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Welcome To Edem Children Foundation (ECF-Nigeria)

Welcome To Edem Children Foundation (ECF-Nigeria)

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In Edem Children Foundation (ECF-Nigeria) our work focuses on reducing violence against women, children and young people, reducing the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans and vulnerable children, as well as mother-to-child empowerment opportunities.

 

ECF is committed to working with children and young people (especially the female gender) who are neglected by their families, communities and government and are most vulnerable.

We believe that access to basic services is an integral part of a right based approach to development.

 

Introduction to ECF

The word ‘Edem’ in most of the West African countries and Haiti means ‘Help Us’.

Edem’s Children Foundation (ECF) is a non-profit children/women assistance organisation, founded by both  Comrade Edem O. Edem and Mrs Fiona Edem to make positive change in the lives of children, women  and young people in need (vulnerable children/young people and women) in Africa.

Child’s rights and welfare is a central concern to ECF, in view of the fact that majority of the world children are neglected by their families, communities and governments and they are most vulnerable to violence, exploitation, poverty and diseases.

Our work focuses on reducing violence against children and young people, reducing the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans and vulnerable children, as well as mother-to-child empowerment opportunities.

ECF is committed to working with children and young people who are neglected by their families, communities and government and are most vulnerable.

We believe that access to basic services is an integral part of a right based approach to development.

VISION

ECF envisage a society where no child and young person is left behind in self-actualisation.

ECF also envisages a continent   where  every child has  hope and opportunity.

VALUES:  Good governance, Accountability and Gender equality.

MISSION

ECF Mission to work for the improvement of the plight of children and young people in Africa, through information sharing, training, research, education and early intervention.

Bridging the gap between theory, policy and practice.

OBJECTIVES:

ECF as a social justice organisation working with and for children/young people aimed to achieve its mission through the following objectives;

The objectives are to;

1.                   Concentrate on achieving change for childr en throughout Africa.

2.                   Establish and network with existing children’s help-lines to facilitate experience sharing and mutual support in order to reach out more effectively to children.

3.                   Promote the protection of children’s dignity and interest.

4.                   Promote social justice for children and young people in Africa.

5.                   Work in partnership with government agencies, NGOs, private organisations and interested entities to ameliorate plight of children in their communities/families.

                                                                                                                                                                          ECF Brochure  Nov,06

6.                   Assist in the development and promotion of public awareness and understanding regarding child’s rights instruments (conventions/Acts).

7.                   Promote full participation of children/young people in all sectors of national development.

Mrs Fiona Edem (A Co-Founder of ECF)

 

 HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Children all over Nigeria, Africa and the world over are crying for your help, here are some of the ways you can help.

·          Sponsor a child.

·          Donate through corporate giving, matching gifts, planned giving or in the name of family/friends.

·          Volunteer for ECF on any of the following ways (fundraising, training, research, webpage development)

 

       You can volunteer online or physically in our secretariat.

 

CORE STRATEGIES:

ECF believes in participatory and gender sensitivity approach and adopt both in all programmes and activities in fighting for social justice for children and young people.

The core strategies in which our activities are rooted are;

(a)                 Prevention strategy

(b)                 Intervention strategy

 

 

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE:

ECF has an international Advisory Board, a governing Board of Directors and a management committee made up of management staff and is headed by a Executive Director.

 

FUNDING:

The foundation is funded by the founder, private individuals, grants from local and international agencies/foundations etc.

 

CONTACT ECF OFFICE FOR UPDATE OR REPORT OF SOME OF OUR PROJECTS

PROGRAMME FOCUS:

1)                   Health (HIV/AIDS and Reproductive health)

2)                   Social Infrastructure Development (water supply etc.)

3)                   Environment (Conservation and management)

4)                   Education (formal and non-formal)

5)                   General child rights issues including physically challenged (disable children).

PROGRAMME AREAS OF IMMEDIATE CONCERN:

1.                   Research on childhood poverty aimed at adopting strategies of bringing children out of poverty.

2.                   Care and support for poor and children with disabilities (physically challenged)

3.                   Education and Advocate for children at risk, children in street situation, trafficking of children and youths at risk.

4.                   Care and support for children living with HIV/AIDS, orphans and vulnerable children.

5.                   Establish fund for Nigerian (Africa) children in crisis aimed at rapid mobilisation of support for children in either conflict or natural/man-made disaster.

6.                   Mother-to-child empowerment aimed at economically empowering mothers for primary benefit of their children.

7.                   First-step educational support aimed at supporting children to start school and drop-out to go back to school.

8.                   Children and Environment aimed at raising environmental management consciousness in young minds.

9.                   Maternal and Child Health-care is aimed at reproductive health awareness and linkage with Child well-being.

10.                Provide water supply/sanitation aimed at reducing child mortality as a result of water borne diseases.

11.                Youth leadership training aimed at building leadership and good governance among Children/youths.

12.    Establishment of Women and Children Rights Information Centre (WOCRIC) to train and educate women and children free of charge on the use of computer and internet. 

Your can reach us at

Edem Children Foundation (ECF)

23 Etinyin Abasi Street,

Off Atamunu Street, Calabar

Cross River State, Nigeria

Phone: +234 8098599821, +234 8037311148

Email: ecfnd@yahoo.com, edemgreen@yahoo.com, fiomeluv3@yahoo.com

Website: www.ecfnigeria.8m.com 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                          

Thanks for finding time to visit  our webpage, please feel free to email us your comments and other concerns.

Your can reach us at

Edem Children Foundation (ECF)

23 Etinyin Abasi Street,

Off Atamunu Street, Calabar

Cross River State, Nigeria

Phone: +234 8098599821, +234 8037311148

Email:ecfnd@yahoo.com, edemgreen@yahoo.com