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THE AWAKE PROJECT

SUPPORT A CHILD'S RIGHTS, AND GIVE A CHILD A BETTER LIFE. LET'S BUILD AN ENDURING MOVEMENT TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND WELFARE.

According to the World Health Organization, child abuse is any form of maltreatment that is violent or threatening to a child under 18 years of age. It includes all forms of physical and emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, neglect, negligence, and commercial or other exploitation that results in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, dignity, development, or survival.

Statistics have shown that nearly 300 million children between the ages of 2 and 4 suffer abuse globally. Sadly, abused children are more likely to become abusive adults when they grow up, so the cycle of violence moves from one generation to the next.

According to UNICEF, 6 out of every ten children experience some form of violence – one in four girls and 10 percent of boys have been survivors of sexual violence. Of the children who reported violence, fewer than five out of 100 received support.

Child abuse is a complex subject and can be traced to several causes. These include poverty, being under four years of age or being an adolescent, poor parenting, having a disability, illiteracy, violence between other family members, being isolated in the community, gender inequality, inadequate housing support, unemployment, alcoholism, poor implementation of policies that prevent child abuse and socio-cultural norms that promote violence towards others.

Commonly reported types of child abuse in Nigeria include child labor, maltreatment, physical and cyberbullying, early child marriage, female genital mutilation, sexual abuse, and child trafficking. Abuse has a lot of harmful effects on children. These effects include isolation, fear, distrust, educational difficulties, low self-esteem, depression, trouble maintaining relationships, guilt, unwanted pregnancy, self-blame, mistrust of adults, mental health disorders, anxiety, stress, lack of confidence, and anger issues.

Awake project was created to protect children's rights in Nigeria.

A need was cultivated deep within the foundation to combat this inherent practice that leaves devastating results in its wake in the society.  

Elite Star Foundation began the project “THE AWAKE PROJECT”: A CALL TO THE REALITY OF THE MENACE OF CHILD ABUSE.

The facilitation of this project is been carried out through the measures we named “THREE E’S”; Education, Enlightenment and Empowerment and “COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT”.

We championed this project because we recognize the importance of child protection and welfare. 

The activities in this project include sustainable empowerment, seminars, counselling and the establishment of an early warning system where individuals can report as soon as signs of abuse are noticed in a child. 

This project started in JULY 2022  and it is a continuous event.

 

HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE USED?

Funds Generated for this project will be used for administrative expenses, consulting expenses and other expenses. below are the breakdowns: 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES 

In other to carry out our project, we have listed the items needed and we also did market research to find out the estimated cost of these items.

IEC Materials: We are going to print 7000 Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials and the estimated cost of each is $1, which totalled to be $7,000.

Laptops:  We will empower 10 children between the age range of 15 – 18 with 1 laptop each. The approximate cost of this laptop $400, which is totalled to be $4,000. 

Customized T-Shirt: We are going to need 200 customize T-shirts as a method of awareness and the estimated cost of each is $10, which totalled to be $2,000.

Scholarship to Neglected Children for the Period of one Year: It will cost us the sum of $200 Per year to sponsor each child in the society that has been denied the right to education due to the inability of their parent/guardian to provide tuition fees. We plan to sponsor 100 children and the total cost of this is $20,000. 

THE TOTAL COST FOR ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES IS $33, 000

 

CONSULTING EXPENSES 

Vocational Trainers:  The service of a vocational trainer will be needed and we are hiring three trainers for the period of one year, and the cost of each is $300, which is totalled to be $900.

Assessment Agents:  The service of an assessment agent will be needed and we are hiring three agents for the period of one year, and the cost of each is $300, which is totalled to be $900.

Legal Adviser:  The service of a legal adviser will be needed and we are hiring just one for the period of one year and the cost is $250.

Social Workers:  The service of a social worker will be needed and we are hiring two social workers for the period of one year, and the cost of each is $250, which is totalled to be $500.

THE TOTAL COST FOR CONSULTING IS $2,550

 

OTHER EXPENSES 

Fueling of Generator: The estimated quantity of fuel we will be needing for the entire year of this project is 2000 Litters, and each litter cost $0.33 which is totalled to be $660

Transportation for Staff and Volunteers: The estimated cost of transportation for staff and volunteers to travel around the jurisdiction for this project is $500 per person and the selected amount of persons is 10, which totalled to be $5,000

Refreshments: We have decided to sponsor the refreshment of 2000 people for the entire year in the cause of our project. The estimated cost of refreshment is $1.7 per individual, which is totalled to be $3,400. 

THE TOTAL COST FOR OTHER EXPENSES IS $9,060

 

For this project, our estimated budget is $44,610 in other to carry out the project effectively.  

 

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