers’ forum. This particular session stressed on the need of producing family consumed food through homestead gardening. It also stressed on household budgeting and prioritization of needs. This was conducted with the caregivers to further improve care of children in households as well as bring about sustainability of the project.

Among our successes recorded in the reporting period were improved academic performance of children. This was observed in the children’s academic reports as well as teacher’s observations and reports during school visits. Another success observed, were improved interpersonal relationship between caregivers and children. This was evident during family counselling sessions and home visits. These successes were achieved through various engagements between Foundation Staff, with children, caregivers and teachers.

The Foundation aims to continue supporting vulnerable children, thereby creating a ripple effect of development in the society. We are grateful for your continuous support as it has helped us achieved our goals in the lives of these ones.



Asari Nakanda

Monitoring and Evaluation   Officer

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SUPPORT 50 VULNERABLE CHILDREN NOVEMEBR, FOURTH QUARTER 2021 REPORT

In order to fulfil our mission of providing care and support to vulnerable children and their families, Professor Charles Effiong Foundation has continued to support the education of vulnerable children in school. In this preceding quarter under review, the Foundation reached fifty vulnerable children (50; 27 males and 23 females), across four (4) primary and eight (8) secondary schools in the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State.

These children were provided with educational support in the form of payment of school fees, provision of school materials, and academic performance assessments during routine school visits paid to the schools by the Foundation’s staff. Recreation, individual, and family counseling were also supported to children and/or parents to address issues of poor academic performance and other life-challenging situations faced by the children and the family at large.

These were provided to support children in our project communities whose parents do not have sufficient money due to the burden of poverty and increased cost of living. This situation is evident in the increased incidence of out-of-school children in schools in the project communities and also poor school attendance.

Our intervention as an organization has increased school re-enrolment and also school attendance as caregivers are counseled on the importance of education and thus the need to prioritize the service for their wards. It has also improved the academic performance of children through rigorous engagements and follow-ups with caregivers and the children themselves. Parent-children, as well as the children-teacher relationship, has also improved as our intervention also brings into bear the perspective and support of teachers in the schools.

The psycho-social improvement evident in some of our children are our achievements based on our continuous interventions. This is seen in the attendance of quiz competitions, training, and other competitions. Worthy of note is the Do your Bits Competition entered into by one of our children with her classmates. She developed an intervention using micro bits to address the issue of missed ante-natal care attendance by pregnant women. 

The Foundation remains grateful for your continuous support in enabling her to achieve her goal of providing care and support for vulnerable households thereby restoring the hopes of many in the society.

Edidiong David

Program Manager

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SUPPORT 50 VULNERABLE CHILDREN JULY, 2021 REPORT

In pursuance of our vision, The Charles Edet Effiong Foundation has continued to support the education of vulnerable children in schools. In the quarter under review, the Foundation provided educational support to thirty (30) children across primary and secondary schools in the Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State.

 

These children were provided with educational support in the form of payment of school fees provision of school materials, psychosocial support (in forms of recreation and counseling for children), and academic performance assessments during routine school visits paid to the schools by the Foundation’s staff.

The aim of the support was to bring an increase in school attendance and improved academic performance amongst our children. To buttress efforts to ensure this, caregivers of children during home visits were counseled on the importance of parental involvement in children’s academics, the team plans to continue this counseling until there is a sustained behavior change of parents’ involvement in their children’s academics.

As part of our objectives to provide educational support to children especially girls, The Professor Charles Effiong Foundation joined the government, local partners, and the international community to celebrate this year’s World menstrual hygiene day on the 28th of May every year, with the theme Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health Now. This event was done in collaboration with the Old Students Association of Government Science School, Mayne Avenue (Class of 2008), and AtyCare Initiative. Key activities during the event were an education and sensitization Champaign for over 50 girls on menstrual hygiene and also training on how to make hygienic reusable pads. Other highlights of the activity were a quiz competition on sexual and reproductive health and the distribution of reusable pads to these girls.

The Foundation's Quarterly Caregivers Forum is a platform designed to improve the parenting skills and caring abilities of the caregivers of children on our program. During the meeting in this preceding period, as evidenced in the high rate of reported cases of child abuse in Calabar with domestic violence ranking top on the list, the caregivers identified violent disciplinary measures for children commonly practiced in their communities. During these fora, PCEF staff provided caregivers with information on alternative nonviolent disciplinary measures for their children and also stressed the need for them as caregivers to understand their children’s personality traits and the changes that come with each developmental milestone of the child which the most difficult is the adolescent stage which they affirmed that their children tend to more difficult at this stage. At the end of the session, caregivers made commitment statements to put into practice key learnings gathered in the course of the meeting.

The current COVID-19 pandemic affecting nearly all nations of the world has had a profound impact on education. In Nigeria, as the cases of infection continue to increase and the extension of measures to curb the spread of the virus as schools and students are not left out, this has been seen to affect the mental health and psychosocial lives of the children as they have to observe social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols in school which are all alien to them.

 

OUR NEXT STEPS

While we continue with our routine support for our beneficiaries, we plan to increase the number of children we are supporting.

We shall carry one sensitization exercise each during the Parent Teachers Association meeting - on child abuse, the commonest being corporal punishment in schools where children on our program are enrolled to support a safe school space conducive for learning and growth.

Depending on the funding we would get, we shall also work with schools and other civil society organizations to provide counseling and information on career counseling, goal setting, values clarification, and communication skills for 300 children from selected schools in both junior and senior secondary schools in Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State.

The Foundation remains grateful for your continuous support in enabling her to achieve her goal of providing care and support for vulnerable households thereby restoring the hopes of many in society.

Regards,

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PROJECT REPORT

BY EDIDIONG DAVID- PROGRAM MANAGER

STRENGTHEN 100 VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS IN CALABAR

In pursuing our vision, the Professor Charles Effiong Foundation has continued to support the education of vulnerable children in school. In the quarter under review, the Foundation provided educational support to thirty (30) children across primary and secondary schools in the Southern District of Cross River State.

 

These children were provided with support in forms of school/tuition fees payment, provision of school materials, psychosocial support (in forms of recreation and counselling for children), and academic performance assessments during routine school visits paid to the schools by the Foundation’s staff.

These services were provided to aid increase in school attendance and improved academic performance of children. To further buttress efforts to ensure this, caregivers of children during home visits were educated on their roles in ensuring children’s school and academic performance, regular school attendance and participation.

Evidenced from school assessments and school visits reports, the children have been regular and punctual in school. Teachers also report that the children engage in school activities such as the ongoing inter-house sports competition in schools meant for recreation, and to inculcate team building skills, sportsmanship and to a large extent, leadership skills in children.

Termly examination will commence soon in schools, thereafter, children will disembark for holidays. Staff will continue to provide necessary support to children and households especially during the examination period through home and school visits.

The Foundation remains grateful for your continuous support in enabling her achieve her goal of providing care and support for vulnerable households thereby building a brighter future in our societies.

Thank you.

 

Edidiong David

Programme Manager

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Charles Edet Effiong Foundation

Location: Calabar - Nigeria
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Odo Effiong
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