Street Child Care and Welfare Initiative SCCWI is funded entirely by voluntary donations and gifts from philanthropists and our kind benefactors. It is a constant challenge raising funds to carry on and, hopefully, to expand our mission. The situation of street children in Lagos is dire. There are no accurate statistics, but estimates of the number of vulnerable children, homeless and living in poverty and at risk on the streets of this great city, are in the tens of thousands. You can support us in a variety of ways:
Make a financial donation (by cheque in the name of “Street Child Care and Welfare Initiative” or cash delivered to our head office; or online, through the “donate” link on this website; or commit to a regular, monthly contribution by direct debit). All donations will be acknowledged and receipted.
Give a book, goods or services: We need food, clothes, books, diesel for running our generators, transport, office equipment and much, much more.
Join us as members to raise funds in support of this cause as well as participation in our activities which is even more valuable.
We particularly need volunteers with backgrounds in social work, child psychology, teaching, nursing or medicine. We also value volunteers that can provide vocational training, teach arts and crafts or run other extra-curricular activities, organize games and recreation, or who are willing simply to interact with the children and pass on some of their wisdom, advice or learning to help them develop basic life skills. If you are such a person, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 16 year old, born in Odemu, Osun State and rescued on a direct spotting at Mushin, Lagos. He was brought to SCCWI in December 2013 for care and shelter.
He is currently at the SCCWI centre undergoing rehabilitation as well as preparing for his junior secondary school examination at STA College Jibowu , Yaba Lagos.
According to him, as a vulnerable paternal orphan, I really thank SCCWI team, management and their sponsors/donors for giving me such a great opportunity to go to school and for nurturing me so far in the way to be socially responsible and economically independent through their various center activities and programs that have really impacted greatly on me. Now, I am very calm, calculative and more focus with my studies.
My Ambition: I like to become a renowned Lawyer.
He was rescued on a direct spotting at Mushin, Lagos and brought to the center for care and shelter. He is at present in SS3 at STA College Jibowu Yaba, Lagos.
According to him, He ran away from home due to family breakdown and have been exposed to all sorts of life threatening conditions before he was rescued by SCCWI.
Now, am sure of the direction which my life is going through quality education and training which I have been receiving at the SCCWI center. Thanks so much for always being there as hope for the hopeless.
My Ambitions: I want to become an Aeronautic Engineer.
Was referred as a vulnerable paternal orphan who is genuinely in need of care and shelter due to poverty and other associated family stress by the Saint Vincent the Paul society of the Catholic Church.
He has been enrolled in St. Agnes Primary School, Sabo Yaba and he is currently in primary four.
My experience at SCCWI centre, I so much appreciate this centre because I have been able to make new friends, eat very well, sleep comfortably, play table tennis, go to church and all the staff always care for me as they take me as one of their son, which I will be forever grateful.
My Ambition: I would really love to become a famous Musician.