IJAMIDO CHILDREN HOME

Project Details

Code: ICH-01
Start date: 01 ene 2017
End date: 31 dic 2017
Term: Long Term (1 Month to a Year)
Category: SOCIAL
Theme: KIDS, SOCI
Country: Nigeria
State: Sango Otta
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99

Description

Project description and background: The home was founded in 1958 by Mrs Irene Willoughby, who recognized the need of a home for abandoned children. Now, the home is run by the first baby of the home. There are about 150 children in the home, from newborn babies to young adults up to University level. Most of the children were found somewhere in the bush or on the road, where they were left with frustration and neglect or thrown away by their parents (due to unwanted pregnancy, poor economic situation could not afford them the opportunity. All the children have the same surname called Willoughby and are live together as brothers and sisters. Since this is a non-adoption home, the children stay there till they marry and found their own families. The staff of the centre are raised from the home to manage administration and organization of events. The home is provided with food and other stuff though gifts and donations. The webpage of the home: http://ijamidochildrenshome.org/

Work And Activities

In the morning volunteer take care of the babies, carry them around, change pampers, feed them and play with them. After the other children come back from school, volunteer can help with homework (which is one of the major problems with the most of the children and just few staff), but also give extra lessons to smaller groups of children. In the afternoon he can arrange games, sports, and any other entertainment. Also HIV-awareness/ sexual education/health and hygiene programms can be arranged in cooperation with the staff. In the evenings the volunteer is welcome to join the evening prayers and activities in the rooms before going to bed, like story-telling.

Socially Disadvantaged Children/Kids of the society. The objective of this project is to give priority attention to safe lives of these abandoned and innocent babies / children who have destiny and greater fulfillment in future. The children are product of early pregnancy that could not prevail on their parents to terminate their destiny. These children are not only picked on the streets, waste disposal or ready to be destroyed.

Accommodation And Food

In host family and project centre with available double bunk bed with mattress

Place

ljamido Welfare / Children Home is a center for child development in Sango Otta, Ogun Stateb

Requirements

It is expected of volunteers to show affection towards the babies, cradles, toddlers or kindergarten children. The volunteers will be required to have passions, sociable, and ready to inculcate good values and morals into the main streams of the programme. Ability to develop friendly and family spirit is much tolerated.


Language

English

Notes

Ability to develop friendly and family attitude is tolerated.

• Be motivated for the voluntary work
• Responsible to keep rules and exhibit cooperation throughout the workcamps
• Best efforts to understand and respect cultures both of the hosts and other volunteers
• Open minded to make friends, speak English (within the groups) as official language
• To adapt and enjoy simple conditions of living such as food and accommodation and ready to adapt to simple conditions and experience a different culture;
• some basic knowledge about baby-care and little-child education are beneficial, but not compulsory.