In addressing the root cause of child abuse, neglect and abandonment resulting to social exclusion, ActionAid Nigeria in partnership with FAHIMTA launched the Enhancing Child Care, Protection and Accountable Parenting in Nigeria (ECCAP- N) project as part of activities to commemorate year 2018 children’s day in Bauchi State.
The project which is aimed at abolition of child street begging and allegation of child witchcraft across six states in Nigeria is in line with this year children’s day theme: ‘creating safe spaces for children: our collective responsibility’; seeks to create awareness on the negative effects of child street begging and allegation of child witchcraft in Nigeria. The project will also sensitise parents on their religious and constitutional responsibilities in providing care and protection for their children. Other objectives of the project are promotion of integration of street children and children labelled as witchcrafts back to their families, provision of livelihood support to mothers of child street beggars and support children education within their environment.
ECCAP- N was launched by Her Excellency Hajiya Hadiza M.A Abubakar Wife of the Executive Governor of Bauchi State. Other Stakeholders in attendance include the Representative of the Country Director and Head of Programmes of ActionAid Nigeria Suwaiba Yakubu-Jibrin, Traditional and Religious leaders, Ministries Departments and Agencies, Civil Society Organisations, Community Representatives and the Media.
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