By Onozure Dania, Lagos
The Prison Fellowship of Nigeria PFN has stated yesterday that Nigeria has the very best variety of out-of-school in sub-Saharan Africa, with greater than 10million youngsters of education age out -of- faculty warning that pressing steps should be taken.
Speaking on the Launch of The Promisepath Mentoring and Psychosocial Support Programme for 600 weak and At-Risk Children, the Executive Director of PFN, Mr Benson Iwuagwu, stated “The Promisepath programme was conceived when the Prison Fellowship International conducted comprehensive research in more than 30 countries representing every continent, along with a survey of PFI National Ministries. The analysis revealed that vulnerable and at-risk children from all development context shares five major risks to their well-being.”
“Promisepath is the new programme designed to reach out to vulnerable and at-risk children especially those whose parents are incarnated. The programme is based on Prison fellowship Nigeria‘s longstanding Angel Tree Christmas programme with added round components of education and community-based mentoring. “
“The beneficiaries of the Promisepath programme must be between ages 4-18 in public primary or secondary school in Nigeria and whose parent is incarcerated, this includes either sentenced or pre-trial detention in correctional/custodial facilities, as well as house arrest, whereby house arrest prevents the parent from employment.”
Also talking on the occasion, The Commissioner for Education Lagos State, Mrs Folashade Adebusayo stated that the ministry may be very passionate in the case of training, including that their emblem is that no youngster must be left behind.