Education is a fundamental right of a child. In line with United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989, UNESCO and other international and national instruments, ACAEDF agrees that; education is so important for the development of the child’s personality, talents, mental and physical abilities. Education enables the child to realize hidden and manifest potentials, thus, a child fulfills his/her destiny.
We use education also as a potent tool in the fight against rights abuses, discrimination, and stigmatization whereby the children become sufficiently aware of their rights and how to get help when the same are violated. We view education as a wholesome and integrated phenomenon for the inculcation of the spirit of friendship, tolerance, and understanding in children.
Thus, we prioritize the conscious development of the whole of the child’s personal capacities, attitudes, and knowledge; and this is well complemented with vocational/skills acquisition training and development. A child is given ample opportunities to maximize the development of its capacities and potentials in preparation for the world of work.
Ultimately, such a child would have grown up to be a responsible citizen and also make his/her contribution to the development of his/her community.
It is with this vision that we make available educational training opportunities to children from primary to tertiary levels. Currently, we have over 200 children across all levels of education, from primary to tertiary, under our direct care and sponsorship.
Children are also provided with a well-stocked library in order to facilitate their learning.
More so, the organization enlists the services of home tutors especially in science subjects for the educational needs of children at the center. We also employ the services of a career counselor who work to help the children identify their areas of interest, science, social science or art, where they can match their capabilities for a focused and productive career pursuit.
It is noteworthy that many of the children who did not attend school at all or dropped out before they were rescued; can now read and write, and are making a lot of progress in their educational pursuits.